The only cover that always sparks heated debates, fights and random chair throwing amongst hip-hop heads!
XXL is back at it with one of their biggest covers. The list has caused some ridiculous outrage already via Twitter due to the choice of artists featured and people left off of the yearly list.
XXL‘s summary of the list:
In the past five years that XXL has been picking Freshman classes, never once has making the list been easy. This year included. Similar to 2011, the hype around the Freshmen Class has continued to grow by leaps and bounds, surprising even us with its popularity. For this class the buzz began earlier than ever, four months before the cover was even shot. And it seemed like everyone had a list. From subdued music fans to diehard rap junkies, from Twitter stalkers to industry heavies and featherweights, folks wanted their list to be the XXL list. We listened, asked opinions, took notes.
We’re still trying to figure out who the hell half these people are. maybe we’re just getting old but from what we see… Basically, hipster sub genre rappers, a mediocre Morrocan, 3 average white rappers and some Atlanta Autotune ninjas. Thanks XXL.
Sound off when you see this list!