Lil Yachty Comments On This Year’s XXL Freshmen
XXL Magazine’s Freshman cover is always sure to stir up controversy, especially in recent years. Although last year’s class was heavily criticized, the selections as of today are still accurate, regarding whose coming up in the Hip-Hop game. This year’s freshman class was the most questioned, and consumers’ uncertainty seemed to be cemented once the freestyles came out and they were as bad as everyone expected.
Lil Yachty was on last year’s cover, and he’s constantly being criticized for his lack of lyricism–especially after trying to freestyle on radio and being embarrassed. Since then, he’s admitted his mistakes in trying to conform to the roles of a lyrical artist, and thinks people need to accept his music for what it is.
In an interview with Hypebeast, Yachty commented on his love for this year’s XXL Freshman class, and said something about the cyphers that most probably wouldn’t expect. Lil Boat said about the cover, “Of course my favorite is Ugly God. He’s my brother, but I love XXXTentacion, Playboi Carti and MADEINTYO. I love Kamaiyah, she’s like my big sister. Actually, the whole class is fire. I feel like they bullshitted their cypher. I love the people though, they make great music.”
Though not explicitly saying it, Lil Yachty is basically agreeing with the crowd consensus that this new class’ freestyle skills aren’t up to par–which is funny, especially for Yachty. At least he’s honest.