Congrats to this year’s freshmen!
The annual XXL Freshman class, one of hip-hop’s most apt talent barometers, has consistently forecasted rap’s next generation of superstars. From J. Cole to Chance the Rapper, XXL is rarely off the mark — and they don’t intend on missing anytime soon. Today, the storied publication has come through with the 2020 class.
A unique collection of rappers, this year’s freshman class inductees are: Polo G, Baby Keem, Chika, Fivio Foreign, Lil Tjay, Lil Keed, NLE Choppa, 24kGoldn, Rod Wave, Mulatto, and Jack Harlow.
XXL reported that the late Pop Smoke was supposed to be a member of this year’s class, but was left off the cover posthumously due to circumstances out of their control. The issue features a January interview with the Brooklyn pioneer.
Congrats to all this year’s freshmen!
Watch the announcement video below: