It’s that point of 12 months again for the reveal of the new XXL Freshman Course. This one is particularly special because it represents our 10th wedding anniversary of the Freshman franchise. We launched the first issue in 2007 and the Freshman franchise has exploded into reputation over the past 10 years. And it all fits in place the same manner as when it first started. We ?speak to everyone we possibly can–industry tastemakers, rappers, our friends, fellow hip-hop heads, the person working at the bagel shop, whoever–to ?get their insight on who they think should be chosen for the class. Then we claim it out as an employee and narrow down the list.
This year’s Freshman Category includes the Bay Area’s Kamaiyah, The Bronx’s A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Philadelphia’s PnB Rock and roll, Tokyo representer Madeintyo, Atlanta’s Playboi Carti, Portland’s Amin?, Atlanta’s Kap G, Ventura, Calif.’s Kyle; Houston’s Ugly God and 10th Place winner XXXTentacion.
Over another month, XXL will be launching content from the users of the 10th gross annual Freshman School including freestyles, cyphers and single interviews so that admirers can get to know each artist.
The actual Freshman problem of XXL journal will struck stands on July 4. Before then, admirers can easily see all 10 music artists hit the stage to perform for the XXL Freshman show at New York City’s PlayStation Theater on Wed., June 28. The Los Angeles XXL Freshman show will take place on Wed., July 12 in the Novo.
The XXL Summer 2017 issue also contains 34 previous Freshmen sharing how the experience helped their employment opportunities; a glance at all a decade of Freshman classes by the amounts; the best assignments from 104 Freshmen over the years; interviews with Dark colored Thought, Yo Gotti and Sonny Digital, who lead the Freshman cyphers this season; plus much more.
Most importantly, great job to the 2017 XXL Freshman School: Kamaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, Madeintyo, Playboi Carti, Amin?, Kap G, Kyle, Ugly God and XXXTentacion. Technology next.
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