Now in its 12th year, the xxl freshman franchise has consistently embraced hip-hop's rising stars and helped push them to the forefront of the culture. We talk to everyone we possibly can-industry tastemakers, the guy working at the corner store, rappers, our friends, fellow hip-hop heads, whoever-to get their input on who they think should be picked for the class.
XXL Magazine Summer 2019, The 2019 Freshman Issue #ad - The wait is officially over. Thanks to the internet, social media and, more importantly, the hip-hop fans, XXL Freshman has increased in popularity year after year. This year's freshman class includes 11 artists: East Saint Louis, Ill. S comethazine, compton's roddy ricch, seattle's Lil Mosey, Charlotte, Philadelphia's Tierra Whack, North Carolina's DaBaby, Suitland, Md.
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THE SOURCE Magazine June, 2019 Issue 275, Cover varies THE FUTURE ISSUE, LIL BABY ,A boogie, Nipsey Hussle, Tay Keith, Zion WilliamsonGeneric #ad - The source magazine june, lil baby cover, nipsey hussle, 2019 issue 275, THE FUTURE ISSUE, Tay Keith, Zion Williamson.
FALL 2019 / HIP-HOP'S NEW HEROES - XXL MAGAZINE - JUICE WRLDXXL MAGAZINE #ad - 2, which is the rapper's 21st birthday. The project, currently untitled, is set to be released on Dec. Juice wrld is about to go two for one. Speaking to xxl for the fall 2019 issue of XXL magazine, the dynamic Windy City artist revealed plans to drop another album this year.
XXL Magazine Spring 2019 DreamvilleVarious #ad - J. The dreamville crew took a break from rap camp at atlanta's Tree Sound Studios in January, to squad up for the cover, where they were recording songs for the Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation, shot by photographer Jonathan Mannion. It's finally formed into his full vision and the squad is ready to make its mark in hip-hop.
Now cole and the entire Dreamville roster—Bas, EarthGang, Cozz, J. I. D, lute, omen and ari lennox—grace the cover of XXL magazine's spring 2019 issue. Cole has been building his Dreamville Records for the past 12 years, launching the label in 2007.