The annual tradition of unveiling XXL’s Freshmen List is the hip-hop fan’s equivalent to Christmas Day: some will be incredibly enthused by their selections, others will feel dejected over neglected nominees. But without fail, the buzz surrounding the XXL Freshmen List generates a large discussion amongst the hip-hop community at-large. Historically, XXL selected a crew of up-and-coming artists that are featured on their highly-touted Freshmen edition cover.
With the recent uptick of the strong presence of social media, XXL quickly adapted to the times by reserving the 10th spot on this list for the winner of a fan vote that is chosen from the official list of candidates. In a similar format to last year’s post, the contributing Writers here at EVRYDY each pick our own 7 favorites from the entries of XXL 10th spot for 2017, (see the whole list of 10th spot nominees right here).
Scroll through the pages below to peep our choices for this year!