After a few leaks, XXL finally reveals their 2018 Freshman Class. And yes, this year’s annual list could be looked as having an abundance of face tats & SoundCloud/mumble rap (There’s also like four rappers from Florida but let’s not get into that…). Whatever. Let’s breaks down the rappers that made the list this year:
Ski Mask The Slump God
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ski Mask The Slump God is one of those rappers where the name sounds familiar but I couldn’t name a song by him to save my life. Get ready for that running theme on this list.
Is Lil Pump the biggest mumble rapper in the world? It’s gotta be him or Tekashi 6ix9ine right? That being said, I’ve grown a liking to Lil Pump since his interview with J. Cole and hearing “Esskeetit”.
Wait. This isn’t SpaceGhostPurrp? Whoa.
It seems like J.I.D is the defacto lyrical rapper of this year’s class. He’s also probably the one I have listened to the most. And who doesn’t like “Lauder”?
I wondered why I didn’t know who the hell Stefflon Don was. Especially with her being the lone female rapper on this list. Then I found out she was from London and now it makes sense. To be honest, I’m now kinda remembering that song she had with French Montana.
It’s easy to get all these YBN niggas mixed up but apparently YBN Nahmir is their leader. I thought the leader was the teenage who is smashing Blac Chyna. That seems only right.
West Palm Beach, FL
I see Wifisfuneral’s name a lot when I’m on the internet and it’s hard to overlook because his name is Wifisfuneral. That’s about all I have to say about Wifisfuneral.
Trippie Redd is one of the biggest name on this list. I wonder if he’s the reason why 6ix9ine isn’t on this list? I honestly don’t know any Trippie Redd songs other than that one where he’s rapping in the desert with his friends and dancing with gun. Oh, and he reportedly made out with the Cash Me Outside Girl.
Lil Skies got voted on the Freshman Class via the 10th Spot but turned it down because he said the whole thing was rigged. Duh.
Congratulations to all the rappers that made the list. Hope you are around next year.