'XXL' Announces 2016 Freshman Class: Where Are the Women?

'XXL' Announces 2016 Freshman Class: Where Are the Women?

On Monday, XXL announced its 2016 Freshman Class—a group of 10 rising hip-hop stars the magazine thinks will shape the future of the genre. Among the cohort are some familiar names: DesiignerAnderson .PaakLil' Dicky, Dave East, Denzel Curry, G Herbo, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage and Kodak Black are all on this year's list.  

One big caveat though: No women made the cut this year, a discouraging change in course from 2015, when Tink and Dej Loaf were prominent in the mix.