XXL has revealed their picks for this year’s XXL Freshman Class. Now in its 12th year, the XXL Freshman franchise has embraced hip-hop’s rising stars and have given them a platform to showcase their talents.

This year’s Freshman Class includes 11 artists:

  • Comethazine from East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Tierra Whack from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • DaBaby from Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Lil Mosey from Seattle, Washington
  • Roddy Ricch from Compton, California
  • YBN Cordae from Suitland, Maryland
  • YK Osiris from Jacksonville, Florida
  • Rico Nasty from Largo, Maryland
  • Gunna from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Megan Thee Stallion from Houston, Texas
  • Blueface from Los Angeles, California

Check out the cover below and look for freestyles, cyphers, and more content from this year’s class. How do you guys feel about this list? Did your favorite up-and-comer make the cut? Let us know.


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