News: XXL Unveils the 2019 Freshmen Class

XXL unveils their 2019 Freshmen Class this year featuring several familiar faces. Many debated the choices and felt their were other artists who deserved the title. But regardless the new freshman class includes Tierra Whack, DaBaby, Blueface, Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, YBN Cordae, Gunna, Comethazine, Lil Mosey, Roddy Ricch and YK Osiris.

XXL had this statement for the artists included on the list, “The decision on which artists enter the XXL Freshman Class comes together the same way as when it first started. We talk to everyone we possibly can—industry tastemakers, rappers, our friends, fellow hip-hop heads, the guy working at the corner store, whoever—to get their input on who they think should be picked for the class. Then we argue it out as a staff and narrow down the list.”

All the artists on the 2019 XXL Freshmen Class will be performing in NYC at The Playstation Theater on July 22 and LA at NOVO on July 25th. Get to know the Freshmen below.