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  • rapper2freedom

    ZZZZZ

    • Charles Tosti

      sddsdv

  • I voted for Kidd Kidd

  • 400_Degreez

    Kidd Kidd… Tink… can’t really identify any of these other niggas…. good luck tho

    • The Incredible Creation

      definitely check out Vince Staples tho

  • MR.ESCO YOUR IDOL!!!

    BAMAS!!!! FK YO FEELINGS!!!

  • TRUE T.E.A.M
  • el jim chapo guzman

    Kidd kidd without a doubt.

    • Maths

      Kidd Kidd should be called Man Man, he’s been in the game since the last decade. Doing songs with Drake before he blew up.

      • 400_Degreez

        Kidd Kidd… or Nutt tha Kidd has been doing mix tapes with Wayne since 2002… SQAD UP

      • el jim chapo guzman

        He shot kinda slowed him down.

    • BO2BROLIC

      Ain’t dude in his mid 30’s lol old ass nigga homie got kids in college

      • bcro31

        He’s 23 years old. Kidd kidd can actually spit. 7 niggas on this list he will wash with ease.

        • BO2BROLIC

          No way dude look like he 40 lol he aight though

          • The Incredible Creation

            word. he’s definitely “23” according to Google but damn.. I feel like that’s a lie… but guess he was just young as fuck rapping on those mixtapes with Wayne in 2002 etc. *shrugs* http://toomanyfuckinrappers.tumblr.com/

          • 400_Degreez

            Naaa, he was like 18-19 in that 02′ era… Google on some other shit lol

          • marty mcfly

            Does age determine whether somebody rhymes dope or not? Fab in his mid 30s and he just bodied most of the young cats with his last mixtape. Hip Hop is maturing so artists being older nowadays makes sense considering alot of the music is coming from an older perspective being that the vets are still rapping. In 2002, I saw a label head tell a artist that was 24 that he was a little old to be rapping… As Hip Hop matures so do the artists. Its still a young genre but the young rappers is on the field with adults too at this point.

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Get em marty!!!

          • marty mcfly

            Foh bitch

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Don’t start something you can’t finish.

          • marty mcfly

            What you gonna do pussy? Nothin. Besides maybe throw out the word nigger again knowing full well you aint calling nobody that in their face. Eat a dick white boy.

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Marty If you don’t want to be stereotyped as a thug, then change the perspective. That’s Another thing you don’t want to hear. I admit I am not racist! I hate ignorant people like you MARTY, there, I said it. I don’t care what color you are, I just hate ignorant people. Not people who have a mental reason for ignorance, but those who can and should be educated. The black people I associate with are well educated and do not fall for the racist acts like you MARTY.

          • marty mcfly

            The fact you think I’m a thug without even knowing me only further backs up the shit I say about you. You are a racist because you hate black people for being black period. You only speak in stereotypes 100% of the time and you have only negative things to say about “blacks” at all times. There is no non thugs when it come to black people with you because I’ve never seen you say a black person that isn’t a thug even exists. I’m black, I can’t be racist fool. Racism by design is a tool used to insure white genetics by establishing a system in which white people are represented by other whites and shown favor by the balance of governmental power for being white… I as a black man can’t do that for white people so therefore I can’t be racist even if I wanted to be. You are 100% racist but you to stupid to know why. 99% of your comments contain a racial attack against “blacks” and this is why I’m gonna continue to treat you like the bitch you are. Now come back talking about welfare babies, and niggers and thugs like you always do… bitch

          • el jim chapo guzman

            I am not a racist, I would kiss Beyonce.

          • marty mcfly

            Its racists that still wanna fuck black women dummy, that don’t mean they not racist. Even your comment suggesting that wanting to kiss Beyonce means you aint racist only further implies you are on top of demonstrating your stupidity.

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Try reading “Black Rednecks and White Liberals” by Thomas Sowell, 

          • marty mcfly

            Black people’s necks don’t get red dumbass. Black people don’t burn up under the sun which gives “life” to the planet… Whites do because they are more comfortable in the dark then in the light.

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Read the book MARTY than you’ll see the facts.

          • marty mcfly

            Bitch who have no facts, you got white peoples dick in your mouth.

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Stop disrespecting me.

          • marty mcfly

            Thats all Im gonna do is disrespect you bitch

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Aight!!!! Let the game begin.

          • el jim chapo guzman

            That is the bald, ugly truth of the matter. I profile people all the time. It’s just common sense.

          • marty mcfly

            You profile cause your racist not because profiling serves you any purpose. If black people became a church choir across the board. The stereotype would still be that all black people are thugs. When black people were slaves they were still looked as criminals even though they already were locked up.

          • marty mcfly

            The perspective as already been changed. Every generation there is millions more black people who are not thugs fool but what are they still classified as? “Thugs”. You hate ignorant people but I can honestly say I have never seen comments with more ignorance then yours. Hate yourself for being ignorant and a cheerleader for all things associated with white racism.

          • el jim chapo guzman

            The truth, no black person will believe it or they will say it’s another lie from whity. they are their own worst enemy.

          • marty mcfly

            The truth to you is whatever you heard a white person say but if white people’s dirt was ever put on blast you would refuse to believe any white person could be as evil as “the truth” would show you.

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Fact: white people died to help end slavery, yet are still called racist.

          • marty mcfly

            No they did not. The Civil war is the result of the south making so much more money then the north that it started to offset the economy of america. The south had grown so powerful that they were about to split up the country for the interests of international trade. A war was launched over money and goods not because they wanted freedom for black people. After all those whites were killed in the Civil war (after putting black soldiers on the front lines to be killed first in many battles), whites needed a lie in order to justify their actions. The “we did it to free black people” lie was created so white people in the future would see it that way in the history books.

          • MR.ESCO YOUR IDOL!!!

            LMAO ONCE AGAIN HIT WITH A COLD DISH OF ETHER!!! LOG OFF BAMA!!! FK YO FEELINGS!!!

          • The Incredible Creation

            figured that… lol they tryna keep it a secret because its completely removed from his Wikipedia page.. no birthday or nothin smh “industry rules”

      • el jim chapo guzman

        Stop playing kidd kidd that nigga is the nicest on the XXL cover.

  • Bkmkj

    Dej loaf you sexy motha fugga you need ya own cover lol…

  • Only Kidd Kidd gets proof. Everyone else makes turd music

    • GetReal

      gtfoh

  • srucker

    what has tink done….waiting

    • Sprite Lee

      you’re absolutely right, i can think of more deserving rappers. Namely, Detroit Che.

      • bcl187

        Who?

    • BO2BROLIC

      Ole girl had a huge buzz going during the rick ross movin bass song debacle. That shit came & went after they 86 that record timbo released. She got tons of talent though.

    • bcl187

      Tink released an album! Plus she’s with timbaland and anyone who’s signed under him is made!

    • Dash Motor Oil

      she killed ross and jay z on they on shit

    • GetReal

      she paid to be here duh money buys anything

  • The Incredible Creation

    Not too strong at all… In my opinion.. Vince is dope.. See doing her thing.. Tink as well & Fetty got some hits on deck no doubt but everyone else… Is anyone really checking for them like that? http://www.theincrediblecreation.com/

  • tha OG

    Kidd kidd is the best one on the cover

  • Short-T:goodkidratchetcity.com

    The point of the Freshmen list is to introduce new artists. For people that complain about not knowing anyone on the cover, it’s beneficial that you don’t know everyone on the cover. It’s an opportunity to find new music.

  • Oz

    what ever happened to mtgs hottest macs in the game? and this list needs Boogie and Vince Staples thats it all the rest are hot garbage

  • areal1

    No chinx smfh

    • BO2BROLIC

      He dead

      • areal1

        1st off that was wacc if u thought it was funny.2nd his album dropping august his last mixtape had bangers y not have him on there.3rd they shot the cover way before he died

        • BO2BROLIC

          He dead

        • BO2BROLIC

          Remember the family guy episode when Peter was looking for colonel Sanders.

          He dead

          • areal1

            2015 niggaz really suburban wierdos smfh I blame ya father

          • BO2BROLIC

            Nigga I’m from the hood & my father is from the hood to & He look like Bill duke nigga fuck you

            Oh yeah chinx dead

          • areal1

            I know u some ol 12 year old white boy from Wisconsin I know u a call of duty legend smfh 2015 year of the Internet wierdo lol anyway I’m done here

          • GetReal

            nigga shut your lame ass up fuckin clown you from the boonies talkin like that

          • BO2BROLIC

            Whatever you say daddio

  • Fiyah

    Fetty Wap looks like he’s mad he left his dread wig at home.

  • bcl187

    The fuck? I thought kid kid was in freshmen xxl back in like 2011! Either way he’s the best out of all of them! Og Maco I like him cause if u seen his interview he’s actually a down to earth dude! He even hated his first single! ” u guessed it”!!

    • Dame Dash Son Cookies

      That’s exactly why I like OG Maco.

  • MadShot

    AKA how to kill Hip Hop in 2015

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    WHO ARE THESE NIGGAS??!!!

    ………….HIP-HOP LOST!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • The Gary Group

      Right I looked at this nigga feet like “is this nigga a rapper or Moses”?

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        IT’S FUCKIN’ DISTURBING!!!! IF THIS CLOWN CAME OUT IN THE 80’S, 90’S OR EARLY 2000’S ROCKIN’ THAT BULLSHIT, HE WOULD BE HANGIN’ OVER A BRIDGE LIKE NINO DID TO THAT CRACKA IN NEW JACK CITY!!!! LMAO!!!! THESE NEW NIGGAS IS WEIRDOS!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • eldesaparacido

          Bro gets worked up over sandals. You gotta lot going on if that’s on your radar.

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            YOU GOT ALOT GOIN’ ON IF THAT SHIT DON’T BOTHER YOU!!!! LET ME GUESS, LGBT SUPPORTER??? HA!!!! PUTO MARICON!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • eldesaparacido

            So you don’t like gay people and you’re not smart enough to know what the flag of Colombia is…and you’re advertising all of this in public. NIce.

          • MrAfrika

            Lol!!!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            SHUT THE FUCK UP AND GET THE FUCK OFF THIS BLOG!!!! DON’T YOU GOT SOME ZEBRA TO HUNT FOR YOUR TRIBE??? YOU MUD SMELLIN’ SPEAR CHUCKIN’ AFRICAN!!!! HA!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            I KNOW WHAT FLAG THAT YOU REP YOU DUMB ‘SPIC!!!! THEY’LL CUT YOUR FUCKIN’ HEAD OFF IF THEY KNEW YOU WERE A FAG SUPPORTER!!!! SO BE CAREFUL!!!! YOU MARICON ‘SPIC FROM BROKE BACK MOUNTAIN!!!! LMAO!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • 1KillMovez1

      Guess where he from… Atlanta That weirdo shit accepted there smh

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        ……..BATTY MON BUSINESS!!!! SMFH!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      lol

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        WE KNOW YOU OWNED A PAIR BACK IN THE ISLANDS, NIGGA!!!! YOU USED TO CLIMB COCONUT TREES WITH THEM SHITS!!!!

        ………..HA!!!! DON’T LET ME FIND THAT PICTURE, BENSON!!!!

        #BENSON

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • $₱₳ṝ₭≳.

      hello … wadup Diesel lol

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        ………….HA!!!! THIS NIGGA!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • shaolinmaster

    hip hop is dead man…

  • DeadCroaker

    Same Magazine didn’t put Drake and Nicki on the cover, so this magazine have no credibly no more.

    • JustinTime

      Credibly??? Smh..Credibility fool

    • Epul

      They declined the cover tho..

  • Shaka

    YES YES WE GET IT PPL… yol hate anything that is 50 Cent/G-unit coz they made it against all odds, ended a lot of careers and took a lot of chains (Shout out to Gunplay n Slowbucks).

    And now that someone associated with 50/G-Unit is on the list yol typing this n that n lay out yols own rules for the list.

    Yol wasn’t typing this n that n lay out yols own rules when in 2012 French Montana made the list at the age of 28 after many years rapping.

    Yol wasn’t typing this n that n lay out yols own rules when last year Troy Ave made the list at the age of 27 after many years rapping.

    Now that Kidd Kidd makes the list at the age of *23* (yes 20fucking3) its a huge problem??.
    “hes been rapping since 2002” the G-Unit haters would say… yes but he was 11 years old.

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      YES YES WE GET IT PPL… yol hate anything that is 50 Cent/G-unit coz they made it against all odds, ended a lot of careers and took a lot of chains (Shout out to Gunplay n Slowbucks).

      ^

      ………..BUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Dafuq

    No love for King Lil G, smh.

  • The Gary Group

    Kidd Kidd must’ve flunked. Nigga been a freshman for 6 years

    • bcro31

      What’s your point? Crooked I was on this list a couple years back. And that nigga was on death row back in 2002.

      • The Gary Group

        That means they’re not freshmen.

        • bcro31

          Take it up with XXL. I could care less.

          • GetReal

            but you commented

            you cared

  • lol whos gonna remember fetty wap after like 1 2 years from now once the novelty wears off

    • F*ck Drake

      Ha. He’ll be done by the end of this year.

      Like I said before, he is going out like Trinidad James, watch.

      • RNS

        Trinidad James STILL getting MONEY! He just at signed to a MAJOR! He STILL signed to T.I.G the same LABEL and RHQ and HALF of ATL! Get off the INTERNET sometimes! It’s a REAL WORLD outside go check it out sometime!

        • F*ck Drake

          Haha for real? Label must have money to waste. His music hasn’t been relevant since All Gold Everything! Like I said, going out like Trinidad.

          And I’m talking music. Not career.

          • disqus_5cf9fQAd3l

            I hear u.. but Trinidad is getting royalties off of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars, too.

            That is a HUGE song

          • F*ck Drake

            How so?

          • disqus_5cf9fQAd3l

            The part where they sing “Don’t Believe Me Just Watch” is from Trinidad’s “All Gold Everything”.

            So he’s credited as a writer.

          • MR.ESCO YOUR IDOL!!!

            ITS ALOT OF QUIET MONEY OUT THERE THESE FK BOIS THINK YOU GOT TO BE ADVERTISING YOUR WEALTH SPITTING OUT CHAMPAGNE DRIPPED IN TONS OF CHEAP JEWELRY TO BE SUCCESSFUL!!! FK YO FEELINGS!!!

  • Curtis Bleaux

    I say only 5 out of 10 rappers survive through 2016… Nutt Da Kidd should’ve been on this list years ago.Now next year better have Dee1, Na’Tee & Dappa on the cover… Shout out to my homies in the Alumn: Curren$y, August Alsina & K.Gates

  • $₱₳ṝ₭≳.

    Mick Jenkins > EVERYBODY in 2014 – 2015

  • G-UNIT CACKIES

    wheres MMG at? I see G-Unit but no one from MMG, Blood Money, Murder Inc, Coke Boys, etc…

  • GetReal

    only you niggas on rap radar cool with kidd kidd being on here lmfaooo everyone else out in the real world wondering why the fuck he on here LMFAOOO

  • From this list Dej Loaf, Raury, Tink, OG Maco (dude is a true artist regardless of ur opinion of his music cuz his work ethic will grow an audience), Vince Staples and maybe jus maybe Shy Glizzy will have careers. The rest will have stellar performances like high school quarterbacks who go to community college after graduation. Salute them all tho because this is a major accomplishment in their career and I hope they use this exposure to get more bookings.

  • IM730

    XXL trollin all yall.. This is REALLY a freshman class photo from a school in atlanta..

  • @WorldFamous_Kev

    This Year’s Cypher Is Going To Be SUPER BOO BOO

  • Vurbz Fenomeno

    I know this is hip hop but just once I’d like to come to the comment section and not see some disrespectful ignorant abrasive stuff …clearly I’m asking for too much

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    Hip hop in 2015 be in a futuristic early 90s indie rock fashion zone

  • sway

    Hate comes form old niggas and their old ways, our forefathers should be respected but fuck ALL YOU OLD BITCHES HOLDING BACK THE NEW GENERATION STOP YOUR BS HATE YALL CAN GO SUCK A DICK. I DONT HATE ON SHITTY RAPPERS THEY MADE IT SO CONGRATS. MOFOS SAYING SHIT LIKE “BACK IN THE 90’s this wouldn’t work” HAHAHAHA SHUT UR OLD DUSTY ASS UP!

  • Alright I respect the choices and have even made my own playlist on Beats just to refresh my memory on their hit songs http://beats.mu/q0gXs. My pick to run with it tho is Dej Loaf. She reminds me of how DMX came in wit the hooks and features then had that incredible run of a solo career. Something bout her keeps me checking for her. Her mystery maybe. Definitely rooting for Shy Glizzy tho I feel he’s not the one for the demands of rap stardom and performing on Ellen lol. Tink is dope as hell! She’s gettin that co-sign so she gone be alright.

  • Kevin Banks

    666

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Kidd Kidd the sexiest of them all on the cover.