Another year, another announcement of XXL’s Freshman Class. Are these ten picks the future of Hip Hop?
The year’s most anticipated moment in Hip Hop, XXL finally released the cover for its 2015 Freshman Class. Representing various trends and subcultures within the culture, artists chosen have already led to interesting conversations of relevancy. Then there are questions regarding XXL’s protocol for picking candidates.
This year’s theme, “Built To Win” has yet to be explained in relation to Vince Staples, Fetty Wap, Dej Loaf, Raury, K Camp, OG Maco, Shy Glizzy, GoldLink, Kidd Kidd and Tink. Are they on their way to having a successful career or has that already been determined? In the mean, Senior Features Writer Ural Garrett and Features Writer Andre Grant try to dissect exactly what went into XXL’s decision