Another year, another XXL Freshman Class to stir controversy. As I get older it’s getting harder and harder for me to recognize the rappers on the annual list, but this year I surprisingly know
most about half of them. So let’s take a look at the rappers who made the 2019 XXL Freshman Class:
Comethazine: Damn. I hate to start off the list like this, but I have no idea who this is.
Tierra Whack: Thankfully I do know who Tierra Whack is. She can rap but she is mostly known for her creative music videos.
DaBaby: It feels like DaBaby was added at last minute and I can understand why; he’s hot right now. It’s like how when XXL added Chief Keef at the last minute in 2013 (And just like with Keef it looks like they had to find a way to fit him on the cover).
Lil Mosey: Nope. Don’t know him either.
Roddy Ricch: I was gonna say that I never heard of him but he is on that E-40 song that recently came out. So there.
YBN Cordae: Don’t know much about them YBN niggas musically. I know the one of them got beat up, smashed Black Chyna, and now is with DreamDoll. This is not him. I suspect YBN Cordae is the most lyrical one? I guess?
YK Osiris: No idea who this is.
Rico Nasty: I may be wrong but hasn’t Rico Nasty been around for a minute? She is only 22 so I may be wrong. Either way I don’t mind her on this list.
Gunna: Gunna deserves to be on this list. I don’t really like his music because he sounds like a low rent Future, but I understand his inclusion.
Megan Thee Stallion: Meg on this list is a no-brainier. She is one of the hotter names here and has a chance to at least be in the top rung of current female rappers. Speaking of female rappers, she is the one of three to appear on this year’s list. Is that a record?
Blueface: While the momentum isn’t already what it used to be in Blueface’s young career, him on this list make sense. But apparently he got voted in so maybe the buzz is still there. What do I know? *does the Bust Down dance*
All in all, I ain’t mad at this list. It feel like it matches with the current climate. Let me know what y’all think.