XXL's 2012 Freshman Class


For the past couple years, hip hop magazine XXL has put out a cover of freshman emcees for the upcoming year. After anticipation and many people wondering who would make the cut, XXL released the cover, which you can see right here further. I've been more disappointed with the list in the past few years (although last years had some solid choices), and this year my thoughts are the same. I mean, I'm sure a few artists did not want to be on (rumor that being ASAP Rocky).

So the list as follows: 

Machine Gun Kelly - Makes sense, I mean he was doing some big things in 2011 and now being signed to Bad Boy he has some serious potential, although I'm not a huge fan.

Danny Brown - Probably the best choice on this last Danny Brown blew up in 2011 and is certainly only going to hit it big time in 2012.

Kid Ink - I've listened to Kid Ink a few times for the past year or so, and really he technically is a freshman to the scene, but he is pretty generic. I really do not find anything special about his music.

Future - Another one that makes sense, but not really into his collection yet. I do dig a few of his jams, so we'll see how 2012 pans out for him.

Roscoe Dash - MEH, enough said.

Hopsin - I can't really comment on him, haven't heard much.

Macklemore - Not bad.

Don Trip - Just like with Hopsin, never listened to him.

Iggy Azalea -Need to hear more of her stuff.

French Montana - Makes sense.

I think what people's issue is that although most of this years XXL picks are new to the game or relatively new, there are many overlooked rappers who are waaaay ahead of some that were chosen. So MGK, Danny Brown, Future, and French Montana can stay for sure. These are some I think are missing or should of been on but maybe they declined like I said:  ASAP Rocky, XV, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Chip Tha Ripper, Casey Veggies, and Emilio Rojas to name a few. What do you think of the list? Who'd they leave out?







2 comments:

roscoe dash isn't a freshman

Yeah he def isnt, but he also sucks too haha

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