XXL Freshmen

The XXL Freshman 2015 Freestyles Are Going Live June 15
The 2015 XXL Freshman cover has been unveiled and as you may know, along with the announcement comes a lot more. A major part of our annual list is not only the magazine, but the individual freestyles. The freestyles are a huge part of the phenomenon, as it gives each of our selections a chance to s…
Every XXL Freshman Freestyle Over the Years
Since our second Freshman Class in 2009, each edition of our annual up-and-coming MC spotlight issue has included a slew of different stories, videos and interviews to showcase the year's new crop of talent. And while a lot of attention centers, understandably, on our cyphers, a real test of a rappe…
Twitter Reacts to the 2015 XXL Freshman Cover
The roster of XXL Freshman for 2015 has been revealed!
As always, XXL has rounded up who we think are stars-in-the-making and who are not only hot right now, but also have a future in the rap game. The crowning rappers from this year's class are Fetty Wap, DeJ Loaf, K Camp, OG Maco, GoldLink, Sh…
22 Former XXL Freshmen Have Advice For The 2014 Class
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XXL’s Freshmen Covers Over The Years
XXL Freshmen 2014 marks the seventh time we've given shine to a bunch of up-and-comers in the game on our cover. It all started with the "Leaders Of The New School" issue above from 2007, where we named hip-hop's next superstars. We took a year off in 2008 but came back s…

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