We not fucking with the 2015 XXL Freshman list | by @Jondonn

This is the worst XXL Freshmen class so far.  Last year’s list was pretty weak but this year’s class is Nyquil. Which artist are you excited for on this list? We have Fetty Wap, Dej Loaf, Raury, KIDD KIDD (son..), OG Maco, Shy Glizzy, Goldlink, K Camp, Vince Staples and Tink. Lets see what we have going on here.

A very weak class

Ok lets just get this out of the way: Kidd Kidd. He acts as this year’s Troy Ave where it’s like, “why is he on this list?” This opens the suspicion that somebody on the XXL staff is taking some under the table bread for a spot on the list. It’s that serious?

XXL 2015 super freshman

As we have seen, having [a] recent hit is an automatic spot on the list so Dej Loaf, OG Maco. Both who I don’t see much lasting power after this year. [Hold for Dej Loaf because “Real” with Kid Ink seems so have some crossover potential & she’s a fashion icon] OG Maco has been releasing small projects on soundcloud to lukewarm reception.

A Style Icon

Shy Glizzy and K Camp are head scratchers for a different reason: they should have been on the freshmen list and don’t really make much sense being there now. How the fuck K Camp keeps pushing out solid club bangers is beyond me. That being said, I still don’t see it lasting. Shy Glizzy cool.

I don’t understand why the industry is trying to make Tink happen so bad either, but I’m not against it, but I don’t know man I’m not sold yet on shawty.(side note: that one in a million remix is fire though)

I’m glad the XXL staff managed to get Vince Staple on there, as he is this year’s premier lyricist on the group.

A pretty choice for the list

Him and Raury. Raury  (SIGH) IS the best prospect on this list. He’s raw talent, interesting and makes music that the whites love. His videos are ah-ite too.

this man is sitting criss-cross apple sauce

I know very little about Goldlink but his freshmen freeestyle was fire, and this video got mad ass cheeks in it.

Three quarters of this list are on the decline. Last year had Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Isiah Rashad, Rich Homie Quan and Ty Dollar Sign.

the elite 5

The Elite 5

The standard of independent excellence, the new Kanye cosign, the creator of Silvia Demo and one third of the legendary Rich Gang and the man who wrote the American Classic “Loyal”. So far it’s looking like a hard act to follow.

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