As a rap music connoisseur and “hip-hop head” I usually find a multitude of things wrong with XXL’s annually dropped freshman list. There has been plenty of years i barely heard any music from the artist that appeared on the cover. Other times I argued that many of the artist on the list buzz simply wasn’t big enough to even be mentioned. It seems that this year XXL has gotten it right. Not only did they grab some of the most budding rising stars in the rap game today. The photographer seemed to capture them having fun. All of them lightly smiling flashing gold and platinum teeth, not taking themselves so serious. I feel this is a great reflection of what these freshman stand for and what the music game has coming. Guys having fun and being themselves, I love it!