French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Future & More Cover XXL Magazine's Freshman 2012 Issue

Additional artists to make the cut include Macklemore, Don Trip, Hopsin, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Machine Gun Kelly and Roscoe Dash.

XXL Magazine has revealed the cover for its 5th annual Freshman issue.

Included on the cover are French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Machine Gun Kelly, Future, Hopsin, Macklemore, Don Trip, Danny Brown, Roscoe Dash and Kid Ink.

"In the past five years that XXL has been picking Freshman classes, never once has making the list been easy," wrote XXL. "This year included. Similar to 2011, the hype around the Freshmen Class has continued to grow by leaps and bounds, surprising even us with its popularity. For this class the buzz began earlier than ever, four months before the cover was even shot. And it seemed like everyone had a list. From subdued music fans to diehard rap junkies, from Twitter stalkers to industry heavies and featherweights, folks wanted their list to be the XXL list. We listened, asked opinions, took notes."

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280 Comments

  • y

    didn't believe this til I saw it... can't believe they put this iggy girl on the cover and completely ignored all the hot up and coming black female rappers ... yuck. but what can you expect from a white controlled publication that appeals to black males

  • Chris

    I honestly dont take this magazine serious anymore after the kid cudi, charles hamilton, etc. class theyve had had a lot of questionable choices alot of wack ppl made the cover since then.

  • OnemikE

    I thought I was listening less 2 hip hop because I was getting older but the peeps on this cover being in the present game didnt help the cause either...

  • tazzoishigh

    How is Macklemore a FRESHMAN?! Dude has been putting in mad work since YEARS ago?

  • BFlat-88

    This might be the worst lineup thus far....only one on the list worth looking out for is Danny Brown, and maybe Hopsin. Alot of pedestrian mc's on this list.

  • anon

    the only motherfuckers on this list that are gonna amount to anything: Mgk, french montana, and maybe hopsin. Although all of them have been out for a hot minute.

  • Anonymous

    All they're missing is black face. Sooo glad this is coming to an end finally. All hail the fall of Babylon!!!! YAY!!! Devil be gone!

  • Anonymous

    Garbage list, fuck XXL. I'm I supposed to be intimidated because they're holding gold plated prop weapons? None of these faggots could bust a grape in a fruit fight SMH.

  • C-Dubb

    Haters Haters!! this list is a fair cross section of hip hop, i think, not the strongest list of freshmen (think back to the list wit Joell Ortiz, crooked I lupe and them), but u got a wide range of styles here. Im not feelin everybody but everybody on this list is def on the verge and hopefully they keep on kepin on, 2011 was def a good year in hip hop and these guys did they thing independently. theyve all earned it, shout out to French montana (africa stand up!!!!!!) Iggy, danny brown MGK and Kid Ink

  • Josh

    this list is absolute trash only good picks are MGK, Future, Kid Ink and Hopsin French Montana, Roscoe Dash really? who the fuck are these other chumps? are you kiddin me? wheres ASAP Rocky? wheres Schoolboy Q? wheres Chris Webby? Chevy Woods? Earl Sweatshirt?? fuck this list.

  • Y0nK3r$

    French Montana is the worst thing to come out of New York since The Chicken Noodle Soup Dance.

  • ac

    this the weakest XXL freshman to date. Hopsin, future, roscoe an danny brown are all garbage. French is even worse an who the fuck is don trip/macklemore. Props to iggy she's doin her thing I guess, better than nicki Minaj. kid ink is ight, the only one who deserves to be on here is MGK. cause that dude MADE a following he has mad fans an worked his ass off to get em. Where's A$AP and SIYA, I mean Iggy does her thing by Siya is the hottest femcee in the game.

    • real nigga

      @ac:Hopsin is not wack.you are def. Danny Brown is not wack your still def. Kid Ink is GARBAGE not even "ight". A$AP never followed through on it. WHO THE FUCK IS SIYA?!?!? @anonymous:does it look like we give a fuck about his old battles!?!?!battles are for super local rookie cats.MGK is passed that now.anyone who sells out shows,fucks hoes,inks a deal,goes on tours with Tech N9ne is passed battling someone around your neighborhood. look at where the niggaz who battled MGK are at n then look at where MGK is...

    • Anonymous

      I've already told niggas about mgk dude is not that nice. I've seen him battle other dudes before he blew up. U wasn't impresded then or now.

  • Anonymous

    Okay. Im white. Can somebody introduce MGK to an MC? please? You think he knows what intermal rhyme or tight writers are? oh wait no he doesnt. please and no more red leather pants. please.

    • REAL ASS MAN

      MGK IS AN MC!! are you kidding me? an MC means (Master Of Ceremonies) NOT a good writer.which means who can go on stage and ROCK every face in the crowd and give people what they want.MGK does that every performance.you know nothing of him so you tellin us what he does & dont know is lame.those pants aren't leather you fag!lmao checkin out men much homie?!?!?

  • Anonymous

    Happens all the time

  • Anonymous

    wtf is up with this website.. you post some real shit and they str8 up delete your comment..sigh.. i guess too short was right with his conspiracy shit. delete this one 2

    • Anonymous

      you have to pull a jay-z and send subliminals on this site and keep comment short and sweet. Its pretty gay but that what this site is all about

  • Anonymous

    Hip Hop has died officially......Moment of Silence

  • Cameron

    This years freshmen class of rappers are horrible. Nuff Said!

  • Anonymous

    Mgk ain't even all that good. And before you fans bring up "wild boyz" mgk lived in denver before Cleveland. Got 303 tatted on his arm. I've seen him battle cats out here nothing special.

  • Arby Wan Kenobi

    HOW DID ACTION BRONSON NOT MAKE THIS LIST? Only two deserving people on this list are Macklemore and Danny Brown. Fact. You people who are overlooking Macklemore, guy's got cosigns from the likes of KRS One, Heiro and Atmosphere. Easily one of the most important rappers to the artform today. As for Danny Brown, go listen to "Monopoly". He deserves the spot for that song alone. And French Montana is a god damned joke. Can't wait to see next year's class of 2013, with newcomers like Ja Rule and Uncle Murda XP

  • YESSIR

    THESE ARE ALL THE MC'S THAT YMCMB DIDNT SIGN,LOL

  • Anon To You

    2012 Hip Hop is basically "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME!!!! How can I get the most attention!!!!" They all look Gaga in that shot. No Substance.

  • Anonymous

    This is the real XXL freshman list! Or what should be anyway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ16JRVm_Cs

  • Anonymous

    FRENCH MONTANA WORST RAPPER OF XXL 2012 LETS ALL AGREE ON THAT

  • Anonymous

    Rap is so corny now. Go fuck yourself XXL.

  • ShootFirstAsk??sLater

    If your hating on Hopsin, your probably sucking Tyler's little black cock right now. The dude is the truth, listen to something outside from the Ill mind series, those aren't songs anyways, they're just cliches...his music has substance and most of it actually means something, unlike all these other jibberish non-sense speaking ass pricks that YOU call your favorite rappers who constantly rap in the same flow and sound almost identical on every song...

  • Korupt k9

    the only 3 good artists on this list are: 1.Hopsin 2.Don Trip 3.MGK in that order

  • Tee

    New Artist Future will be gracing the airwaves with his new album Pluto coming soon! Stay tuned....

  • NEGRO

    WHO THE FUCK IS MACKLEMORE???? I WOULD MAKE SWEET LOVE TO IGGY AZALEA THOUGH!!!

  • Anonymous

    thee fuck is french montana wearing

  • YESSIR

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  • FV TURN IT UP !!!

    there are 3 types of ppl commenting here...ppl who heard Hopsin's music and become instant fans,ppl that heard about Hopsin and listened to 1 or 2 songs and thats it cuz they thought hey this dude steals Em's style...and the ppl that never heard of Hopsin not even the name

  • Anonymous

    According to my ymcmb dickriding little brother French is still around because ny needs him due to the rise of lil wayne lol I asked him if someone laced his weed. Ny don't need this south wanna be ass nigga. Nigga been around like 10 yrs

  • 206er

    MACKLEMORE is trash. I'm from Seattle and this dude is the wackest I have ever heard! call me a hater, but these ears don't lie. And really tho? No ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, or hell even Rittz!?!? Man, xxl is as good as the shit stains on their cover

  • RapsBySP

    This is bullshit, where is Schoolboy Q or ASAP Rocky or my man Action Bronson? This is really really really bad. What fuck happened while they were makin this list? Macklemore can rap, he aint my style. Iggy is cool i guess, she has a good flow sometimes. MGK and Hopsin are the only 2 that get my cosign. Oh and that French Montana is on that list is fuckin embaracing. XXL has officially fallen off....

  • XXL Raps

    Ok, this has to be the weakest list of all. Seriously, none of these guys will ever achieve mainstream success or even have a solid fanbase. Future had Drake to turn him down on the video then claim his album will only have 20% rapping. WHY IS HE HERE? Kid Ink is just some mixtape rapper who will never find success. Danny Brown might have some talent but the way he dresses will get people to question his sexual orientation. French Montana will be remembered as the random guy who didn't say anything relevant on a Rick Ross mixtape. Even Common never mentioned him. Macklemore- Who? Don Trip- Had a shoutout from Wale but that's about it. Machine Gun Kelly- Probably the one who will get a decent fanbase like a Mac Miller or Asher Roth fanbase. Hopsin- I didn't know Stan survived the car accident and managed to have a rap career? Oh wait, it's another fanboy who started on Disney only to diss rappers for buzz. LAME! Iggy Azalea- Has buzz from T.I. but shoutout for putting a female rapper for once. Even though Kreayshawn had a bigger buzz. Roscoe Dash- This guy is a rapper? If I can remmeber, he was just on hooks for Waka Flocka and DJ Drama. Here are the only rappers who found success on radio play or sales. Notice I didn't say "talent" or whatever. These artists while I don't like all of them, have enough fans that would get them awards or even success in the music industry whether on a major or on an indie label (Tech N9ne, The Roots, Atmosphere are good examples of successful independent rappers). 2008- Lupe Fiasco, Plies 2009- B.o.B, Wale, Kid Cudi, Asher Roth 2010- J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean 2011- Mac Miller, Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar Other Famous Rappers who could been freshmen that had success in sales/streets- Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame, Tyler The Creator I can see Freddie Gibbs, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf & Diggy Simmons having success if they have a better marketing scheme when releasing an album. The rest are flops. Lil B is a troll rapper so I didn't include him lol. This class, I say only MGK having a legit chance of being big even though I don't like him much. Disagree with me whatever you want but don't defend rappers that hardly even care about you. They do their thing, it's not like their your personal friend or something.

    • Anonymous

      Kendrick & Mac are not on the radio dude what are you talking about? "I can see Freddie Gibbs, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf & Diggy Simmons having success if they have a better marketing scheme when releasing an album. The rest are flops." the niggaz you named are floppin already

    • Anonymous

      Iggy had a buzz b4 the T.I. co-sign nigga.you just late

    • Knock Madness

      how you guna talk about Hopsin like he isnt RAW?nigga didnt work for disney,he tried acting & thats so raven was his big chance to kick off his acting career.he wasnt a major character he was only on like 3 episodes 4 like 10 seconds.thats hardly starting on disney.stop hatin

    • wow

      how predictable you comparing MGK a white rapper to other white rappers like a stereo-typical ignorant wanabe hip-hop head that shouldn't be allowed to listen to hip-hop. just because he white does not mean we gotta compare him to them.grow up nerds

    • no1caresaboutdatshitcuz

      Danny Brown is a fuckin beast nigga only a true faggot would talk about how he dresses. "Rest in peace wack niggaz with over sized clothes!complain about my jeans cuz im takin all they hooooes!"-Danny Brown

  • Shinbrig

    Hopsin yes Kid Ink yes MGK yes Macklemore Yes all the rest i either never heard of them or they can go die

  • Anonymous

    WTF! that's all i can say, they've picked a wack bunch this year!

  • Anonymous

    french has been around for ever. he's anything but a freshman...

  • Anonymous

    This year sucks, Iggy who?

  • Zee-Rho

    Schoolboy Q and Hodgy Beats shoulda been on there not feelin any of these people to be honest, Macklemore and Don Trip are alright, i guess. Even Willie The Kid would of been good, he's been around a minute but he been putting out dope shit recently.

  • HA!

    XXL mag freshman 2012: ALL OFWGKTA

  • rell p

    Can't wait to be on the XXL MAG!! CHECK ME OUT AT>> RELLMUZIK.COM

  • Anonymous

    hip hop is a fucking freakshow for faggots and zombies in 2012. look at that cover. buncha try hard losers fronting for the camera. XXL is a wack magazine, hiphopdx is a wack site, and hip music is lame as fuck in 2012. music in general is lame nowadays. french montana bum ass been out 10 years and hes a freshman? LOL he does strike me as a nigga that would be a 20 year old freshman in highschool. rap sucks and everyone on the cover is a joke

  • trooth

    this cover looks like a fuckin clown show.... and hopsin annoys the shit out of me. he tries way to hard to come off as crazy...this nigga prob soft as fuck.

  • hhahha

    So many fucking haters, all you faggots shut the fuck up the cover is the cover and you pussys cant do shit about it

  • That dude

    Wow is all I have to say. Like many others, I'm wondering why Ab-soul and Q aren't on this list. Wow. Anyways, 1st of all, French isn't that good AND he's been puttin out shit for awhile (no rookie). 2nd, I can honestly say that I will never give any of these "rappers" a listen besides Hopsin for obvious reasons. LOL @ Machine Gun Kelly getting listed!!! Im out this bi*tch!!

  • Anonymous

    They need to let tha ppl vote

  • Anonymous

    damn all of them suck....you know nikki is nervous that their is another female rapper on the rise....lol...she is fallin off...lol

  • Anonymous

    yo where tha fuck is ASAP Rocky,Dom Kennedy,Schoolboy Q,XV....but I can see Don Trip,MGK,Kid Ink, Hopsin ,.....but rest like Future,Roscoe are trash

  • Anonymous

    I still don't get how French is a freshmen he was on smack dvds a couple years back. He's been in the game and still wack

  • Anonymous

    This is a horrible line up. Xxl been Fucking up though last year they had lil b on the cover. I haven't bought a copy since then. Where's action bronson, maff ragazino,school boy q, ab soul, meyhem lauren, Mr muthafuckin exquire

  • SCHWARZ

    THAT BEARSKIN VEST WIT' DA HOOD IS ILL SUN!

  • Anonymous

    Yo why is B Pumper in the back though!?

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  • soulman

    No Schoolboy Q or Ab-soul get the fuck outta here wit this wack ass list. roscoe dash really?

  • my thought

    WTF are these people wearing 1st off PETA needs to kill french montana then hopsin should drop the brick on snow white and the rest should fight it out to see who is still around in 5 years

    • SCHWARZ

      FCUK A PETA, HUMANS BEEN WEARING ANIMAL FUR FOR MANY A MILLENIA. TAKE OFF THAT LEATHER, WOOL, & STOP EATING ANIMAL MEAT IF U SO WORRIED ABOUT PETA & ANIMAL CRUELTY. U DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW THAT BEAR KICKED THE BUCKET.

  • Anonymous

    This is the worst composed XXL freshman 10 ever! I usually give the nod to most of their Freshman. Last year I had a righ eyebrow to bringing lil twist on it but now it's like they are just having no standards. I give it to Danny Brown,MGK, and French Montana but other than that it's not credible...

  • Anonymous

    mACHINE GUN KELLY IS THAT UGLY.

  • phx_arisen

    Dom Kennedy, XV, Los???

  • Anonymous

    MAYBE THIS IS JUST ME BUT WHY IN THE FUCK IS DOM KENNEDY NOT ON THIS COVER DUDES TRACK RECORD IS SO SOLID DOES ANYONE AGREE? ANYONE???

    • my thought

      no not me i think dom is overrated and his album/mixtape are not that good BUT he should be on there more than French Montana,Iggy Azalea Machine Gun Kelly, Future,Macklemore,Don Trip Roscoe Dash and Kid Ink so yeah put dom on the cover

  • Black Melancholy

    hiphop publications have no credibility. i don't respect this list.

  • P From Da D

    I meant Tyler The Creator "haters"

  • P From Da D

    So Hopsin disses somebody for attention because that person blew up the way he wanted too, and a whole bunch of dick riding Tyler The Creator fans are now his "fans". Cant rock wit dude. I admit he can spit but he is one of the wackest rappers EVER. He tries to act out for attention even wears gay ass white contacts. Then disses another person for eating a roach? Get him outta here, niggas who dis outta hate are bitches (no question about it). And hey jus incase anyone didnt notice there are 6 Interscope artists on here......polotics and bullshit. Bout the only nigga on here worth anything is Danny Brown.

  • Nommoc

    I'm surprised ASAP Rocky and Tyler the Creator aren't on this....Maybe they're getting their own covers

  • Anonymous

    I dont see how people don't understand this inst a freshmen "list".. its just promotion. the label pays to have what ever whack artist be a part of some bullshit list (some interviews, some whack ciphers, some trash songs. a ton of concerts makes the money back rinse and repeat.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    XXL = MTV

  • Ike

    its ok.. chip tha ripper is not a freshman anymore.. he is already better then these guys wish they will ever be

  • Ike

    WHAT?!?!?! no Chip Tha Ripper?.. no asap rocky? No odd future... no childish gambino... WTF!!!... at least hopsin and mgk made it

  • The Real XXL Freshman List

    XXL Magazine has revealed the cover for its 5th annual Freshman Class and Trash issue. Included on the Trash Portion cover MC's are:French Montana,Future, Macklemore,and Roscoe Dash Class Portion MC's include: Don Trip, Danny Brown, Hopsin,Iggy Azalea, Machine Gun Kelly,and Kid Ink.

  • Lil B

    Garbage, brown is dope, Don is dope...that's about it. Everyone else sucks..

  • really?

    they got Future wack ass over any OFWGKTA member,Action Bronson,Mr Muthafuckin eXquire,ASAP or Stalley?FUCK OUTTA HERE XXL!

  • whoa!

    Machine Gun Kelly came a long way!congrats to the boy.Cleveland wuddup

    • Anonymous

      oh well then what are the niggaz he battled doin now in music?.....nothin.

    • Anonymous

      Its got some to do with his success he wouldn't even be in the game if he stayed here and been repping that 303 tat he got on his arm. And the dudes alright nothing special I used to see him battle when he lived here.

    • BriBri

      what does that have to do with his success? none of these nerds can talk about MGK unless they have herd more than just "Wild Boy".

    • Anonymous

      Sorry dude I wasn't digging mgk when he was rapping here in denver and I ain't digging it now. He only got his shine because he moved to cleveland. A city that's already on the map in hip hop.

  • YoungChamp

    Weakest Class yet, French is a joke, Roscoe is a hook King and is never gon get push from interscope,Future is flat out wack. Machine gun kelly is a decent rapper, and don trip has great potential. ASAp Rocky, Dee-1,Childish Gambino, Stalley, should be on there

  • dre

    Leave Future & Hopsin, take the rest off. Put (Odd Future,A$AP Rocky,Childish Gambino,Schoolboy Q,Kirko Bangz,Stalley,2 Chainz

  • Pure

    Wow. No Pill or Tyler the creator, what about Fat Trel. Phil ade. I swear ya'll list got a bunch no name niggas that i never even heard of. Real hip hop is dead & gone ##----

    • Kuto Kende

      dude Pill was on the freshmen list like 2 years ago...

    • TRUTH

      this may be a shocker to you but not a lot of people know who Phil Ade or Fat Trel is dude.DANNY BROWN IS A BEAST.MGK IS A BEAST.DON TRIP IS A BEAST.HOPSIN IS A BEAST.if you have never herd of them...get hip

  • Anonymous

    You think macklemore is tight Lol I got love for Seattle but naw. You ever heard of a nigga named bonified. That lil nigga can spit.

  • amchri3

    Where is Chuuwee at.... Listen to the watching the throne mixtape...good hiphop shit

  • dubs

    Mannn this list is wack sauce, XXL fell off yo. I guess ASAP, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson and Dom Kennedy were too busy

  • Curt McGirt

    Danny Brown is well deserving of the freshmen list; he does however have mixtapes going back to 07 but everybody else??? I'll get back to you on that one...SMH.

  • Anonymous

    French Montana is garbage.I cant believe how many nigga try to say that he is soooo wavy.Please nigga is moldy gravy.Rather see Schoolboy Q,or Action Bronson or Jon Connor. And Dont gert me start on Roscoe Trash. He is the second wackest person on the list behind Bitch Montana. XXL dont know hip hop. Y'all remind me of Def Jam. Dont know shit about music

  • hightower

    what a bunch of trash...

  • Young King

    Shouts to Hopsin bout time he gets his due's an big shouts to MACKLEMORE!! SEATTLE WE ON!!!

  • wtf

    oh yeah and Action Bronson should have been on there my Freshman xxl 12 would have been Schoolboy Q,Asap Rocky,Dom Kennedy,Cassey Veggies,Smoke DZA,Action Bronson,Azelia Banks,Macklemore,Don Trip ,MGK

  • wtf

    I am not hating on this list because of the talent, but more because of the ACCUARCY. Schoolboy Q,Dom Kennedy,Cassey Veggies and Smoke DZA should have been on that instead of Roscoe Dash,French Montana and Hopsin. French Montana has been around for a while, yes hes had sucess only this year, but dudes been around since 2007 almost. Roscoe Dash probably should have been on last years, and Hopsin doesn't really have any buzz really. Really wierd list of freshmen and honestly none of them are appealing unlike previous years that had artists like Big Krit,Kendrick Lamar,J Cole,Nipsey Hussle,Currensy,Freddie Gibbs etc. Really in acccurate and bad list.

    • TRUTH

      Hopsin is the truth nigga

    • Hate Wack Ass Montana

      Bitch Montana has been around for like 10 years. It took his bitch ass that long to get a deal cause NY is running out of rapper to promote so theyre trying to push this piece of shit rapper on us.There are plenty of other deserving MC from NYC that deserve to be on he beside that wack fool.SMH

    • lolol

      hahaha u dumb...10 mil on youtube on 2 of his videos means he doesnt have a fan base...lol get a life

  • dslimm

    no maffew ragazino. but happy for hopsin and the hybrid.

  • haha

    this is the saddest freshman class I've ever seen.

  • Ecks

    Probably the worst Freshmen List Ever. Just Sayin

  • Anonymous

    I DONT GET IT FRENCH MONTANA BITCH ASS BEEN AROUND ALOT LONGER TO BE CONSIDER A ROOKIE OH WELL IM JUST LISTING FOR HOPSIN AND DANNY ALSO TO HEAR IF THE 2 SNOW BUNNY'S ARE ANY GOOD THE REST ARE TRASH

  • Anonymous

    Wack bunch look like YMCMB rejects

  • Anonymous

    goofiest bunch of rappers i ever seen together just gonna say it right now, fuck everyone on this cover except danny brown

  • NawRite

    French stole that jacket from Blake...Bitch better have my honey!!

  • 2da9thpwr

    I voted for exquimina, cleared my history and cache, then voted for Danny Brown, rinsed, repeated then voted for Hopsin. Im happy that the two of the guys I voted for are on the cover. Let underground and independent artists get love. You know you could of helped some of your favourite artists get shine too by voting at xxlmag.com right?

  • So Icy Boi!

    YES. Iggie is da Female 2Pac. swag

  • dubs

    im curious what the criteria for being considered a "freshman" is. if french montana makes this list, its a shame that action bronson was left off. unless he turned that shit down..

  • Anonymous

    Damn niggaz still reading this rag...lmmfao.

  • nibs

    yea that's pretty strange that A$AP and Action B ain't on there.

  • Anonymous

    Action Bronsin should been here and Sol

  • Anonymous

    french montana s dressing is so nice

  • lloyd

    Really? French Montana? i seriously don't think he got more votes than ASAP Rocky...no one actually give a fuck about him...other than that decent list

  • Anonymous

    Oh really yessir you hear what jae millz beats sounded like before young money surley wasn't the wack played out trap sound ym been running with. How come he don't spit that dope shit anymore. Same thing goes for mmg you hear meek before his deal. The nigga sounds more atl than he does philly now. Same annoying voice but his lyrics have been slipping. How come these niggas ain't bringing it like they did when we first heard em. What are they relaxing or something. You say baby and wayne don't got nothing to do with that.

  • Slruim

    STS! GOLD! He should have made it.

  • Hudes

    Jon Connor is better than every single one of these freshmen. Put together. Prove me wrong Why didn't he get those votes?

  • Bizarre

    ICP should be on there next year after their album brops

  • Anonymous

    Sorry I meant ab soul

  • Anonymous

    School boy q should sign to ymcmb lol why so wayne and baby can pick a bunch of shitty trap beats, make him sound like he from the south instead of California or god forbid start singing. Yessir that would be a bad move for q. Because all of the above would happen. Same thing with busta, his ny sound is gonna be gone by the time baby and wayne get through with him. Now about this list its horrible no action bronson, Jon Connor or maffew ragazino, an soul or q himself. This some ole bullshit

    • YESSIR

      YOU ARE AN IDIOT BABY AND SLIM ALLOW ARTIST TO PICK THERE OWN SHIT THEY DONT EVEN BE IN THE STUDIO WITH THESE PEOPLE. DRAKE NICKI TYGA JAY SEAN LIST GOES ON AND ON THEY ALLOW YOU TO MAKE MUSIC WITH A BUDGET WHEN TIMES UP YOU PUT IT OUT YOU JUST BETTER BE POPPIN.

  • uh oh

    Hopsin,MGK,Danny Brown COLLAB!!!! that would be the roughest wild punch in the nose fuck the world shit EVER!

  • war22

    im just glad Hopsin made the list...whats up with French Montana and Roscoe whateva? are they trying to push them like they pushed Gayne and Rick Fat C.O. Ross into our throts ? French Montana is far from a freshman wtf

  • jesterxxl

    NO FUCKIN EMILIO ROJAS ARE YOU SERIOUS

  • WORD!

    SwizZz & Dizzy Wright!maybe next year

  • TurnItUp

    needs more Funk Volume!!!!

  • Anonymous

    YESSSS!!! HOPSIN HOPSIN HOPSIN!!!!

  • Anonymous

    LMAO oops forgot Kid Ink a.k.a. the lame ass nigga depending on collabs to get hot...fuckin lame KID INK:NO

  • Anonymous

    kendrick lamar has too

  • Anonymous

    LMAO oops forgot Kid Ink a.k.a. the lame ass nigga depending on collabs to get hot.

  • hiphophead

    half the dudes you listed have already been on the xxl freshemen cover. and smoke dza is from harlem, not the south..

  • Anonymous

    Macklemore:NO Roscoe:NO Future:NO French:NO MGK:YES Danny Brown:YES IGGY wit her sexxxy ass!:YES Hopsin:YES

    • -__-

      yeah i'm a smug bitch that looks down on everybody, so what!

    • -__-

      yall lamers.every single person in this convo

    • notevenanMGKfan

      I'm not a fan but this man gets more pussy then you haters will ever get. What I wouldn't give to see him have sex, I bet you he's great in bed, you guys ever get that feeling where you just want to have sex with a guy...anyways, back to the point, I'M NOT EVEN AN MGK FAN!!!

    • ANTI-ANNOYING TROLL

      this conversation is ridiculous.you got the 12 year old haters who 9/10 listen to lame shit & the obsessed MGK fans. FUCK YOU BOTH

    • THIS JUST IN!!!

      I LOVE PENIS.I am also upset that i'm a bitter hater who spends his time on the computer talking shit because we all know I would never say it to someone's face. BREAKING NEWS!I just realized even taking time out the life i dont have to talk shit about an artist i hate on is also a dickriding move.and im ok with that

    • THIS JUST IN!!!

      BREAKING NEWS!!!! "notevenanMGKfan" is really a MGK fan. He might even be a dickrider. more on this story as it develops...or just wait until his faggot ass comments again.

    • notevenanMGKfan

      MGK only did that like 1 time.shows how much you know.i have been to an MGK show n it was off the fuckin wall.that kid really has something that most artists don't.heart & dedication.AND LOOK DUMB ASS HE HAS BITCH's meaning females TAKE HIS PANTS OFF FOR HIM.but yeah i guess he's gay lol.besides ya'll thinkin gay of him just makes yaw suspect numba 1.

    • MGK

      why the fuck would I need to put "the real" in front of my name, there's only one MGK. LACE UP!!!!...bet you didn't know that "Lace Up" is actually derived from the type of Lingerie I wear.

    • Anonymous

      hes gay cause he takes his pants off at shows and puts on womens jeans and performs with his ass hanging out of pants that are too small

    • the real MGK

      I LOVE PUSSY. follow me on Twitter Lace The Fuck Up :)

    • O

      what?people find anything about MGK to complain about.smh.but the fact is they dont know shit.stop hatin on the kid

    • Anonymous

      Look at how he is posed on a magazine cover. Regardless of his sexual orientation he definitely looks like a complete tool basket

    • Anonymous

      agree htf is he gay

    • LaceUp

      fuckin lame ass haterz nowadays.callin kelly gay for what?

    • Anonymous

      how is MGK gay?what did he do that was homosexual?

  • Chicago Rilla

    THE COVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN EARL SWEATSHIRT, STALLEY, MEEK MILLZ, KENDRICK LAMAR, SCHOOLBOY Q, KEEP DANNY BROWN & FRENCH MONTANA, AND ACTION BRONSON & CHIP DA RIPPER & THE COOL KIDS, JAY ROCK & ONE SOUTHERN CAT LETS JUST SAY........SMOKE DZA, AND THATS A RESPECTABLE COVER

  • uhh...

    yeah okay French is a "freshman", it's not like "New York Minute" wasn't released 3 or 4 years ago...the dude is garbage. I'm not one to believe people sold their souls but seriously this nigga is making me double think myself, how the fuck can someone who hasn't had a buzz for the past few years all of a sudden get insane levels of hype and be sought after...someone's been dabbling in the devil magic huh?

  • WTF

    Danny Brown,Machine Gun Kelly,Hopsin & Iggy are the only ones im cool with.Roscoe Dash is OLD AS FUCK!!Don Trip is pretty cool i just herd him for the first time a few days ago.French & Future are wack as fuck but they got mad buzz n lightweight hott this year not guna lie.WHO THE FUCK IS MACKLEMORE?!?!?!

  • swaggmanchris

    BUT FUCK XXL THEY AINT EVEN PUT SCHOOLBOY Q NIGGA THEY PUT FAGGOT ASS WACK MGK-hold up I KNOW WHY CUZ DIDDY PAID THEM FAGGOTS BUT ANYWAY NO SCHOOLBOY Q ARE U KIDDIN ME? FUCK THIS SHIT NIGGUH WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALLL SWAG ME OUT SWAG ME OUT BITCH SWAG ME OUT SWAG ME OUT JASPER GET THEM 2DOPEBOYZ FAGGOTS OUT BUNCH OF FAIRIES YELLING TO EACH OTHER HEY FART IN MY OUTH NIGGAZ CANT FUK WIT OF LIKE ME, SO IM NOT FUKIN WIT YALL SHAKE A SOFT NIGGA LIKE DDTOMEN BOTH FAT AND TYLER KILLED THEY DOGS SWAG SWAG SWAG

    • Anonymous

      goddamm y do some artist have tha most obnoxious dumbest of fans

    • Anonymous

      that nigga never said "MGK over ScHoolboy Q".i listen to Q & the rest of Black Hippy as well as MGK & EST.so calm your ass down.just because you weren't hip to him till Diddy doesn't mean anything but your late

    • swagmancrhis

      OVER SCHOOLBOY Q DOE? ARE YOU FUCKIN KIDDING ME NIGGA FUK YOU YA DAMN STANNING FAGGOT MGK SUCKS I AINT NEVER HEARD OF HIM TILL DIDDY!

    • Common Sense

      Machine Gun Kelly is pure independent regardless the Bad Boy deal.Don't blame Diddy for MGK being successful.He would have made that list no matter what.you trippin

    • Anonymous

      stop hatin on mgk nigga you lame

  • wack list

    No pussy eater mcgee? This list doesn't even count or matter if Pussy Eater Mcgee isn't on it. #justsaying

  • Alf Capone

    that cover looks like art work for a wwe pay per view event. gay ass niggas like mgk n french. iggy could still get it tho

    • cmon now be real

      -___- Alf is a fuckin hypocrite and a half. he starts it with "y u lil niggas wanna talk tough on ur computer?"but he stay talkin tough on these comments all over DX! " nigga u would never see me on the block cuz ur afraid to go to the hood."so they wont see you on they block and they are the ones afraid to go to the hood? your niggaz beat up white people?? 1.prolly some burb white boys not the tough crzy ones. 2.why you fags gotta pick on white ppl?bitter ass racist muhfucka. ALF GANG IS 1 FUCKIN DUDE!how you guna end all gangs by yourself?-__- you can't stop MS-13,Bloodz,Folk,Crip,King etc. get yo ass beat

    • Alf Capone

      y u lil niggas wanna talk tough on ur computer? nigga u would never see me on the block cuz ur afraid to go to the hood. u couldnt come around where im at. white kids get they wigs pushed back when they come round here. at Alf Gang we aint got no problem with lil white kids. we just dont like the ones that talk about the "block" when they grew up in a suburb and try to act tough on there moms labtop Alf Gang is the gang to end all gangs

    • Alf Capone is a sweet bitch

      i choose pop some viagra and pop a old gallagher tape in the vhs

    • -__-

      BET!i would beat yo corny ass if i caught you walking down my block!

    • Alf Capone

      yall niggas must be extremely intrigued with Alf Gang. niggas jockin the God Alf n shit. yall niggas say we bitch would be the first ones to run away when u see my Alf Gang chain swingin a mile away as i come down the block. bitch niggas remember....we gets thuggy Alf Gang or pop some viagra and pop a old gallagher tape in the vhs

    • TRU

      tongue kiss tonya hardings booty hole LIKE NO TOMORROW!lol

    • LMAO

      if the dude is gay nd proud then why u calln him gay like it would insult him.lmao!strength in numbers AND A GAT?!?!?!AAWW YOU A BITCH DOGG!!!

    • happy

      oh i go on youtube watchin alf season 2 head azz nigga!!!! lol

    • Alf Capone

      nigga u gay n proud huh? gay ass nigga said he'd rather be gay. i got this big ass tool if i really wanna use the mother fucker. i dont need strength in numbers. ill just reach to for my hip. ya dig? remember this....we gets thuggy lil nigga Alf Gang or tongue kiss tonya hardings booty hole

    • OFWGKTA

      i would rather have a napoleon complex

    • TOMMYBOI

      ALF CAPONE!AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH that sounds funny.like a sesame street version on Al Capone

    • ANTI-ALF

      ill take bein gay over bein a pussy who needs strength in numbers.i'll still whoop yo ass

    • Alf Capone

      aye lil nigga i dont care about ur stats. gay ass nigga. go post that shit on eharmony.com or jdate.com or some shit. gay ass nigga. at Alf Gang we dont care about size we believe in overwhelming force in numbers. size dont matter when 10-100 of us are puttin the beats on u lil nigga Alf Gang or have a napoleon complex

    • ANTI-ALF

      BITCH IM 6'8" 248 pounds and i can most likely bench waaaay more than you.who you callin lil nigga??you aint body shit pussy boi.

    • OFWGKTA

      i choose Clay all the way

    • Diddy

      diss my artists again and i will crush you with my wallet mothafucka!! :)

    • notimpressed

      lol what the fuck is an Alf Gang

    • Alf Capone

      wut set u claim lil nigga? we body ur mans or some shit? niggas mad cuz we came from outta nowhere in 2011 and runnin shit in 2012 Alf Gang or record a duet with clay aiken

    • ANTI-ALF

      FUCK ALF GANG NIGGA

  • Anonymous

    Wackest list ever, no one is good except french. Where the fuck is earl, or action bronson, or chip the ripper, or black cobain. fuck this

    • Anonymous

      lmao!!!you are insane."Wackest list ever, no one is good except french." -___- he is 1 of the wackest muhfuckaz on there!!!!him,Future & roscoe

  • Anonymous

    Danny Brown is the only one that is even faintly interesting. Maybe a bit of Macklemore. Hopsin's talented but derivative. The rest are straight up garbage.

  • ShystyOne

    Danny Brown in this bytch! Cant wait to see what he comes with in 2012. 810

  • TrackSTAR

    XV be gettin that snub again... smh

  • chiefhotfoot

    rubbish, absolute rubbish.

  • gsonii

    keeps getting wacker and wacker.

  • YESSIR

    AND STOP HATNG ON ROSCOE DASH HE MAKES HITS

    • Burmy

      YESSIR, I can't believe there's a story on Birdman dropping 16 albums on YMCMB and you're not commenting...

    • ummmmmmmmmmm

      but he isn't a "freshmen". Look at what you just wrote, "he makes hits". that means he's ALREADY WELL INTO HIS CAREER. SO how is he a FRESHMEN?

  • Hopsin

    Yes I agree with hopsin but the others I don't listen to

  • Anonymous

    This is worse than last years cover at least there was a couple spitters in there last yr. I haven't bought a xxl since the last cover I'm on that mysonne shit. People should boycott xxl for putting lil b on last yrs cover and putting majority of wack niggas on this yrs cover. Fucked up too I was loyal reader too.

  • YESSIR

    ASAP DECLINE TO BE ON THE SHIT. BUT I DO WONDER AOUT SCHOOL BOY Q. THAT NIGGA IS NICE HE NEED TO BE ON YMCMB I THINK BIRDMAN IS WORKING ON IT. SCOOL BOY Q NEW ALBUM BETTER THAN KENDRICK LAMARS SECTION 80. OH AND THE GUY BELOW TRYING TO BE ME IS A FAKE GLAD FRENCH MADE IT HE JUST DRIPPING SWAG AND I AM ABOUT TO SMASH THAT WHITE HOE SHE CAN RAP TOO IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT TI DO WITH HER PROJECT 13 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG

  • Hudes

    No Jon Connor. No fucking good Damn you xxl

  • Anonymous

    piss poor. just piss poor.

  • Anonymous

    no schoolboy q?????? wtf? smh half these cats aint even made an album, schoolboy aint on there? xxl is fk drunk!!!!!

  • YESSIR

    Ytf they put roscoe dash on the cover he not a rookie shoutout 2 future dat astronout statues go ham! Six letters YMCMB MMG XOXO I'm gargle cumpaste rite now!

  • Anonymous

    why the fk is roscoe dash on there????????? hes been out for a couple years....wack lol

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