XXL Reveals The 2020 XXL Freshman Class


The 2020 XXL Freshman Class is here, featuring 12 artists.

Can you believe its been a full year since we got the freshman class with DaBaby, Gunna, Roddy Ricch, Blueface, and Rico Nasty? It might come as a surprise to some, but even during the pandemic, XXL released their Freshman list. The artists included are as followed:

Polo G
Jack Harlow
NLE Choppa
Rod Wave
Baby Keem
Lil Keed
Fivio Foreign
Lil Tjay

Despite hardships artists have been facing worldwide, XXL is still taking initiative to make this one work. The real question is how the freestyles and cyphers are going to be structured, which will be an interesting aspect of this content push. We get regions across the board in terms of artist origins, putting a ton of new cities on the map. Alongside the announcement, they also dropped a 1 minute clip which you can peep above.

XXL also stated that Pop Smoke was supposed to be included in this year’s freshman class, but they stated: “Pop was chosen as the first Freshman in the class, to which he happily accepted. Circumstances out of our control prevented us from including Pop as part of the cover posthumously, but to us, he is still part of the class.” However, they also said there will be an unreleased interview to slate with all of the other content coming in support.

Let’s get pumped for the cyphers, freestyles, and interviews which are expected to follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for those. Read more on this year’s 2020 XXL Freshman class below, and peep the full cover.

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