It may have come a bit later in the year than usual (they’re usually announced sometime in March or April), but XXL Magazine revealed their annual Freshmen lineup for 2015. As expected it’s loaded with many of your current online favorites, a few not-so-surprises, and the fan-voted “10th Spot.” In case your’e not familiar with their faces, or you don’t care to read the cover, they are:
Expect the usual assortment of viral content – freestyles, photo shoots, interviews, behind-the-scene looks at the aforementioned three – throughout the next several weeks, culminating in XXL’s annual Freshmen Concert in both New York City (June 30th) and Los Angeles (July 13th).
As well as the Freshmen reveal, the upcoming summer issue will also have interviews with prison wards Gucci Mane and Bobby Shmurda (who, yes, is still locked up), former inmate Boosie Badazz, Mike WiLL Made It‘s Ratchet Kriss Kross Rae Sremmurd, and some words from French Montana on his fallen friend Chinx. Expect the magazine to arrive on newsstands later this month. Meanwhile you can peep a behind-the-scenes look at the cover’s shoot below, and complain about who should have and who shouldn’t have made the list in the c-section.