And the 2014 XXL Freshmen Are…

blame it on Meka May 5, 2014

It may be a couple months after were used to, but XXL has finally revealed the list of artists that have made their coveted XXL Freshmen list.

Lil Bibby
Vic Mensa
Isaiah Rashad
Rich Homie Quan
Kevin Gates
Jon Connor
Jarren Benton
August Alsina
Chance The Rapper
Ty Dolla $ign
Troy Ave
Lil Durk

A few observations:

The South has the most representatives with 5 (Isaiah, Quan, Gates, Benton, Alsina), followed by Chicago with 4 (Bibby, Vic, Chance, Durk), with one rep from Detroit (Jon), New York (Troy), and LA (Ty)

No women made the list this year, compared to last year when two women – Iggy Azalea and angel haze – made the list

Most of these choices were “safe,” as each artist has a relative decent buzz going for them

Thoughts? Opinions? Bueller? What would be your choices?