Featuring rappers you've heard of and some you haven't, here is the 2018 XXL Freshman List. Every year, the hip hop magazine makes their picks for the top 10 hottest new rappers in the game right now. There are only nine XXL Freshmen in 2018 because both Lil Skies and Rich the Kid declined to be featured. Who is the best 2018 XXL Freshman?
While Lil Pump, Trippie Redd, and BlocBoy JB have all had mainstream success, rising hip hop artists, like Stefflon Don, YBN Nahmir, and Smokepurpp, are finally getting the recognition they deserve. The other 2018 XXL Freshman rappers are Ski Mask the Slump God, J.I.D, and Wifisfuneral.
Vote up the most deserving rappers on the 2018 XXL Freshman List, and watch their XXL freestyles below. Check out where 2018's XXL Freshmen ranks among all the XXL Freshman Classes.
- 1Destin Route (born October 31,1990), better known by his stage name J.I.D, is an American... more on Wikipedia29581
- 2Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump... more on Wikipedia
- 3Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an... more on Wikipedia172109
- 4Nick Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American... more on Wikipedia160109
- 5Isaiah Rivera (born March 20, 1997), better known by his stage name Wifisfuneral, is an... more on Wikipedia120106
- 6Stephanie Victoria Allen (born 14 December 1991), better known by her stage name Stefflon Don,... more on Wikipedia96151
- 7James Baker (born May 19, 1996), known professionally as BlocBoy JB, is an American rapper and... more on Wikipedia85163
- 8Omar Pineiro (born May 15, 1997), known professionally as Smokepurpp, is an American rapper... more on Wikipedia80156
- 9Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper... more on Wikipedia102196