It’s finally here!
The 2017 XXL Freshman Class has been revealed and it also marks the 10th anniversary of the Freshman franchise.
According to XXL, the way they choose the list is by talking to EVERYONE:
“… And it comes together the same way as when it first started. We talk to everyone we possibly can—industry tastemakers, rappers, our friends, fellow hip-hop heads, the guy working at the bagel shop, whoever—to get their input on who they think should be picked for the class. Then we argue it out as a staff and narrow down the list.”
This year’s Freshman Class includes the following:
- Kamaiyah (Bay Area)
- A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (Bronx)
- PnB Rock (Philadelphia)
- Madeintyo,(Tokyo representer)
- Playboi Carti (ATL)
- Aminé (Portland)
- Kap G (ATL)
- Kyle (Ventura)
- Ugly God (Houston)
- 10th Spot winner XXXTentacion (Broward)