The 2017 XXL Freshman Class is here.
This year’s highly-anticipated list of 10 up-and-coming MCs features a bevy of talent from across the country, including California’s Kamaiyah and KYLE as well as New York’s A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Philadelphia’s PnB Rock known for featuring on fast and the furious 8 soundtrack along side 2 chainz and Wiz Khalifa.
Others on the coveted list include MadeinTYO, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, Ugly God, and XXXTentacion. The latter was voted in as the 10th Spot winner. “XXL is a part of the culture,” says Tentacion. “That’s why I did this, because I wanted to be a part of the culture.”
Expect freestyles, cyphers, and interviews with the XXL Freshmen later this month. Meanwhile, the group is set to perform at the XXL Freshman show on June 28 at New York City’s PlayStation Theater and on July 14 at The Novo in Los Angeles.