March 27, 2013


Kirko Bangz, ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson Lead XXL's 2013 Freshman Class

Oh Internet. You thought we'd go a day without fighting over an influential, yet arbitrary, music list. Only a few weeks after MTV's Hottest MCs pissed off most of the egocentric rappers on the list, XXL released their annual Freshman Class issue, including Chief Keef as the "11th Freshman" (which probably has no distinction to the other 10, but let's move on).

Tellingly, 30% of the list has a "$" in their name, a trend that ends now given that the average should be 0%. Las Vegas-via-Michigan rapper Dizzy Wright, who recently collaborated with fellow Freshman Joey Bada$$, made it in in the "People’s Champion" slot.

Here's the full list. You may begin your

2013 XXL Freshman Class 

ScHoolboy Q
Trinidad Jame$
Joey Bada$$
Action Bronson
Kirko Bangz
Travi$ Scott
Angel Haze
Dizzy Wright (10 Spot People’s Champion Winner)

Chief Keef (The 11th Freshman)