6 months into 2015, it’s safe to say there’s been A LOT of new break out artists who are “redefining hip hop,” as they say. But the question remains, who’s here to stay? Today, XXL presents us with their 8th annual Freshman Class; starring 10 individuals who they deem are defining the new wave of hip-hop.
Up above we have: DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap, GoldLink, K Camp, OG Maco, Raury, Shy Glizzy, Tink, Vince Staples and the winner of the fan-voted 10th Spot, Kidd Kidd. Do you agree with who’ve they’ve selected?
Per usual, XXL will be providing us with profiles, interviews, roundtables and cyphers (hosted by DJ Drama) from the 10 MCs, as well as behind-the-scenes footage from the collective. You can catch the Freshman class performing live in New York City at the Best Buy Theater on Tuesday, June 30 and in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater on Monday, July 13.
Check out the XLL Freshman Class photoshoot below.
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