Today XXL lets the world in on who they think is up next in the rap game. For 2017, the publication's famed Freshman Class in turn includes Kamaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, Madeintyo, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, Kyle, Ugly God and XXXTentacion.
This year's installment also accounts for XXL's 10th anniversary of the annual Freshman Class series, as the commemorative issue includes former freshmen sharing how the experience helped their careers, a look at all 10 years of freshman classes, the best projects from 104 freshmen over the years, and interviews with Black Thought, Yo Gotti and Sonny Digital.
Over the next month, XXL will be unleashing a slew of content surrounding the 2017 Freshman Class, including freestyles, cyphers and solo interviews.
You can look forward to the XXL Summer 2017 issue hitting newsstands July 4. Prior to, however, all 10 artists will be performing at the XXL freshman show at New York City’s PlayStation Theater on June 28, and on July 14 at The Novo in Los Angeles.
Now watch Travis Scott's "Birds in the Trap" short film that finally made its way to YouTube.