The 2017 XXL Freshman Class is here.
This year’s highly-anticipated list of 10 up-and-coming MCs features a bevy of talent from across the country, including California’s Kamaiyah and KYLE as well as New York’s A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Philadelphia’s PnB Rock.
Others on the coveted list include MadeinTYO, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, Ugly God, and XXXTentacion. The latter was voted in as the 10th Spot winner. “XXL is a part of the culture,” says Tentacion. “That’s why I did this, because I wanted to be a part of the culture.”
Expect freestyles, cyphers, and interviews with the XXL Freshmen later this month. Meanwhile, the group is set to perform at the XXL Freshman show on June 28 at New York City’s PlayStation Theater and on July 14 at The Novo in Los Angeles.
Last year’s Freshman cover featured Anderson .Paak, Lil Yachty, Dave East, Lil Dicky, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Denzel Curry, and G Herbo.
The XXL Summer 2017 issue — due July 4 — marks the 10th anniversary of the Freshman covers. The mag is slated to include interviews with Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore, Travis Scott, Lil B, and many other former Freshmen.