XXL Announces All Candidates For The 2016 Freshmen Class

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It’s finally that time of year! XXL has announced all of their candidates for their annual freshmen cover, and I’m so excited that some of my favorite newcomers have been included! There will be ten who make the cut, one of which who will win from fan votes. The polls are open now until next Monday, April 4.

There are WAY too many names for us to list them or try to break them all down, but I will add my personal picks, as well as who I think are high contenders for making the cut. Let us know on Twitter who you think will make the cut!

Who I’m Personally Rooting For:
Chill Moody
Boogie
Dougie F
Jay IDK
Kamaiyah (I think it’s too early though)
Madeintyo
Monty
Nef The Pharaoh
Nick Grant
PNB Rock
Tsu Surf

Who I Think Will Make It:
Anderson .Paak
21 Savage
Belly
Bryson Tiller
D.R.A.M.
Dave East
G Herbo
Jidenna
Kodak Black
Lil Dicky
Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Yachty
Nef The Pharaoh
Playboi Carty
Post Malone
PNB Rock
Rich The Kid
Tory Lanez
Young Dolph

CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST HERE

Marisa Mendez

Marisa is a media personality, while also working on the digital side of things for some of hip-hop's biggest names. She has done work with French Montana, Swizz Beatz, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T and many more.

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