2012 Freshmen Cover

So it’s that time of year for the XXL class to raise up & enter the school of fame. This year’s list is very interesting to me. I mean I am just not here for a lot of these artists. However I do like, Future & Iggy.

Iggy is the first female to grace the Freshmen class. People are not to keen on this white Australian rapper making the list. To me, she’s likable and appealing. But there was this one line, where she referred to herself has a “Slave Master.” That’s a little bizarre, right? Well talented newcomer Azealia Banks, had something to say about this.

Peep Below Azealia Banks tweets:

Here’s Iggy’s song where she used the Slave reference:



Here’s what XXL politically correct statement:

In the past five years that XXL has been picking Freshman classes, never once has making the list been easy. This year included. Similar to 2011, the hype around the Freshmen Class has continued to grow by leaps and bounds, surprising even us with its popularity. For this class the buzz began earlier than ever, four months before the cover was even shot. And it seemed like everyone had a list. From subdued music fans to diehard rap junkies, from Twitter stalkers to industry heavies and featherweights, folks wanted their list to be the XXL list. We listened, asked opinions, took notes.

See the full list below.
Machine Gun Kelly
Danny Brown
Kid Ink
Roscoe Dash
Don Trip
Iggy Azalea
French Montana

Your thoughts?