Hip-Hop Reacts to the 2018 XXL Freshman Class
Earlier today (June 12), the 2018 XXL Freshman Class was revealed and, as expected, reactions have been all over the place. First, XXL heard from the fans. Now, hip-hop luminaries have offered their takes on the typically polarizing list.
Addressing this year's picks—which include Fort Lauderdale, Fla.’s Ski Mask The Slump God, Miami’s Lil Pump, Miami’s Smokepurpp, Atlanta’s J.I.D, London’s Stefflon Don, Memphis’ BlocBoy JB, Birmingham, Ala.’s YBN Nahmir, West Palm Beach, Fla.’s Wifisfuneral and Canton, Ohio’s Trippie Redd—rappers and producers from across the spectrum of hip-hop served up their opinion.
Saluting his fellow Georgian, OG Maco, who was a 2015 XXL Freshman, gave props to J.I.D. "SHOUTS TO MY @XXL ALUMNI @JIDsv YOU DESERVE IT," Maco wrote on Twitter.
Where some rappers and producers gave props, others made some made a few comments about why they thought they weren't chosen for the cover. There's a pretty wide range of responses to the new cover, and today, we've taken a look at all the most interesting artist opinions on the newly unveiled list.
Peep hip-hop's reaction to the 2018 XXL Freshman Class for yourself below. Take a visit to the official 2018 XXL Freshman website when you're done with that.
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