XXL’s Top 10 Freshman Cover Revealed

 |  March 1, 2010

XXL just released their picks for the Top 10 freshman in hip-hop for 2010.  The artists are Nipsey Hu$$le, Wiz Khalifa, J.Cole, Pill, OJ Da Juiceman, Freddie Gibbs, Big Sean, Fashawn, Donnis and Jay Rock. I know many of you agree with about 70-80% of this list.  The real concern is the people who created the list and their relevancy. Oh yeah, why is Wiz the only one smiling?


  • Kellz

    wiz, nipsey and big sean are the best mc's on that list

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/ iHipHop

    Agreed but calling them “Freshmen” is wack. These guys have been puttin it down heavy.

  • tommiedc

    J.Cole,Big Sean, and Nipsey are the only ones with real lyrics the rest of those dudes suck

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/ iHipHop

    U can't be serious.

  • don

    I think Wiz is nice. His Burn After Rolling was fire. For real.

  • brandon

    the only ones i dont reaal fuck wit is oj freddie gibbs and jay rock.freddie and jay rock are good but not mmy style i guess and oj just sucks.i just bought fashawn album like two months ago and it was great.now at least these rappers will get they shine now.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/ iHipHop

    Is Fashawn really that good? (No shots)

  • brandon

    yea i really love his cd.listen to a few tracks and see what you think.its funny when i first heard life as a shorty i thought he wasnt goin to get no shine now look at him.

  • http://youngdolo.blogspot.com/ Young Dolo

    Big Sean sucks, he's Kanye with all the fashion sense and no substance. Or potency!!!!… J.Cole is the illest and Nipsey hustle is dope and I must admit Wiz grew on me… From Sam constantly mention how Wiz Khalifa and XV are way***** better then Charles Hamilton….lol… O yeah Donnis sucks too and Fashawn is cool…. The others on this list… Might come and go… But How Juu man get on there?