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  • Gem

    I can dig it. Even though some of these guys should of been freshman 2 years ago

  • wat

    Great list. Miles better than last year. Rapsody should replace Angel Haze though. Just for the fact that she's a lot more popular.

  • bxb

    off top there's more credibility than previous years because of Schoolboy, Ab-Soul, Joey and Action Bronson, but there's way too many dollar signs and aspergers patients in this list.

  • http://twitter.com/reqcartier ReQ Cartier

    The list is actually good. I would personally replace some names tho..

  • http://www.fuxwitit.me SAMWELLGRANDE

    NO A$AP FERG?!?!?!?! NO TRAP LORD! FUCK THAT

  • http://twitter.com/aboynamedandy aboynamedandy

    Solid list. Best since 2009 even. Only Logic and Angel Haze could be debated IMO.

    • Shady 213

      Logic shouldn't be debated, he deserves to be on the list

  • http://ImagineThat-Music.com Mike Love

    Angel Haze?? C'mon. You know she ain't gonna do shit. Plus they have 3 dudes are there who are clearly one hit wonders. Good to see Action Bronson get some love, as well as Joey Bada$$ and Schoolboy Q. Those are real artists who will actually make an impact and be around for a while.

  • Marty McFag

    ???the fuck is this shit, why did they Jay Z out?

  • Dude

    I'm fuckin' wit the list. Some of these dude should have been made it. My only complaint is that they left out Chance the Rapper and Orfeo Fame

  • Mr. Hip-Hop

    Still no XV?

  • TruRap

    Lil Chuckee should be up there.

  • gaaambinogirl

    My baby Logic is on there :* in my opinion trinidad James should be last.

  • TDE Manage

    How is schoolboy a freshmen when he is already 2 banger albums deep and both were released before this year...

  • don

    no rittz ??? boo!

  • T

    How is Logic debatable? He's built a MASSIVE fanbase off of only two mixtapes and has released great visuals along the way. He deserves it bro.

  • fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap

    I heard OJ The Juiceman was close to re-appearing this year.

  • http://LIME2020 Nick

    this has to be the best list since Cudi was on the cover..not to happy about the Haze just cuz i would like to hear a solid mixtape..also Joey and Q & SouLo and Bronson better rip the freestyle video..

  • Jake

    Logic is that nigga!

  • wat

    All I know that they cyphers this year will have infinite replay value.

  • C

    Decent list but most these ppl shoulda been on the freshman class. Mad props to the beast coast with bada$$ coming on. TDE is finally complete with soul and Q. Action Bronson been in the game for a cool minute. Don't even get why chief keef is even on here that was prob outta pity. XXL needs to step they're game up on the freshman class like back in the day.

  • Ralph Nader

    Charles Hamilton's is better than everyone on this list

    • J’ai

      Truuuuu

  • Mew2

    Nitty Scott and Eversno deserve some recognition

  • wat

    @C: This isn't a competition of skill, it's a list of people who will have promising careers, hence the "freshman" title

    • C

      If its about ppl having promising careers then Q and Soul should have been on his list a few years back. XXL doesn't seem to see that though

  • Dizney

    That shit wack as fuck....if this is what we've come to the game is sad...fuck rap

  • wat

    Mew2: Nitty Scott hasn't done anything in the past year but drop a mixtape (or EP, don't even remember) that got ZERO buzz. I'm a fan but she doesn't deserve a spot. And I don't even know who Eversno is.

  • FromParis

    I was hopin to see my man Chip London Boy on here tho

  • Westside TDE

    Solid list but King chip should have been on here to

  • Geezy

    Overall the list is straight. Not too overly sold on Kirko Bangz but being in Houston I can see how he made the list off of last years hype. Be interesting to see where he takes it from here.

  • https://soundcloud.com/jesus-of-swaggerath-fskf/sets/summerxeffect Courtney is naked see!

    uuummm Kirko Bangz on his SECOND MAJOR LABEL ALBUM DEBUT how is he a freshman? Dude been released a Major Label Album already, it did ok, then this Go run he went Harder, but doesnt make him a freshman, any way cool list

  • wat

    @Westside TDE: King Chip will never be on after he dissed XXL and lied saying he turned down the list last year (or was it 2011? I don't remember)

  • kirko sux

    KIRKO!?!?!? GTFO.

  • bigbooties

    No Cyhi???

  • wat

    @bigbooties: He was on the 2011 list...

  • bigbooties

    Take that back he was before

  • J. Arthur

    Where the fuck is Chance the Rapper at?

  • D

    Trinidad James is everything that is wrong with mainstream hip hop. Not a fan of Keef either. Dunno who the fuck Haze is...

  • LIL COMCAST

    How the fuck did Kirko Bangz and Logic make the list while Chance the Rapper didn't? And how the fuck are Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul freshmen? This list is shit.

  • Jay Stretch

    Tef Poe Had a Amazing Year Yall Sleeping!

  • wat

    @J. Arthur: Chance hasn't done shit (yet). Then again... Angel Haze hasn't done shit either so.. *shrugs* But I think Chance will be on next year's.

  • whooo

    cyhi was on 2011 list w. k dot and lil b n dem...besides trinidad chief and kirko and maybe a diff female this would be the 3rd best list behind 09 & 10

  • wat

    @LIL COMCAST: Maybe because UNLIKE Chance the Rapper, Logic and Kirko have actually done shit and shown promising careers?

  • EC

    Im from houston and im not sold on Kirko no one in the city is really just seems like he's one of those guys who left and got a deal. But I guess its still a good "look" for Houston to have two representatives with him and Travis Scott... But the biggest shocker is that Chance the rapper was nominated and didnt make it.

  • aggiNssiPnItseR

    I wish Trinidad James would eat shit and fucking die a slow & painful death... And Logic can spit but he always uses that same old ass line "Swimming in women" on every freestyle & also on a few songs

  • wat

    @C: Yeah, Q should've been on last year. This year was Soulo's year though for sure. Top Dawg ingeniously put them out that way. Rock '10, Kendrick '11, Q (should've been) '12, and Soul '13.

    • C

      @Wat I get you on how the list for TDE goes which is true but this list looks like they just grabbed random names out of a hat. And this is why hip hop is becoming a joke because they put list out of artist that aren't even great. Then viewers and readers give in to the hype and listen to whack music. But we'll see how the year turns out. Maybe I'm wrong and these artist might actually make music that is worth listening to.

  • Jay Stretch

    No disrespect to my nigga school boy but if he there Ab soul should definitely be there!

  • wat

    @Jay Stretch: He is there...?

  • Jarvo

    Ferg and Flatbush Zombies should've been on there, But if iWas Q, Soul, & Action Bronson iWould've Asap Rocky them and declined bcuz they dnt need the extra exposure, But this list is better than last year iDnt like Dizzy or the dike chick.

    • Michael

      How do you not like Dizzy?! He is the best thing since Pac bro

  • Jarvo

    Krisko Bang!?!?!!?! Mannn clear it!

  • QUE ?

    Good list, happy Black Hippy getting some recognition, but they missed out on the G.O.O.D duo, where the fuck is hit boy? And XV for that matter.

  • JayWest

    I mean really I don't if I agree or disagree with the list. This year was some pretty dope artist. But end of the day I fucks with all of them.

  • wat

    @Jarvo: FYI A$AP Rocky ONLY declined because of a scheduling conflict, otherwise he would've been on last year's list.

    • Jarvo

      Nah bro, Seen on an interview he str8 up said no and it had nothin to do wit that. He wanted his own cover.

  • Michael

    None of you mentioned the best rapper on this list... Dizzy Wright.. listen and you're welcome...Funk Volume

  • ROC

    SOULO HOE #TDE #HIIIPOWER

  • wat

    @C: If you look back, no list has made everyone completely happy. There's always a person or two that people hate. Even the great 09 class and 10 class. Everyone has to admit overall this class is their best work in years.

    • C

      @Wat yea you got a point there. Finally I talk to someone who actually knows what he's saying about hip hop. Props

  • Dump

    Travis in here I'm happy. Chance The Rapper will prob make it next year I feel like he came a little too late. XV coulda been on this but not surprised. Has Casey Veggies ever been on this and could they count Pusha T since he's a freshman when it comes to solo?

  • wat

    @Dump: You're right about Chance having a better chance next year. He's too new for sure. XV should've been on in 2011 because that's when his buzz was biggest. Since then it's died down so much that he's pretty much unknown so he had no chance making it this year. And Pusha is just way too "on" to be anywhere near a freshman.

  • C

    @dump Casey never got on the list. Did his own thing. Guess he didn't feel like he didn't need XXL to come up in the game. Doing pretty good for himself though. And I guess since pusha been in the game for a while he isn't considered.

  • wat

    Oh and Casey just was never asked by XXL. I hate when XXL doesn't pick obvious choices. Like Vado, XV, etc. in years past.

  • wat

    @C: Thanks! Likewise bro. It's so hard to find someone who actually cares and actually knows shit.

  • three

    Stalley? he has actually has an ALBUM coming out this year. angel, dizzy and logic would be lucky to see a disc on the shelves.
    TitoLlopez, Rockie Fresh and Hit-boy should have had an appearance. they all will have an album out at some point. probably even cop-able too.

    & chief keef has an album out, doesnt that disqualify him?

  • wat

    @three: Stalley should've been on last year but don't sleep on Dizzy and Logic. You don't have to have an album in STORES to be successful in this day and age. There's other ways to make money. Like... iTunes? Shows? Features? A lot more shit. Tito Lopez hasn't had much noise although he is nice and Rockie Fresh as well. Hit-Boy is too known as a producer to really be taken serious as a rapper.

  • Justice714

    trinidad james??fi real?? Problem shoulda been on that b4 him..not that i'm really into him either but he will outlast em fa sho..ras ceylon..smoke dza...spit gemz..more of dem "freshmen" who keepin it Fresh!!

  • jundamane24

    not bad xxl, but seriously fuck kirko bangz lame ass....

  • Truth

    Schoolboy Q & Ab-Soul are NOT freshmen in 2013. Their albums came out over a year ago!

    XXL just knows they have Kendrick-hype, and wants to be able to claim them as XXL Freshmen. So they can describe them "XXL Freshmen" in every goddamn article, like HHDX does...such BS. Like these dudes need websites cosigning them. Like their opinions hold any weight.

    Who's the next XXL "Freshman" going to be? Big Daddy Kane?

  • wat

    @Justice714: Ras Ceylon? Spit Gemz? WHO? Seems like you're just picking from your personal playlist and not thinking of the bigger picture. What have those two done? Guarantee most people have never heard of them. Problem isn't too know either but I DO agree with DZA.

  • wat

    @Truth: Those weren't their major label debuts, which XXL says it part of their criteria.

  • Michael

    DIZZY WRIGHT FOOLS

  • Traww

    The only names that deserve to be up there are Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Dizzy Wright, Joey Bada$$, and Travi$ Scott; And they fucking need to put XV up there..

  • yuh

    what about flatbush zombies wheres the beast coast love for the people who arent joey badass

  • wat

    @yuh: Flatbush Zombies are a group but they got their love in the issue, look at the cover. And the rest of Pro Era don't have enough personality (for now) to really know as anything more than Pro Era. Just like A$AP Mob.

  • gee dot que

    PROS: though some people should have already been on this list, it really is a pretty solid list.

    CONS: STILL NO DOM KENNEDY!!! smh

  • Kanye East

    FUCK OUTTA HERE WITH THAT CUNT ANGEL HAZE. POLITICALLY CORRECT PICK IN FULL EFFECT

  • Jdjsbskdh

    Lol at people still saying XV in 2013. He shoulda been 2010 or 11. He missed his chance. He got no hype now. No one gives a fuck about him. The music he putting out these days isn't even as good as it was before .

  • Mike Jones

    Trinidad James... Really??? Chief Keef... Really??? XXL is garbage!!!! Hottest artist that you will never see on a XXL freshman list: Jon Connor, Nitty Scott, The Kid Daytona, Honors English, Chance The Rapper, XV, and Snow Tha Product just to name a few. I'll give the credit for Ab Soul, Action Brunson, Schoolboy Q, and Angel Haze. Not sold on Dizzy Wright either.

  • good.

    Glad to see Dizzy Wright on the list.

    Vegas stand up.

  • whateveriguess

    How come if YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER doesnt make the list, then its trash? Fuck outta here with all that.

  • Nasty

    Nothing comes close to the first class... This one has a few good names

  • JetLifer

    I like the list but I'd have Dza, Sir Michael Rocks, Dom Kennedy, and Casey Veggies on there

  • IMO

    Out of the list, most of em are supposed to have covers, no point in putting them on the list when theres so many other artists who are truly dope "freshman".

  • david

    XXL doesn't have ANY hip-hop credibility AT ALL and they just promote what's 'hot' but putting that aside most of these are already established artists. Doesn't that defeat the idea of a 'Freshman' list?

  • TommyLamb

    Fat Trel is missing...

  • DAFAUQ

    JON FUCKING CONNOR ISNT HERE?????

  • JetLifer

    ^True forgot about Connor

  • http://2dopeboyz yeaaahh

    This is the best list since the year Cudi, B.o.B, Wale, Asher Roth, Spitta, etc. was the cover. My only problem is Jon Connor and Casey Veggies, or Chris Webby should've made it over Trinidad and Kirko.

  • Jay Stretch

    Jon Connor been beastin for min he def deserves it

  • Mr. Canada

    @JayStretch I just checked out yo guy Tef Poe
    Hes definitely official keep making Records like "Rap Fucked Up"he'll build enough buzz to be there next year!

  • Mac Dre

    Eh, could be worse. Each year they release these lists, and each year there is always one huge star missing but for the most part they are okay once you look back at the end of the year. This is coming from me, who has railed against the list ever year haha. I've just chilled with age I guess.

  • Steve Blackman

    I'm digging it for the most part because of Logic, Soul, Q, Bronson, Joey, Dizzy. But honestly, who TF voted for Trinidad or Keef??!
    I wish Rittz would have made it but I'm fine about it, unlike a lot of you boys crying in the c section above.

  • koke

    Jon Connor > Chief Keef, Trinidad James, Kirko Bangz (who isn't a freshman btw)

  • http://Yrap.bandcamp.com Y-Rap

    I Dig It.

  • Good Kid Fad City

    Chance the Rapper, Calez, DymeADuzin, Kevin Gates, Fuze the Mc, Jesus of Swaggerath, ANTHM, Troy Ave, Nitty Scott, Hoody Allen, Young Scooter, Stalley, Rockie Fresh, Sir Micheal Rocks, jarren benton, julian Malone, Dominic Lord, Spaceghost Purp, Fat Trel, Los, IAMSU, Problem, King Louie, J Pinder, Rittz, Casey Veggies, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Ferg, Chris Webby, Chinx Drugs, Tito Lopez All Have a good chance for next year, lets see who come out on top!!!

  • http://wavesofwisdom.us www.wavesofwisdom.us

    Grande Marshall?

  • /jb

    Yup, list needs Jon Connor.

  • cloud9

    Thing is, both Soul and Q only have independent LPs, I think the only person who has a major debut on this list is Kirko(I'm not exactly sure). I'm pretty sure that's apart of the selection process as well

  • ChampaignePapi

    These people aren't freshman....how is bronson a freshman? how are q and soul who are about to release their second albums freshman? Kirko Blows....Angel Haze is hot garbage...the only person that makes sense on this list is Travi$ Scott

  • SforMusic

    U guys should not be shocked or surprised or butt hurt mad about this list. It is actually a really good one and 90% accurate one at that. All of them (Including Trinidad and Keef) made more moves this year compared to the rappers u are listing out of nowhere. There is a world outside your IPod you know lol...I will say this list is a lil bit predictable IMO cos they are all obvious choices

  • juicy-g

    WHERE TF IS CHANCE?!

  • Bom919

    Los should replace Logic whoever the hell that is, he should've been on there last year. Their sleepin on him. Then again he did sign to Bad Boy so he might not get anywhere

  • (l,k)

    XV & Los should not be on it lol. those are both guys who release way too much music and even their best stuff is wayyy overrated. not to say they deserve it less than some on this one, but still

  • geneKIDD

    I would quickly replace Angel Haze, Travi$ Scott and Kirko Bangz with Tito Lopez, Rapsody and Stalley. Trinidad james get a pass due to XXL fucking up and having at least 1 wack artist up there plus his buzz is big in the streets even though I don't understand it. The list is never solid but its damn sure better than last years. Other than those 3 artist I named the list is good. Glad the Homie Logic Made it! Don't sleep on em! hes serious

  • hmmm

    Angel haze hate is weird she really isn't that bad and she is singed. It makes sense to me. Q, Soul, Bronson, Badass and wright deserve it the most to me.

  • triPAUD

    this is like a round up of cats that were held back a year by xxl

  • AND194

    There always a couple of people everyone wants to change. I'm pretty sure the reason they haven't made a perfect freshman class is they're saving some good people for next year just in case no one good comes out.

  • Allday

    The fact tht Trininad James & Angel Haze made it over Los & Lola Monroe is a fucking joke and a half

  • Flyvito

    Good to see Dizzy get his.

  • coke zero

    some of yall are dumb as hell. look up the conditions/history of this list for you post random dumb shit. the list is actually super balanced and yall still whining. First of all Q and Bronsom are freshman. just cause they sold their mixtapes don't mean its their albums. 2nd you must literally be retarded if you ain't think keef and Trinidad wasn't finna make it when damn near every year the list has been a mix between rappers w/ commercial potential and with potential to just be great. this list isn't about who's better or anything its about who they feel bout to takeover this year, who's making the biggest move, who deserves shine and who has potential. if you look at it like that half the nigga you keep naming aren't really matching these guys potential and or buzz. Trinidad and chief keefs buzz alone shits on half the niggas you gus keep naming career. I don't even like em n I know that.

  • Daniel

    Good list over all. You cannot please everyone, but most of the names deserve recognition. Last year's list was terrible, so nice to see some actual spitters this go around. Logic is alright, Q and Soul -- dope. Bronson is interesting. James, Bangz and Haze I could do with out, but XXL is trying to sell magazines, not make blog people happy you'd think?

  • wat

    "There is a world outside your iPod, you know." QUOTE OF THE YEAR. STFU you idiots. It's not a skill competition. Everyone on here has made moves to get their names buzzing! It's about CAREERS not RAPPING SKILL. Obviously Keef, Kirko, and Trinidad are hot ass but they have great careers. That's more than you can say about the rappers you're naming that should've been on, in YOUR opinion.

  • lLinconN

    Trinidad and Bronson deserve to be on here, Joey Bada$$... not so much.

  • wat

    Joey Bada$$ doesn't...? He has CRAZY buzz. He's like one of the leaders of the new NY.

  • KatoXV

    to the people saying guys like chance are "too new" stfu... its a FRESHMEN list. with that said here is my 11. ASAP Freg, Casey Veggies, Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Trinidad Jame$, Earl Sweatshirt, Dizzy Wright, Joey Bada$$, Fat Trel, Rockie Fresh and SpaceGhost Purrp. Anybody who got switched out was simply because they are not a freshman or just not good enough IMO.

  • KatoXV

    maybe Flatbush too

  • JPM

    Soooo much Camo lol

  • wat

    @KatoXV: Too new = NO BUZZ dummy. Chance doesn't deserve it solely because of that. Fat Trel, Rockie Fresh, and SGP as well. Their buzz isn't enough to deserve the cover. Stop listing PERSONAL FAVORITES. I do agree with Earl though.

  • KatoXV

    @wat if i was listing personal fav's i woulda said XV and how do you agree with Earl but not chance... Earl aint dropped a tape since 2010

  • HeadHonchoBack

    @GoodKidFadCity
    That "Jesus of Swaggerath" shout out thooooo! That dudes killin' it! Didn't think anyone else was up on him.

  • wat

    Earl's buzz has been consistently massive since he "came home." Chance may be dropping stuff but he's still too unknown. Don't get me wrong, I like Chance, but this is a buzz contest.

  • JAyP

    THANK YOU COKE ZERO FUCK! FINALLY SOMEONE SAYS IT!

    But sadly each year XXL has a list people are gonna bring all their underground favs and be pissed and mad EVERY YEAR! But man this list is just as good as the 09 one! I dont know anyone who can beat 09s list tho most the people on that list are still successful til this day!

  • wat

    @JAyP: Agreed, the only people who fell off are Blu, Cory Gunz, and Mickey Factz. The others are wildly successful. Asher is in the middle tho.

  • OBTUSEANGLE

    WHERE THE FUCK IS RIFF RAFF? THIS SHIT SUCKS!

  • J.West

    Yall Know Q and Solo released independent albums right? Get it together God lol

  • Mike Tomlin

    This list is dope gimme Swerve & SYG over that clown Trinidad James anyday thou. And Cheif Keef-- kill yoself.

  • j

    make your own magazines with your own list if yall so butthurt lol
    its on point for the most part except angel haze but i suppose you gotta pick 1 female now and again.

  • Justme

    Not bad,dizzy wright over jarren benton tho?,do people still buy xxl anyway?

  • philly

    As long as AB-SOUL is there I agree...Best Ever

  • Good lookin out

    Shout out to all the people mentioning Chance the Rapper. Never really heard the dudes music prior to people in the C-section throwing his name out. Y'all made me a fan

  • Zombie

    Should've had domo and XV and chris webby. No Trinidad, or keef, or Kirkuk, they're all one hit wonders. Xxl fucked up this year.

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  • Frank Ocean

    who the fuck is the white boy?

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  • Keyrondey

    Keef and Trinidad have made themselves into household names and that can not be over looked TJ blew up in two months and inked a 2 mil deal with def jam no matter what u might say or think he deserves to make this list. true freshman

  • Andre.Co

    Some of you guys sleeping on Logic. He may be white but the guy can spit. Check out Young Sinatra 3, Walk on by, Growing Pains, Prime, Juice, Scenario, and tell he's not dope. Glad Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, and Dizzy got on here but tell me Logic cant hang with them....he definitely can.

    • charles.s

      That is true he can hang with them. Even though he underground he's better then half of the artist that I listen to.

  • charles.s

    Logic is not just white he's black too and he spits. Don't sleep on him

  • Duke H

    pretty good group tho my case is what bout kevin gates, tha joker, tito lopez, Dubb, Propain, Starlito, & Killa Kyleon just saying name of few

  • Duke H

    o i forgot about Le$ too

  • ajay ali

    CHANCE THE MUTHAFUCKIN RAPPER??????!!!!!!!!! he shudve been a lock since hes actually gonna release sum shit ill hear about for more than 7 minutes...anyways this list is much better than last year

  • all birds like the diamonds in my teeth

    yooo marty chill dawg, if u keep beating your meat hard to this cover, u mite break your dick off

  • Cloud

    No Stalley??? They stay sleepin on my dude. No Dom Kennedy??? The Yellow album was voted top 50 mixtapes of 2012 but no recognition this list is crazy...

  • Townbiznes510

    They coulda gave the bay some love. I wish Young Gully and Iamsu! made it.. maybe next year

  • LxrdeAndrxw

    The list is actually good not like last years "fucking Horrible" Should've had Rockie Fresh & SpaceGhostPurrp to replace Dizzy Wright & Logic!!!

  • Chi-Town Joe

    No King Louie?! But Chief Keef?! Maaann somebody needs to be fired! On My Mama!

  • MSSPORTYB

    DIZZY WRIGHT & JOEY BADA$$ !!!!!

  • Ghost of Christopher Wallace

    Be on the lookout for Krew$, dude is quietly building a legit fan base and his new project "Twi$ted Religion" is dropping this year...saw the trailer on his youtube channel, he got potential to be the next great.

  • http://www.sleepercellmixtape.com Pop

    Yeah Lil Chuckee should have been on this list..He has been grindin 2012..S/O to Big Man

  • HTFCU

    This is solid list, but there is no way Angel Haze should be on it.

  • JAyP

    @Wat you're absolutely right!

    & Some of ya don't know the difference between Independent released albums and first ever released Commercial album! Ask a lot of people who don't listen to rap if they heard half these independent released albums they'll look at you crazy but best believe they heard that single off that Commercial Album!

  • NY standup

    Bronsonelli FTW

  • yupp..

    This list seems more like XXL making amends for some terrible lists they have put out in the past, not saying it is the best list for 'freshman' exactly but its respectable.

  • malcyvelli

    only people that got no place on this list is angel haze and trinidad, maybe even kirko, the only reason angel is on here is probably because shes a girl but if thats the case then snow the product shouldve been on here instead, you couldnt pay me to bump that girls shit but i know her youtube views are respectable and she can go in a track, and trinidad is just too new, nigga only been relevant for about 4 months, regardless of his impact, and kirko just didnt do enough this year, you might as well put cashout or some other disposable ass nigga, AND for the dude that said A$AP wouldve made last years if it wasnt for a scheduling conflict;how the fuck is keef up here then? ,im also thinking that cash money paid some of the commentators on here vouching for lil chuckee, that lil nigga aint done shit, so how in any way, shape or form should he be up here? rockie fresh deserves an honorable mention or to replace one of the fools i mentioned earlier IM OUT

  • malcyvelli

    AND DOM FUCKING KENNEDY! that fool has BEEN overlooked too many times and heres a perfect example, yellow album is on some classic mixtape shit yo, and as dumb as it may sound, riff raff could/should have a spot on here, hes been hanging tough too

  • remy

    aite so who tf is logic?
    who tf is dizzy wright?
    who tf is angel haze?
    who tf is kirko bangz?
    bahaha i cant deal., xxl got me fucked up lol SGP,pusha t, if big sean gon be on the bitch twice than CURREN$Y NEEDA BE ON HERE AGAIN TOO!!! i just cant deal:/

  • Dean Nice

    A yo I feel Chance should have gotten a spot he earned it, No Cassey Veggies Come on son you can't be for real, Angel Haze? Thumbs down B, Kirko ? Stop it son, garbage!! Glad to see Dizzy on there finally!! Hit boy could have took Kirkos place easyly!!!! Boldly James should have been on there!!!No Jon Connor? Y'all crazy for that 1!!! Childish gambino DESERVED a spot on this 1 also!!!! I seen somebody mentioned King Louie, next yr all day, Jesus of Swaggerath too, he a beast but its way to soon for them, Mr MFN Squire could have had a spot this yr, Chief Keef? I'm disappointed on this choice, Everybody from Kids these Days gotta chance next yr, I'm not into Aziela Banks but I think she didn't make the cover because of her attitude

    • A.P.

      Aziela was on last years lol

      • A.P.

        Forget it nvm lol

  • Rachel M.

    Its crazy how Hip-Hop is being pimped out like a hoe on the Vegas Strip. If you got that cake then you can get on top until your funds run out. More than half the artist (Not all of them) on that cover rely on a dope beats.If you listen to they shit acapello 9 times outta 10 it don't make sense or the barz are so weak you'll never remember em!

  • AugustFanon

    Where is Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire at? He is dope and I was really hoping he would be on the list but oh well.

  • BSR

    Whats happening with Tito Lopez?? Thought he had to be in there. Is there something we dont know about Tito here in the UK? Thought he was gonna be big this year??

  • seriously

    EARL

  • drew

    Logic sounds A LOT like drake sometimes. That's his only weakness.

  • b

    Logic dropped out of school at 17, grew up without a father, his mother was an alcoholic and addicted to crack, he also moved out of his house at 17 and into a friends and started rapping and making videos, then a couple years later after a mix tape or so he was approached by a producer to start Visionary MGMT and now he's touring all over the world, he's making money, he's all about the fans, if you think he sounds like Drake then listen to his mixtapes, and oh he's half black, he's nit full white, anything else you guys wanna bitch about or what? The rap game finally has a real rapper. If you wanna bitch then bitch about Trinidad. As logic said "my futures looking double XL, they shit is medium"

  • req

    @b what being part back or having dysfunctional family have to do with being a real rapper? what does any of that have to do with any of the criticism people have wrote? this is the worst "defense" comment i think ive ever read on this site. ever.

  • http://hiphopandlove.wordpress.com FUHNAHTIK

    Yeah, but "Freshmen" should imply newcomer. Glad to see Action Bronson on the list.