Trinidad Jame$ – This is the one rapper that spoils the list for me. Dude admitted that he just started rapping like a year ago. And it shows. But I guess with that “All Gold Everything” heating up the radio, XXL couldn’t resist.
Joey Bada$$ – This guy reminds me about everything that I loved about 90’s hip-hop. Another great pick.
Logic – Logic has bars. I heard one song for him (Young Sinatra III) and had to go listen to his “Undeniable” mixtape. Fitting name for a mixtape because I had some of those songs on repeat.
Action Bronson – The wild Albanian draws comparison to Ghostface Killah but I usually compare him to Big Pun. Another great pick which completes the five that I approve of.
Kirko Bangz – I may have heard him on something with Smoke DZA, I’m not sure. I’m not too familiar with his music but I plan to have a listen in the next couple of days.
Travi$ Scott – Another rapper with a dollar sign in his name. Not sure about him either. Gonna go have a listen.
Dizzy Wright – This the only one I haven’t heard about like ever. I guess they have a good reason for putting him on here. Maybe we’ll hear more about him this year.
Angel Haze – Heard the name. Haven’t heard the music. I’ll take a listen to see if she’s worthy.
Chief Keef – I don’t like.
However it turns out, whether I like Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Angel Haze and Dizzy Wright’s music or not, this is the list that they picked and you can’t change it.
So what do YOU think about XXL’s Freshman picks? Who should have been on there? Who should they have kept off?