The 2021 XXL Freshman Class List was announced today. This year the list is representative of the undeniable female force taking over rap music with four women artists included in the list, setting the record for the most women in the history of XXL Freshman Class Lists. 

The 2020 XXL Freshman class is here. Meet the new class.

I didn’t know much bout Def Jam’s new artist Logic, but I am aware that he has been on the radar of almost everybody who loves hip-hop. One of Logic’s claim to fame is his cypher performances like this one: . Homeboy is a beast and I truly believe that he is about to take off into a […]

Until recently, the only thing I knew about Logic was that his name was on the tip of a lot of people’s tongues. Logic is 25 years old (from Maryland) and is making some huge strides in the hip-hop world. He’s a biracial rapper (not like that matters) who’s talent has taken him to sold-out venues. […]

  There’s been a lot of buzz on which artist(s) would make this year’s XXL Freshman Cover. Kirko Bangz was one of the young superstars on the magazine’s front page in 2013, so he knows first-hand what it takes to get that well-deserved recognition. Listen to my interview with Kirko to find out who wanted […]


XXL Magazine revealed their 2014 Freshman Class on BET’s 106&Park.  “The Dirty Dozen” may be one of the hottest classes yet! Check out who made it and let us know who your favorite artist is.

XXL Magazine unveiled their annual “2012 Freshman Class” cover with Machine Gun Kelly, Iggy Azalea, French Montana, Don Trip, Macklemore, Hopsin, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Future and Roscoe Dash. The fifth installment of the popular cover features two white rappers (one– female) and a few rappers with rising fame about including Roscoe Dash, Future and […]