The roster of XXL Freshman for 2015 has been revealed!
As always, XXL has rounded up who we think are stars-in-the-making and who are not only hot right now, but also have a future in the rap game. The crowning rappers from this year’s class are Fetty Wap, DeJ Loaf, K Camp, OG Maco, GoldLink, Shy Glizzy, Raury, Kidd Kidd, Vince Staples and Tink.
This year’s roster is a mixed bag of MCs hailing from all the parts of the country and innovating the genre of hip-hop. And with Detroit’s standout DeJ Loaf and Chicago’s Tink gracing the cover, this is first time XXL has featured two female MCs on the Freshman cover.
And as always, after we’ve made our picks, everyone else makes theirs. Hip-hop heads from around the internet voiced their opinions on this year’s picks and they held nothing back!
Here’s the top responses around Twitter to the 2015 XXL Freshmen cover. The good, the bad and the ugly.
— Jimmy To (@prettyboyt0) June 3, 2015
#xxlfreshmen thank god y’all at least got Vince in there. I heard raury and gvldlink are dope though
— King Fine$$e (@JayDuprae) June 3, 2015
— Muted Emotion (@1CantFeelMyFace) June 3, 2015
Raury wearing an “Industry plant” shirt on the XXL cover is the best cover t-shirt move since Cobain went “Corporate Magazines Still Suck.”
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) June 3, 2015
— DALIA داليا (@DaliaDk) June 3, 2015
Kidd Kidd made XXL 2015 Freshmen class over Lil Herb 😐
— Black Eskimo (@BEACHBOY_MILES) June 3, 2015
— Malachi Diaz (@MalachiDiaz) June 3, 2015
— Jabari (@Jabari) June 3, 2015
— aNt. (@AntEscrow) June 3, 2015
— JIGSAW⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@EYEAMJIGSAW) June 3, 2015
— TCurtVisuals (@TCurtNC) June 3, 2015
OG Maco, Raury, Vince Staples. VERY deserving of #XXLFreshmen2015
— Drew Morgan. (@unofficialdmorg) June 3, 2015
— 1st (@FKi1st_) June 3, 2015
How can you have the #xxlfreshmen 2015 and not include Mick Jenkins?
— Jacob Rutherford (@Jruther5) June 3, 2015
— T (@ILuvKaraoke) June 3, 2015
I say Raury, Staple, Tink n Maco… Everybody else is WTF? #XXLFreshmen2015
— Wale3000 (@MightyBeardo) June 3, 2015
no NY artist made the list cuz ain’t nothing New moving out of NY that’s hot right now #xxlfreshmen
— DO-DIRT (@dodirt) June 3, 2015
Here for Raury and Tink being on the XXL Freshmen cover!
— Mr. Joe Schmoe (@HenJoeSchmoe) June 3, 2015
— Gage (@KingGage_) June 3, 2015
— J. Sandico (@JayDeathWhen) June 3, 2015
Wtf is a Shy Glizzy? #xxlfreshmen
— Wyatt* (@wy4ttde11) June 3, 2015
— Chris (@Cool_Mintz) June 3, 2015
The people on the #XXLFreshmen list do got some bangers though. They all make hits I’ll give em that.
— DJ T.Walk (@TheDjTwalk) June 3, 2015
All I know they snuff’d my Nigga @que on the freshmen list cover. He prolly declined.
— JimmyMars (@JimaralMarshall) June 3, 2015
I only see longevity in like 2 of those artist on the cover #XXLFreshmen
— FYB OGBT (@1boakie) June 3, 2015
— 97 (@sophiakweli) June 3, 2015
— Skinny Fresco (@Fresh_Moss) June 3, 2015
— Young Nigeria (@ZeusTRAPPIN) June 3, 2015
— TiffDashSoul (@MediaGoddess313) June 3, 2015
— NoahTheModel (@NoahLamar) June 3, 2015
— ****J.Cupid**** (@JayCuff13) June 3, 2015
Only good #xxlfreshmen this year is Goldlink… Fetty Wap makes me want to kick puppies.
— Austin Matthews (@austin404) June 3, 2015
Happy to see dej loaf, kcamp, and tink on the #xxlfreshmen cover. They deserve it. And I can’t wait to see how dej loaf does in concert
— Sammy Smith. (@sammythagoon) June 3, 2015
It’s really dope to see an artist like Raury be apart of the #xxlfreshmen class. Salute. 💯💯
— Roman Sionis (@PlainTweets_) June 3, 2015