XXL Reveals 2014 Freshman Class

2014 Freshman Class

It’s that time of the year again. XXL magazine has unveiled the 12 artists that make up their 2014 Freshman Class.

This year’s list, dubbed “The Dirty Dozen,” includes Chicago natives Chance the Rapper, Lil Durk, Lil Bibby, and Vic Mensa, TDE’s Isaiah Rashad, and Atlanta’s Rich Homie Quan and Jarren Benton.

Chance the Rapper saluted his fellow MCs, tweeting, “4 southside Chicago kids on the cover of @XXL.”

For the first time, the list also includes R&B hitmakers Ty Dolla $ign and August Alsina.

“Ayeeeeeeee!!! #XXL cover 1st singing nigxa on that btch!” tweeted the Testimony crooner.

Past XXL Freshmen have included J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Macklemore, French Montana, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Boosie, and Iggy Azalea.

See the full list below.

2014 XXL Freshman Class

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



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21 Comments

  1. Raj

    August Alsina? LMFAO.

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    Rozay-MMG Reply:

    @Raj, righht the dude sings, the industry tryna please everybody! surprised they aint put a white or female rapper too lol

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    TBear Reply:

    @Rozay-MMG, they have past XXL Freshmen White rappers and females

    Asher Roth
    Mac Miller
    MGK
    Macklemore
    Logic
    Action Bronson

    Females
    Iggy Azalea
    Angel Haze

    i may have missed some but still

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  2. Chris Monteleone

    No webby are you kidding me??

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  3. Jon

    This list is a joke! How long has lil durk and rich homie quan been out? Annnnd why is August Alsina on the list? XXL has fallen off the Map! I just can’t with them

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    Anthony Reply:

    @Jon, they just got hot last year though which is why they are freshman & they don’t even have a album yet which makes this very accurate.

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  4. Anita B

    August Alsina -_-

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  5. yomaaan

    Everyone on this list is better than Nicki Minaj

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    try harder Reply:

    said a typical trying-to-be-macho and anti-mainstream hipster

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  6. PALA

    the worst xxl freshmen list for real

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  7. You Mad 'Cause I Don't D--k-Ride Ya Fave?

    August is on the list because he is hip-hop, he just doesn’t rap. His album was just as good as good kid, m.A.A.d city. How often do you expect an R&B singer to tell stories as tough and as real as August, that is more hip-hop than rhythm and blues

    Now I just need a Kendrick collab and life would be great

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    Rozay-MMG Reply:

    @You Mad ‘Cause I Don’t D–k-Ride Ya Fave?, looooooooooooool she said he is Hip Hop, he is a great story teller and soul artist ill give you that but he is not Hip Hop and don’t force the GOOD Kid Mad City comparison just stop it 5

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    You Mad 'Cause I Don't D--k-Ride Ya Fave? Reply:

    @Rozay-MMG, your user name is based from Rick Ross, end of discussion

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    try harder Reply:

    Telling stories =/= hip-hop.

    Someone needs a lesson in logic.

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    You Mad 'Cause I Don't D--k-Ride Ya Fave? Reply:

    @try harder, Then what does hip-hop equate to?

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @You Mad ‘Cause I Don’t D–k-Ride Ya Fave?,

    You know nothing about hip hop so don’t speak on hip hop. You really compared that flop album to GOOD Kid Mad City though? LMAO BYE DUSTY.

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    You Mad 'Cause I Don't D--k-Ride Ya Fave? Reply:

    @Bitches In Paris, He had just as much struggle and tales as GKMC, I am entitled to my opinion. Please proceed to hop off my d!ck

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  8. blerhg

    MISOGYNY 2014

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  9. Mato

    Gates better than all these dudes! Go check out Luca Brasi Story. Bro been doin his thing for the south.

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  10. OUTRAGE OUTZILLA

    Why isn’t Snow Tha Product on XXL?!

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  11. michael eng

    we all know this was snows cover they all fools over there she won a spot and they gave it to someone else cause they scared. they don’t support her we don’t support them

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