Arriving a bit later than we’ve been accustomed to, XXL touches down with their annual freshman class list, showcasing some of (who they believe are) hip-hop’s best and newest talents.
Rocking with a “Believe In The Future” theme, the 13th annual list calls on NLE Choppa, Polo G, Calboy, Lil TJay, Fivio Foreign, Baby Keem, Jack Harlow, Rod Wave, Chika, Mulatto, Lil Keed, and 24kGoldn.
A glaring omission from the list is Pop Smoke, which the magazine explained. XXL revealed that Pop was the first Freshman for the new class but “circumstances out of our control prevented us from including Pop as part of the cover posthumously.” Stressing that is still apart of the class, the issue includes an unreleased interview from his visit at the top of the year.
Take a look at the cover below and let us know what you think about this year’s class in the c-section.