XXL Freshmen Cover (2011)

Whoa! A month before it hits newsstands, eighty8clothing got a hold of XXL‘s 2011 freshman class. Here’s a roll call from the top. Starting at the the left: Lil Twist, CyHi Da Prynce, Big K.R.I.T., Meek Mill, Diggy Simmons, Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf, Fred The Godson, Mac Miller, Lil B, and YG.

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Related: Vado Absent On XXL Cover

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  • kallywood

    hiphop lost. there’s some solid names up there but…we lost.

  • Gus

    Vado and XV shouldve made this. Tyga over Lil Twist if you were to put a YM member up there

  • Minelevation

    Only Diggy Yelawolf Cyhi Da Prince Meek Kedrick lamar Are spitting

    What is hip hop coming to Lil B is a joke I thought that was 50 tyson get outta here with that bullshit

  • Ronnie_Moe

    Out of all these guys, I only fuck with Kendrick really….

  • LukeCage

    XXL has a great opportunity to showcase new talent and get hard working artists some co-signs but refuses to take chances.

    Twist, Cyhi, Yela, Dig, Kendrick will have big years without your bum ass cover XXL.

  • Mike

    Yela is doin better than all of them…dude is signed to Shady…lol

  • Doe Money

    Look at all these losers.

  • DOZEZ

    WHERE THE FUCK IS VADO AT????
    WOOOOOOW SMH

  • Brent Gin.

    i kan live with that list i do agree wit tha homie that said XV Shouldve been on there and Tyga shouldve as well

  • Philly!

    about time Philly gets some recognition with Meek Mill. Yela, Diggy, CyHi, and Mac Miller are all nice as fuck too. pretty good line up…but who’s #1? Lil B holding a sign that says “This Year We Got 11 For Ya!” cant tell who’s in that red jacket next to Mac lol

  • Philly!

    #11* oops lol

  • REALIST

    they actually put lil b on here wow
    he been wit the pack since 04′ ha

  • vinnie napi

    wtf. how is lil b on there hes a joke. and why didnt chip make it this year..

  • P

    There’s somebody else to the far right.

  • Word

    Lil Twist??!?!!?!?! LMAO! Who gonna buy his shit?

    Kendrick Lamar, Big KRIT, and Yelawolf >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the rest of these bum ass niggas.
    ChYi is decent but everybody else garbage, MOST especially that based god nigga Lil B.

    And where Vado? He better than everybody else that aint the 3,4 i named already

  • Your Friendly Neighborhood Dopeman

    Was sleeping on Big K.R.I.T. until recently. Dude can spit.

  • http://twitter.com/talleyismajor Talley

    They fucked up when they put Lil B and Twist on there…
    Everyone else is solid and a good look for hip hop in my opinion.

  • markman

    EPICFAIL…. Meek Mill TRASH (ricky Paid for that nigga to be on Here)…Fred The Godson….FRED THE GODSON !!!! GTFHO lil Twist….YelaWolf is 31 fuckin years old Cyhi is Wack as Well

    no Dom Kennedy no killa kyleon trash

  • Goose

    Yoooo, why does this look like a class picture for the slow class at school?

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/mrbasco Mr. Basco

    WHAT ABOUT CHIP THA RIPPER!? oh wait, he will never be a freshman to this game!

  • Mr. A From Tha T

    DIGGY!!!!!! CY HI !!!!!!!!!!!! ………….akward silence (turns away)

    No hate, but a word to these other cats, make me change my opinion this year

  • Word

    @Doe Money

    And what are you? You making more money than them?

  • Alas

    PAH!

  • http://errolgames.com Errol James

    based god on the cover that’s whats up. XXL got it right this time

  • Jai

    No Laws??????

  • http://www.nvrmusic.com NVR

    Why is everyone talking about Tyga not making the list.. Dude already put out 2 albums, been in the game for a while now, not really a freshman anymore.

  • Your Friendly Neighborhood Dopeman

    BTW Vado is no longer considered a “freshmen”. After being snubbed from the previous covers he’s pretty much like “F*ck it”

  • Word

    @Goose

    Lmao! Cuz Lil B retarded ass in it.

  • Taqee Bond

    if this is the freshmen class of hip hop, im scared for the future…lil twist ? lil b ? are you kidding me ?

  • http://www.mauricegarland.com Maurice Garland

    im assuming no one here read months ago about CamRon not allowing Vado to be on the cover…

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  • http://teamsmokealot.tumblr.com/ eaze

    how the fuck lil b get up there

  • taylor

    how the fuck are emilio rojas and laws not on this cover? that shit is awful

  • http://twitter.com/whodissis “Who D.i.s.s.”

    Fred The Godson should’ve ate Lil B & brought it back down to 10….

  • Don Dada The ILLEST

    IS THAT TORY LANEZ IN THE RED JACKET?

  • Da Beasty Boss

    Deadass thoooo where vado and xv att. XV is better than a lot of dudes. I’m not gonna lie tho diggy and cyhi are NICE

  • TZ103

    Lil Twist really .? Where’s XV

  • OTB

    dude to the left in the red jacket it YG.

  • zcanady

    Lil’ B? Really tho? I mean, i can c Kendrick, Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Diggy, and few of them other cats but Lil’ B? Man, i wudve went wit Chip the Ripper or sumn. dumb ass lil’ b, dis some ol’ bullshit

  • germaine

    Emilio Rojas???

  • Don Dada The ILLEST

    MA BADD ITZ YG! YG IS TUFF! YG GOT A HIT RECORD WITH 50!!!

    YG THE FUTURE!!! CALI STAND UP! WESTCOAST!

  • still best rite now!!

    you niggas hatin on BasedGod!! lol I bet any money he was the FIRST name penciled in on the list…

    this list woulda been really official if Tyler the Creator didnt turn them down tho.

    coulda def left YG off…

  • money mitch

    lil twist?? bwahahahaha

  • http://JordanValleyJoe.tumblr.com Jordan

    Where’s the final cover of the XXL Magazine, too many of the eighy8clothing.com logo on here

  • Ciz

    damn no Laws? Shout to Meek Mill.

  • James

    ?VADO?WILL BE ON THA SOURCE BECUZ HE CLAIM U CANT BE ON TWO MAG@ONE TIME!! BESIDE THAT NIGGA WILL LOOK WERID WIT THESE KIDS! PS: SHADY PAID FOR YELAWOLF TO BE ON HERE!?*KANYE WEST SHRUG*

  • Belize

    Vado should be there, and the only ones worth giving a shit would be K.R.I.T. & Yela, but Lamar, YG & Cyhi are okay.

  • bang

    KEndrick Lamar MOTHER FUCKERS… everybody else sucks cock!!!

  • TA

    solid list. don’t understand why lil twist made it and xv didnt. as for lil b, i wouldnt have him on the cover. but its understanding why he is..

  • YMCMB

    Lil twist is the man. Fuck everybody else no homo maybe lamar. And why the fuck is yg on here that fool WACK! Tyga will be on the source thats where real nigga at!

  • Cut em UP

    Its alot of bums up there(lyrically)…but i cant judge, its not all about lyrics its about full quality#coppingthisissue

  • Sam I Am

    @NVR

    Crooked I was with the ORIGINAL death row, but they still put him in Freshman CLass of 09. I stopped fuckking with XXL a while ago. two cats that work there already put me on to the payola that goes on a couple months back. Shit is on some Red-pill type of fucked up when you what really goes on behind these sites and publications.

  • YaDig

    Why the FUCK is Lil Twist on there..

  • funnelcakez

    Where is Emilio Rojas????

  • James

    ?FRED THE GODSON?TO HARD TO BE ON THIS LIST! TYGA DOPE AS SHIT THEY FUCK THIS SHIT UP REAL TALK!?BLACK HIPPY? WHERE THEY@BESIDE LAMAR???

  • Console

    Lil twist? Mac miller? FOH b!

  • Citylivin’

    Krittttt!!!!! Mac!!!!!! Yelaaaaa!!!! #thatsall

  • Justmyopinion

    Here’s what we have to think about with this cover, thus far since XXL devoted its freshmen

    announcement without a doubt there are some that disappear from the lime light. I won’t say who I

    believe will disappear, but I will say this only 3, at the most, will be even mentioned of in 12 months.

    It’s just the facts. We can all sit here and question, who’s a hot rapper, who’s not. That’s what XXL

    wants, they want us to disagree with each other. Which, in my opinion, shows how the decision to

    come up with the new Freshmen will no longer have any type of integrity instead of thinking the

    cover through they will become more and more controversial.

    We all are going to have our opinion of who should or shouldn’t be on the list, no argument there.

    Hip-hop has taken a different turn, we all can agree with that. But, if is truly about being LYRICAL

    Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) from Cleveland would’ve been on that cover. And I am not even from

    Cleveland, OH, I just heard a few raps from the guy and a couple of interviews and think he’s lyrical.

    Let’s talk about LYRICS, not HYPE don’t just type who you think should be on the list concentrate

    on their lyrical ability, in other words you want to see them around for a few years.

    Enough said. This my opinion, you are free to disagree, respectfully.

  • Badman

    No Vado, No Reek da Villain???? SMH

  • Justmyopinion

    ^*debuted

  • L0Kwense

    No Vado?!?! #fail

  • John John

    where is laws, xv, emilio rojas. how did fred da godson, lil b, and lil twist get on here wtf…..

  • Jacob

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!?! LIL TWIST?!? LIL B?!? MAC MILLER?!? XXL you need to replace them otherwise… Good picks

  • JAYE

    i’m putting my $$ on Krit, Cyhi, & Diggy. The rest..eh

  • get it right

    mac miller can spit…its white boy pothead shit but he can actually rap.

  • smh!

    Putting Lil B & Twist there is like putting Bieber on that list for his rap career

  • Citylivin’

    and to the niggas who say Lil B & Lil Twist shouldn’t be on the cover….it’s not all about lyrics ALL the time,it’s about the movement….I don’t like them niggas as artists,but them niggas got a big following….just try and search “Lil’B” “Lil’Twist” & “Mac Miller” on youtube….niggas got more hits than ya favorite artists HA!…and they doin it underground…gotta respect that….

  • http://twitter.com/Tayy_SOP Tay-LATE

    for evrybody dat doesnt remember the interview cam’ron had with DJ Drama he said dat vado wasnt gon be on it

  • http://www.phreshnphamous.com jay-o

    had YG on my radio show, have to get the rest now! Follow me on twitter/RadioHostJay

  • KARMA

    NO HATING BUT YES VADO SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE, SO IS GILBERT FORTE, SO IS LAWS… AND MANY MORE. BUT YESSSSS FRED THE GOD IS THERE, YES DIGGY SIMMONS, YES MAC MILLER … YELAWOLF DIDN’T NEED TO BE THERE + HE WAS ON THE PREVIOUS ONE.

  • KingMB

    I happy Pittsburgh made the cover 2 years in a row. (Wiz and Mac) 412 STAND UP!!!!!!!

  • JG

    Quit crying about XV not on the cover. Wasn’t he an 09 XXL Freshman?

  • CaniBlog?

    COM’ON Yall do we really have to complain? Big K.r.i.t. is there hip hop is good.

  • CaniBlog?

    BTW how many of last years freshmen actually put out an album or made any sort of an impact on music?

  • KARMA

    XXL SHOULD DO A NEW YORK IS BACK COVER INCLUDING FRED THE GOD, VADO, REEK DAVILAIN ( HOW COME IS NOT OTHE FRESHMEN COVER?)…DIGGY SIMMONS AND FEW MORE… BUT LIL TWIST AND LIL B????????

  • WTF

    man this shit is wack as fuck … LIL TWIST REALLY XXL FALLIN THE FUCK OFF. Only good people on the list is meek mill , big krit , lil b and mac miller …

  • TSpaanky

    Base god doing big things!

  • Donn

    YES, ALL THESE ARTIST ARE GONNA HAVE A HUGE IMPACT IN THE NEXT 3YRS (sarcasm)…..

    WHERE’S THE REAL LIST? REALLY…..

  • shoe bop

    kendrick lamar diggy and yela everybody else is garbage

  • original will

    why is lil twist up there again niggas must be turning down these photo opps becuz come on cuz Lil Twist really what has he done he wasnt even there to leech off of Bed Rocc success like Jae Millz was

    come on im not a hater of young Money but its people on the label who should be up there before him

    Gudda Gudda-New Generation BG and he had a collab album come out had some shining moments on tyga mixtape and wayne lp and no ceilings and the young money album he was on every girl and bed rocc

    Short Dawg-had a cool mixtape couple of freestyles

    Tyga-not really a freshmen but he shouldnt accept that album as his first try and turn down any promo right now but he had two good mixtapes grammy nod

    like come on thats disrespect to put him next to diggy all the work diggy put in two mixtapes bet cypher cell phone commercials and Lil Twist made it becuz he did a Cameo for Justin Beiber like what does this nigga do what song is cuz on LOL

    Lil B wasnt a shoccer and kendrick lamar but Lil Twist is just like the Oj Da Juiceman picc like why are you on here when Waka could have your spot LOL

    its not that its so many rappers that can go before him on that cover its thats its so many rappers on his same roster that goes on there before he do

    like come Chip The Ripper, twist really?

  • bryce ayy

    Kallywood had it right..

    Hiphop lost.
    Yela, Diggy and Mac Miller.

    Kendrick is average at best, I don’t get the hype. Cyhi can spit but has no songs worth mentioning and Lil B..really? What the fuck are we deciding to glorify having this nigga on the roster.

    HipHops taking an L.

  • mcmett

    XV was snubbed last year, thats why he pry aint on it this year.

  • Mr.G

    Lil twist WILL be the only one with a album out lol hahaha life sukk.

  • chris

    Meek mill, mac miller, and diggy are spittin FIRE!!!!!

  • http://www.5iveit.com mindofchyme

    some solid mc’s on the list this year… always gonna be different opinions, people are going to argue about this for tooo long.. ha

    http://5iveit.com/2011/02/21/new-music-my-windowstrange-rick-chyme-jay-kott-nixon/

  • original will

    man what is lil twist going to sell like what show can this nigga do at least Lil B can go and perform something in front of somebody

    I mean just becuz niggas got twitter followers dont mean shit didnt he release that song with chuckee and that shit didnt move shit

    like come on really lil twist Lil B just released a mixtape with 676 songs and is on worldstar twice daily this nigga twist biggest moment was being in justin beiber video

    come on they brought 11 they shouldve just had 10 left that lil nigga off

  • cezzy

    lil twist YG And lil b are trash
    yela fred and meek put goood ass shit out
    props

  • wtf

    wat about travis porter tyga and waka take off god son lil twist lil b

  • Thank Me Hater

    Damn Jay Em Kanye please don’t leave. Look at our future

  • D

    Next one is Lil Chuckee

    Reek Da Vill? XV? Laws?

  • Thank Me Hater

    But Kendrick Lamar is dope though and yela is aight. What’s wrong with that nigga’s neck in the red jacket. Will some please inform the puppeteer that one of his strings broke?

  • opaque

    Based God is makin moves right now, hate it or love it..Lil twist is the real tragedy on here gtfoh wit dat nigga..Dom Kennedy, Chiddy Bang, French Montana, or Jay Electronica

  • opaque

    …Would have been better to include

  • byahbyah

    to whoever is riding meek millz dick up there. i think meek is dope but the dude has absolutely no presence or pull at all outside of philly compared to some of the other artists.

  • LIL MAMA

    OK, SO WHERE DA FUCK IS PAC DIV & DOM KENNEDY @!!!!!! THEY NEED TO BE ON THE COVER!!!!!!

  • Theloneus

    Diggy and Yelawolf are the only one’s who are going to become successful. The rest of them are barely gonna make it.

  • Junior

    its some solid pics, Lil B :/<—- look at my screw face (c'mon son) hands down Big Krit is making the best music right now out of the entire class.

  • original will

    3 cali reps

  • http://pardonmeduke.com Hymn

    Dom Kennedy got snubbed. No question about it. Yelawolf has an album out doesn’t he? Fred the Godson won’t make waves, he was put on there for demographic purposes. Lil’ B will probably have the best year from anybody on that cover. Sad isn’t it?

  • roger

    @ thank me hater, cosign

  • http://applebird.org SPEAK!

    I ran into Vado at Roscoes 2 weeks ago. I asked him about the freshmen list and he said ” I turned it down because diggy, lil twist & mac miller are going to be on the cover…no dis to them cats but i’d look like a fuckin bully sharing the cover with with them kids”. TRUTH

  • your pusha

    meek, fred da ghost will surprise people watch

  • B. Digital

    If Cam would have allowed Vado on this cover then I would say he would be the most successful out the Freshman… But out of the 11, I would say Diggy, Yelawolf, Lil Twist, Kendrick Lamar and Lil B would do better than their other classmates.

  • still best rite now!!

    You know Def jam paid for “YG” spot lol

  • B

    Hip hop= Done

    The best music turned out to be the worst music on the planet

    Worst subject matter

    Full of nerds and weirdos

    Full of untalented ingnorant fools

    Full of ingnorant fans

    HIP HOP IS DEAD

  • http://www.facebook.com Mr. Got Bread like Quiznose

    Yeahh meek , lil b ? who is that ??

  • Mike

    wow what a wackass list lol KL good, yelawolf beast, big krit nice, mac miller dope as fuck, and cyhi and diggy kool, but really? emilio rojas def deserve to be on dere and chip da ripper does too, but shit rockie fresh shud be up dere his mixtape was dope as hell and chiddy also smfh xxl fuckin up

  • khalif

    thethinkingelite.tumblr.com <<< ILL Site

  • 3rdRail

    Big ups to Kendrick Lamar!!

  • TheRealList

    This list garbage can’t be serious! This is more like it Yelawolf, Big Krit, Mac Miller, Lil B (his grind deserves it not his lyrics), Vado, Reek Da Villian, XV, Killa Kyleon, Smoke DZA, Kendrick Lamar and TYGA

  • GEORGE WASHINGTON ALL ABOUT DA BENJAMINS

    VADO

  • Eman

    Cmon, no Tyler The Creator?? Odd Future is creating more buzz and has more tallent than most of these guys

  • http://ThaUrbanCNN.blogspot.com MrUrbanCNN

    Lil B = FAIL!!

  • JIMMY

    WHERES MY CHIGA WAYNE AT???? WAYNE IS GETTING HATED ON SMH!!!….F THIS MAG, BUNCH OF APES!!!

    -JIMMY THE ILLEST

  • sturdy

    NO LAWS???? what in THE HELL???? THIS SHIT IS CORNY!!!

  • frankie

    Yelawolf is not to be slept on forreal

  • Bilal

    Did you really put Lil B on there over XV? Eat a dick XXL

  • db

    idk how some of these people got on here but mac miller is a real spitter and big k.r.i.t well those are the only 2 i really listen too
    but lil b should really not be on here.

  • Roderick

    Yelawolf is a beast but I bet if he didn’t jus get a Shady Records deal he wouldn’t be on here, Y.G. is good too, & Yall hatin but Lil B definitely deserves it, He put out a mixtape every month, a solo album, and a Wolfpack album all in one year

  • Sam I Am

    @Roderick

    who gives a fuck? Quality is greater than quantity

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  • alex

    ANOTHER BIG TIME PERSON THAT PEEP IS SLEEEPING ON IS>>>> DON TRIP<<<< HE'S A MONSTER CHECK OUT HIS YOUTUBE VIDEOS

  • Jinx

    YES MY NIGGAZ KENDRICK LAMAR AND MEEK MILLZ DOIN BIG THINGZ FUK EVERYBODY ELSE

  • wuteva

    wow yall niggas sleepin hard on fred the godson yall dumb as shit i dnt even regularly comment on post but i had to point out everyones stupidity

  • i said YERR

    HAHAH @goose … yo forreal this looks like a retarded class at school. u cant tell me mac miller doesnt look slow as fuck … plus dude cant RAP. lil twist sucks dick too

    DIGGY SIMMONS / KENDRICK LAMAR / YELA > this whole cover.

  • http://thunderkush.com/ THUNDERKUSH

    Da fuck???… where’s Smoke DZA and XV ???

  • http://youtube.com/pswethebest OverTime… O!

    KRIT should of been on this cover by himself

  • http://thunderkush.com/ THUNDERKUSH

    Theophilus London ??

  • Marcus

    Los and Tory Lanez should be on the cover instead of lil b bum ass & fred the godson.

  • http://thunderkush.com/ THUNDERKUSH

    Lil twist?…..what material did he put out to be even worthy of consideration for this list?….I guess the Young Money “artist development” budget is being put to good use

  • Mellow

    Really? Mr. “toot it and boot it”? Wouldve been better off putting the members of Travis Porter on there. And Dom Kennedy shouldve been on the cover too.

  • DeeRawz

    Fred the god son is aight

  • ciroc

    COME ON DON TRIP. EVEN DR DRE TALKED BOUT THIS DUDE ON THE XXL MAG… HE A BEAST I CHECKED HIM OUT AFTER WAT I SAW THAT DRE PUT AND HE WASENT WRONG DUDEE IS RAW….

  • UKNow

    Yooo FRED DA GODSON! DA NEXT UP From DA BRONX is “NYCHE” These Kats Burn EARS!

  • http://Rapradar.com CantGetRight

    Lyrically and musically,its not many fuckin with K.R.I.T. right now. Thats the complete truth! Listen to The last king tape or Krit wuz here,which shitted on damn near every release that dropped last yr imo. So im just glad to see that boy get some shine.

    And I keep seeing ppl say “oh,so and so wont blow up….” Look sometimes an artist blowing all the way the fuck up is not always the best thing. Take my nigga freddie gibbs for example. The music he makes is so anti mainstream that its no way he could become a superstar rapper(I wish he could tho but thats the way the industry is now). So to me,it wud be best for him to stay independent,build his own following and go from there. Kinda like what Tech n9ne did,and what currensy is doing.

    Yall cats be so caught up with who can make a hit the fastest, when that really shouldnt be the goal for most rappers. Quality music should. Now when you have some1 such as lil twist or YG,obviously thats their goal-to become a superstar because thats their lane.

    I fuck with yela,cyhi and kendrick lamar too. Im guessing fred the godson was the “new New york pick”. Meek mill is no surprise. Hes been putting in work for yrs. T.I. even signed him at 1 point. Diggy is no surprise. Lil B isnt either. Mac miller is like the white Wiz so thats obviuos. Solid list imo..

  • stephen

    meek, big krit, kendrick, cyhi , yela wolf, and mack miller is an acceptable line up but the rest shouldnt be on there

  • Black Shady

    This year there’s nobody exciting no homo
    Yelawolf….you know he’s part of the team so shout out to him

    SHADY 2011!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JohnnyNapp

    Meek Millz The Hottest Nigga Out Of All Of Them, Its Nothin He Cant Do! #Period … Mac Miller Ard … Diggy Cool….Fred Da God Son Okay! The Rest Of Them Dudes STEP YALL GAME UP!

  • yaknow

    SORRY TO SAY BUT ..DON TRIP.. WILL MURDER EVERY SINGLE. PERSON ON THIS LIST ….I ADVICE YAH LISTEN TO HIS TRACKS #MURDER ..ACCORDING TO YOUTUBE COMMENTS HE WITH INTERSCOPE….

  • Gmann

    Pittsburgh’s popping out the hot hip-hop continuing with Mac Miller.

  • Brandon

    I don’t see my dude Los up there. Shame people are overlooking him.

  • hiphopannonymus

    SO STUPID

  • get it right

    Change it to top 5 freshman, 10 makes it hard to pay attention to all of them and their careers.

  • lenoxmenace

    congrats to all..everybody up there for one reason or another, but PUSH! Montana eats these niggaz food any day,,,, covers dont mean shit, but more of a reason to either pop or fail.. lets see what it s

  • grantg93

    Where the fuck is CHIP THA RIPPPPP

  • mike

    PUSHAZ…. Y.G. All day….but where dom kennedy at

  • Thank Me Hater

    All jokes aside what the fuck are lil twist and lil b doing on this shit?! Even if you don’t like the other artists they still have legitimate claims to the cover but those two?!?! cmon!!!!

  • LATraffic

    No Dom Kennedy? Gtfoh

  • DrDreThatDude

    I am ignorant cuz some of these dudes I aint even heard yet. But I like Cyhi. I want to see where he goin. And Kendrick good to me so far.

  • pablo escobar jr

    lol @ what GOOSE said

  • kpac

    disappointed with this… where’s XV?!

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  • umm okay?

  • Realplexx

    you guys need to stfu you swear you know Lil b just cause you’ve heard some of the songs he’s made when he’s playing around…he has some aloud lyrical shit too he’s a real artist

  • V

    This list is soooo outta place. “smh” Like WTF Bob!

  • drew who

    LOS needs to be on this shit

  • Maybaccchhhhhmusic

    Lil twist? Lil b? Ok xxl is out here losing yo…. Fuck is wrong with this generation B?

  • http://O Db

    Where is XV, Johnny Polygon, Chiddy Bang, Tyga?? This list is wack besides Mac miller. XXL could have put some good names on this but they are scarred do they go with lil b and lil twist.

  • tiny

    I can respect xxl for most but YG or Fred Da Godson wtf. Laws & Dom Kennedy got snubbed here guys

  • itsGeneKidd

    XXL has fucked up this year. A handful of names deserve to be there. K.R.I.T., diggy, yelawolf, Kendrick lamar. Mac miller and cyhi i can deal with cause they arent bad but not the best at the same time. the rest of these names are there cause someone up in the XXL office likes jokes. pure popularity not Young and talented hip hop

  • Maybaccchhhhhmusic

    Xxl is definitely out here losing B…. Lil B? Lil Twist? Get the fuck outta here yo! Niggas making hip-hop look lame

  • DAT BULL

    lil twist? for real though?

  • http://www.twitter.com/JayePluto JayePluto

    My Dude Mac Miller On The Cover Good Stuff. I Ain’t expect twist they should have put that canadian kidd Dpryde in his spot but maybe twist will step it up. Diggy Deserve this cover he one of da few youngins his age who does da original Hip Hop type of sound im 16 my self and i think da cover is dope but a few other ppl should have made it. Lil B IS GARBAGE idk why he’s even up there They should have put Chris Webby Up. But overall nice cover i guess but im lookin forward to next years

  • villain

    where the fuck is XV and Tyga who the fuck r those gucci mane looka likes

  • Redz_World

    i fuck w/ everybody on the list EXCEPT 4 LIL B THE BASEGOD didnt this nigga get popped on WSHH? Meek Mill nothing but the truth Kendrick Lamar is classic Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T. same category monsters!!! Lil Twist shining

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  • hiphopclassix

    Lil B has worked the hardest out em all. he easily dropped 500-900 songs this yr. sure most are trash but dont miss the gems. From “where did the sun go” to the ultra “Rare” secret “golden mixtape to the latest “red flame devil music edition” Lil B has provided hours of raw based for the entire population. besides nobody else has bigger hits than “Ellen Degeneres” or “Justin Bieber.” Respect the swagg brah of the young basedgod.

    Kendrick has put in work for yrs and should have been on last years list even before O(verly) D(edicated) dropped. Diggy got a shot cause he got a backing. the others are gonna get the nipsey hussle/blu/asher roth/ace hood/corey gunz/donnis/freddie gibbs/pill/(unfortunately) charles hamilton status….very irrelevant a mere months later.

    saigon-the greatest story never told- album of the year (so far)
    the game-purp and patron-mixtape of the year (so far)

    “Remember I was in the hood around last summer, now I’m eaten an you suckas couldnt tell me nothin.”-Lil B

  • http://www.ackurate.bandcamp.com Di@z

    Where the fuck am I?!

  • Ballerboy

    Big Krit,Yelwolf,Kendrick, everybodyelse can kill them self…

  • mike

    wheres dom kennedy at…..buy pushaz y.g. L.A. All day

  • Lea

    YG is the best outta this whole group. Everyone else minus Lil Twist are unknowns basically. Yg got his own fans,page and international crowd. These squares need to step they game up. YG reppin the West Coast and Jerk scene. F*ck these other anonymous people.

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  • http://banksss1.tumblr.com Banks

    WHERE THE FUCK IS JAY ELECTRONICA ON THIS SHIT?

  • ChrisL

    WTF?? Everyones trippin.. NO XV? BIG SEAN? J COLE? #FUCKXXL lol damn. every year they piss me off with this bullshit, the honor of being on this cover is going down every year.

  • lilrizq

    WIZ KHALIFA, CURREN$Y AND DOM KENNEDY IS RUNNIN SH– AS FOR AS NEWCOMERS IS CONCERNED. THOSE ARE THE 3 SUPER POWERS OF THE ROOKIE GENERATION. THESE XXL “FLIGHT SCHOOL” FRESHMEN NIGGAS GOTTA LOTTA KETCHUP(LOL) TO DO.

  • chigga

    why yall hating? chip tha ripper came out like 2008 he aint freshmen, vado dope but some of these dude kill him, Yela def deserves it, so does Mac Miller, diggy and the prince, fuck it, most of it is on point, they worked hard for it

  • Realist

    Kendrick Lamar is the best up there, and yelawolf is garbage, eminem only signed him because he’s white, loser.

  • Real Talk

    Where is Khleo at????????? Where is Hopsin????????? Really???????????? Wow

  • idk

    YO WHY IS DIGGY HEAD ON THAT NIGGA DICK XD

  • Devonte

    Shoulda had hopsin, Tyler the creator, xv, and chris webby on there…and fuck basedgod

  • KnawledgeBorn

    wheres Laws, Smoke DZA AND XV?

  • cancel that bitch buy a new 1

    THE XXL FRESHMAN CLASS OF 2011….. YELAWOLF(inbreed) LIL B(narcissist) DIGGY(GTFOH) MEEK MILL(talentd mmg super star) LIL TWIST(teey bopper rapper) MAC MILLER(second coming of asher roth) YG(1 hit wonder) KENDRICK LAMAR(west coast square) FRED DA GODSON(bummy new york rapper) CYHI DA PRINCE(boss is a queer)

  • Did Benzino Start Working At XXL With Plans To Ruin Them Like The Source??

    …Am I supposed to assume the really old looking dudes in the photo have failed previous grades which is why the would still be in high school???…The chalkboard behind God Son should have never been approved????…..(or God Son on the 2011 List if you want to be “honest-honest”)….

    ….and no DOM KENNEDY….for a second year???…..Are you serious????….

    ….very disappointing…luckily the majority of the people leaving comments are on the same wave length and recognize that there are some major mistakes that have been made….we have hope.

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  • Huh

    Vado declined to be on the cover.

    and who the fuck is Kendrick Lamar….if Dre didn’t co-sign nobody would be talking about this foo

  • Huh

    Let’s be real only ones signed are Meek Mill (Maybach), Cyhi Da Prince (Good Music), Yelawolf (Shady) and Diggy (Atlantic)…and out of them u know Cyhi aint coming out anytime soon so Yelawolf, Diggy and Meek Millz are the only ones going to have albums drop in this calendar year.

  • Elie

    Hopsin >>>>> Any rapper in that list… even >> Eminem now (Sorry stans)

  • Boston George Cape Verd

    Big K.R.I.T, Meek Mill, Diggy Simmons, Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf i can understand, even Mac Miller is selling out shows b/c of wiz……but Lil Twist, YG, and the Basehead god??

  • Boston George Cape Verd

    people also forget Big Krit is signed to def jam

  • Itz Yourz

    Lil twist? What has he put out to say he got next? Really? Iguess he was the feel in for Vado? And Lil B? Im done.

    But thats whats up for the other artist yall got up there w/ a little suspect

  • pu$haz ink

    my nigga yg bouta do it big blood on Pz.. -Pu$haz ink thooo

  • Weedrose

    PAUSE…..Man Diggy look like he restin his head on dudes uh…”pelvis” area….smgdh. And o boy was right it do look like a slow class picture….lmao!!!!

  • hahaha this is the best

    Dope cover

  • Lawl

    k.r.i.t., yela and fred and mac … the rest can go

  • Mfchef23

    I don’t even understand Kendrick is dope keep reading about vado? Lil b is not new been with the pack for a while they have an album
    Out, Lil b is wack anyway Lil twist? No comment like this year was rather disappointing I must say

  • Did Benzino Start Working At XXL With Plans To Ruin Them Like The Source??

    No why would Rap Radar delete my comment? No cursing or hating, just honesty and Rap Radar erased my words like the Egyptian Government…..Not cool Elliot…

    Was it that I said the older dudes in the photo looked like they failed previous grades which is why I should believe they would be Freshmans anywhere??….Was it because I pointed out the chalk board behind God Son should have never been approved because it looks ridiculous with 30yr old dudes in the room??

    Or the fact that DOM KENNEDY being left off (*again) was a major fail…..

    Not sure, but erasing honest comments from the people you are trying to sell this false information to, of the direction of Hip-Hop in 2011 is very dishonest to “Hip-Hop”…

    VERY BENZINO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alex

    They need XV!
    and Lil twist? wtf were they thinking

  • http://twitter.com/Tayy_SOP Tay-LATE

    dang for the ppl dat dont kno u cant put no group on da cover but dey do have a sectinon in the magazine for the group freshmen in the magazine

  • LIL B

    THIS IS A HONOR BEING ON HERE. IM THE ONLY ONE SMILING BECAUSE I FUCKED ALL THEIR B**CHES. THE ONLY GOON IN THESE TINY JEANS AND BASED VANS. I DESERVE THIS, 20,000,000 YOUTUBE, OVER 200 FREE SONGS. ONLY ARTIST TO DROP A 600+ SONG MIXTAPE. MONEY ISNT THE MOTIVE, IM SPREADING POSITIVITY.

    STAY BASED. :+) – LIL B

  • FenixTheBasedPigeon

    Lil B can spit, check out his new mixtape on datpiff

  • http://www.pa-underground.com FLAGZ

    Where the fuck is Hopsin, SwizZz, Machine Gun Kelly, Jokerr??? WHAAAAT.

    “Hip Hop aint dead yet, it’s underground with the REAL artist man, who could REALLY hold it down, they tried to bury us alive but we fighting for our crown, and there aint no way in hell they can bring out movement down”

  • Ac@pella!

    …*sigh*…I fux wit everybody on the cover BUT Lil’ Twist, YG, Fred Da Godson, and Lil’ B’s weak ass…r u fucking serios guys?!?!? REALLY XXL?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • OFWGKTA

    No tyler, the creator???? thats fucked up and no vado??? and WTF is lil twist doin there they need to replace fuckin YG with casey veggies

  • PYF

    Why they got Diggy’s head in dude’s crotch?

  • aaaa

    Only Lil B would comment on this site thanking them for this.
    He can spit some good shit, so can yella and cyhi.
    Lil twist sucks, and it’s a shame i haven’t kept up with the rest.
    Stay positive

  • jujusolidfoe5star

    nothin new everybody on that cover pay it big money for they spot it about money talent dont matter nomore

  • Christopher

    Whaaaaaaa? wow. No #SurrealGang Member ! @RamajEroc , @HonaCostello ? smh. Not A Hater But I Like Big K.R.I.T, CyHi Da Prynce, Diggy, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, & Yelawolf

  • DB

    What about Dom Kennedy & Chip Tha Ripper

  • bum

    wheres chip tha ripper??

  • http://producersiknow.wordpress.com producersiknow

    NO.

  • Nuggiez

    this is a disappointment. XV and Vado needed to be on there. and Lil B? YG? fuck off. and i have no fuckin clue who fred the godson is. whatever, i know who i’m gonna be bumpin this year

  • 2011suxsofar

    woah woah woah

    lil b is on here

    but chris webby aint

    fuck xxl

  • reallyb

    meek mill
    yelawolf
    fred the godson
    big krit
    chy da prince

  • reallyb

    ayo them pics is fucking photoshopped LMAO

  • http://www.twitter.com/thermillionz Ronnie Millionz

    I’ll be 2012’s Freshman

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  • Quinn

    YG and Lil B are the worst of the group. Lil Twist has improved, but still has to earn his stripes. Mac Miller and Big K.R.I.T. are the best hands down. Khleo, XV, and Jay Electronica should have been on there.

  • DOMEEZZYYY

    this list was kind of weak i think the 2011 freshman shouldve been tyga, wacka flocka, vado, mac miller, diggy , xv , kendrick lamar, yellawolf, chyi da prince , big K.R.I.T., french montona this wouldve been a sick list all these rappers been putting work how you going to put lil twist,lil b or yg their trash lets hope for a better list next year!!

  • DOMEEZZYYY

    or atleast chip the ripper dom keneddy had to be on this list!

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  • Jay S

    Chris Webby should have made it. Odd Fututre too.

  • Magic

    Kendrick Lamar > All! “Dont Wurry!”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kingtwins8 King Twins

    Cam turned down this cover for Vado. Vado will be on the cover of an upcoming Source Issue http://www.twitter.com/kingtwins

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  • shake117

    where the fuck is chip tha ripper?

  • shake117

    chip should have been on the freshman list.

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  • MillyFromPhilly

    man this cover was on point, Im not a lil b fan but you cant deny that he has a crazy following and is doing his thing. yeah his bars suck to most of us but ppl is riding his wave. Glad Cy Hi Meek Yella and Krit made it. They spit. and someone mentioned something bout tyga but hes clearly not a freshmen lil twist is just the YMCMB representative cant be mad at it. No prob with the list at all

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  • Kingston708

    Corpo sh*t right there, what bout yb tha rock star, Ya boy, sf stand up.

  • LJ

    LIL B swag!!!!!! ya’ll niggas aint got nothin on dat shit. shoulda been only Lil B and Big Sean on there. maybe 50 tyson too. swag

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  • http://www.reverbnation.com/dropthemikishot Kyree Adams

    What the hell is lil B doing up here?!

  • sam

    lil b and yela are whack, and mac miller……really?

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