For his or her 2018 Freshman Class, XXL chosen a phalanx of stars for this yr’s cowl, together with Lil Pump, Trippie Redd, Smokepurpp, Blocboy JB, YBN Nahmir, WifisFuneral, Ski Masks The Droop God, J.I.D. and Stefflon Don.
In contrast to previous covers, XXL solely included 9 MCs this yr after Lil Skies — who was voted to be the 10th member via a fan vote — declined his invite for the duvet after initially accepting, the publication studies.
The precise problem for the Freshman Class will drop July three. Then, all 9 rappers will hit the stage at Terminal 5 in New York Metropolis on July 11 for the annual XXL Freshman Present. Do not fret: XXL will uphold their custom and proceed to point out like to the West Coast with an LA present July 19 at The Novo.
It is about that point. Regardless of affected by an early leak courtesy of DJ Akademiks, the XXL Freshman Listing moved ahead with a dignified sense of secrecy. Now, the time has come for the publication to unveil the lineup, which can nonetheless come as a shock to some. This time round, we’re taking a look at an honest mixture of “mumble rappers” and lyricists, and the vibe is undeniably intriguing. So, with out additional ado, take a look at the The 2018 Freshman Class under:
Ski Masks The Droop God
The fan-voted tenth spot was awarded to Lil Skies, who finally refused to point out up. To be trustworthy, it sort of feels like a waste, particularly given the omission of 1 notable rainbow-headed rapper. Both method, Florida clearly had an enormous displaying this yr, and it is nice to see J.I.D. maintain it down for the lyricists. It looks like an enchancment over final yr’s lineup, and the compulsory Cypher must be fascinating this time round, given the divided stylistic nature of the category.
What do ya’ll consider XXL’s newest lineup? Did they get it proper, or do you are feeling like they missed the mark?
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