Every year XXL magazine announces a new class of rappers the their board of judges feel will take over the rap game. Since 2008, the Freshmen list has given shine to rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Freddie Gibbs, Iggy Azalea, Meek Mill, Future, ScHoolboy Q and more.
After opening wild card voting up to the public, and plenty of rapper ‘consideration’, XXL is announcing the list for 2014. The list is being announced live today on “106 & Park,” as each of the rappers perform to announce their status as Freshmen.
View the up-to-date list of freshman as they’re listed below, and look for the issue of XXL to hits stores this month. (as seen above)