Following the 2021 XXL Freshman Class announcement, we're ranking all 14 XXL Freshman Classes from best to worst. Every year (except 2008), the hip hop magazine features the hottest up and coming rappers. While some have gone to have successful rap careers, others have fell off and disappeared. Which year had the best XXL Freshmen?
While the 2016 XXL Freshman Class includes popular rappers, like Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Lil Dicky, and Lil Yachty, the 2011 XXL Freshmen had Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, YG, and Mac Miller. Other good XXL Freshman years are 2010 (J. Cole and Wiz Khalifa), 2014 (Chance the Rapper and Ty Dolla Sign), and 2012 (Future and Danny Brown).
Vote up the best XXL Freshman Class roster based on their careers after being featured on the cover.
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Lil Uzi Vert
21 Savage6,1932,731Is this the best XXL Freshman Class?
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OJ da Juiceman
Donnis4,1161,796Is this the best XXL Freshman Class?
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Cyhi the Prynce
Fred the Godson
Diggy Simmons4,0231,776Is this the best XXL Freshman Class?
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Chief Keef3,2851,484Is this the best XXL Freshman Class?