XXL has spoken, I present to you the 2017 freshman class.
XXL’s 2017 freshman cover has dropped. The cover contains Kamaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, Madeintyo, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, Kyle, Ugly God & XXXTentacion. In my honest opinion, I think XXL got it about 40% right. That means I believe 4 out of the 10 artists on this list deserve to be here. The Bronx’s own Cardi B was definitely a snub. After dropping her second project Gangsta Bitch Music V2, with hits like “Lick” featuring Migos’ Offset. On top of that, being at damn near every red carpet this year–Cardi deserved to be on this list! Another snub was Atlanta’s own 6lack dropping his project, Free 6lack, late 2016 with radio smash “PRBLMS” he should be sitting smack dab in the middle of this cover. Who are the four I believe deserve to be on this cover you ask? A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, Madeintyo & Playboi Carti. With the exception of Playboi Carti, all four of these artists have had radio hits. The latter Playboi Carti has garnered a lot more attention since dropping his first official project named after himself. I’ve sounded off… most of the internet has sounded off. I would love to hear your opinion, drop a comment and let me know what you think.