XXL’s 2013 Freshman Class

Internets! I hope you are thanking the XXL staff this morning because for a minute there it was looking like we wouldn’t have anything fresh to argue about this week. Late last night XXL revealed it’s 2013 Freshman Class and cover image. The MCs who made the cut are as follows:

Schoolboy Q
Trinidad Jame$
Joey Bada$$
Ab-Soul
Logic
Action Bronson
Kirko Bangz
Travi$ Scott
Dizzy Wright – 10 Spot People’s Champion Winner
Angel Haze
Chief Keef – “The 11th Freshman”

My thoughts after the jump.

I would have to agree that this probably is the best class ever. That said, I don’t know if I’d call some of these guys “freshman”. I can’t for the life of me imagine why Q, Ab and Bronson would agree to that categorization. All 3 of those artists are already out of the stratosphere, so I don’t see how this benefits them at all. It’s cool to be asked, but it’s even cooler to say nah, I’m straight.

Let me guess, everybody’s going to be mad at the inclusion of Trinidad Jame$ and Chief Keef? Get over it, this is not a best lyrcist competition and never has been.

It’s nice to see Angel Haze’s name, I just hope she wasn’t a token inclusion. She’s nice as hell and totally deserving, I just don’t know that she’s accomplished as much as her fellow freshman in the past year. Either way, I’m not at all mad that she’s there and I’m sure she’ll live up to her placement.

Joey Bada$$! Dizzy Wright! Lyricists FTW.

What the fuck is a Logic?


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26 Responses to “XXL’s 2013 Freshman Class”

  1. Harlem World Says:

    look at these swaggerless munkees

  2. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    victim: how can i get SNs to notice me?

    answer: ride some ill etherist dick. (poz x ew)

  3. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    I would have to agree that this probably is the best class ever.

    > roff!

    dropout of hip hop journalism then, asshat.

  4. AR-Clip Says:

    Action Bronson<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  5. MaG Says:

    they gotta do better Es. i actually agree with you on all of this…but its unfair to others to put Bronson, Q and Soul on there. i think maybe XXL needs to have like a certain year mark…if you’ve been “poppin” for more than 2-3 years, you’re not a freshman.

  6. Cypher Says:

    Niggas is flight attendants…

  7. AR-Clip Says:

    Who the fuck would really be looking forward to an Action Branson album?

  8. Jackson7 Says:

    smh @ this collection of coons wiggers and weirdos

    hipihop is dead

    these niggas is pop artists

  9. Cypher Says:

    Niggas still buy magazines?…

  10. AR-Clip Says:

    Q got that Dirty swag down to a tee. How the fuck do your shirt look dirty on a magazine cover?

  11. Cypher Says:

    How your name Action but look like you live a sedentary life?…

  12. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    “OMG Joey Bada$$ made the list, he’s fire, he def got next”
    #CypherGems

  13. AR-Clip Says:

    smh @ this collection of coons wiggers and weirdos

    ^ which catagory would you pick each artists in? Lmao

  14. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    Niggas is flight attendants…

    > lol!

    spitta fans keep gettin turbulence.

  15. &What?! Says:

    I would have to agree that this probably is the best class ever.

    ^

    Nah. The one with Curren$y etc was better

  16. The Shot Clock Says:

    I can’t for the life of me imagine why Q, Ab and Bronson would agree to that categorization. All 3 of those artists are already out of the stratosphere,

    ^

    out of the stratosphere? lol nah all three can only benefit from the exposure. and they have a deep enough catalogue to hook new fans

    of everyone up there i think trinidad james is the only one who didn’t need to do this. he’s a freshman yes, but he didn’t need to stand in a crowd of niggas on a cover. he’s gotten more shine off that one single than anybody else up there has over the course of their career. if i was him i’d fall back on the promo and work on the catalogue

  17. Cypher Says:

    Has Trinidad had more than one hot single?..

    Is niggas checking for a Trinidad feature beyond as a way to filter what goes in the trash can ?

  18. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    “That new Emilio Rojas is dope”
    #cyphergems

  19. AR-Clip Says:

    I havent heard 50% of these niggas

  20. &What?! Says:

    Asher Roth, Curren$y, Kid Cudi, Blu, Wale, Charles Hamilton etc > this lot

  21. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    “who?!? Graph, yea hes definitely up next for 2014”
    #cyphergems

  22. AR-Clip Says:

    I’m guessing the white dude is logic?

  23. Cypher Says:

    THe KiD FRanKiE
    1 min ago
    “OMG Joey Bada$$ made the list, he’s fire, he def got next”
    #CypherGems

    ^
    “Nah, sounds good but I ain’t write that”

    -currency gems

  24. AR-Clip Says:

    I don’t see the start potential in any if these cats. Maybe Kirko can sell a few albums

  25. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    “yo im def goin to the Jon Connor concert this weekend bro”
    #cyphergems

  26. Doctor Bulldog Says:

    LOL at “coons wiggers and weirdos”

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