• Cover of Troy Ave Comments On Game's XXL Freshman Class Diss
    Like his former collaborator 50 Cent, Game comes from a time in rap where calling rappers out was commonplace. On his most recent single, "Bigger Than Me", the Compton rapper takes aim at the entire Freshman class, accusing them of being "soft", and not of the same caliber as emcees he came up with.
  • Cover of XXL Freshmen Tour: NYC (Gallery)
    Monday night at the Best Buy theater in NYC, 9 of the 12 XXL Freshmen took the stage for a very special performance.
  • Cover of August Alsina Talks Going Up Against Seasoned Artists For Upcoming BET Awards
    August Alsina is an r'n'b artist on his grind, and his grind is definitely starting to pay off.
  • Cover of Shooting The Shit With Jarren Benton
    Jarren Benton hasn't dropped a new project since My Grandmother's Basement last June, and he also hasn't dropped much in the way of new music either. That's not to say the (weirdest) member of Funk Volume hasn't kept himself busy.
  • Cover of Quick5: Lil Bibby Talks XXL Freshmen & Upcoming Collaborations
    We're cutting right to the chase in our new interview series, Quick5. The concept is simple-- we'll be asking some of your favorite artists 5 quick questions that are on our minds, and get a full update in about a minute's time.
  • Cover of Rich Homie Quan Denies Having Seizures, Says He Hit His Head After Fainting
    It's no secret that Rich Homie Quan turns up-- that much he admits in an official statement made today. However, the ATL rapper made it clear that his recent hospitalization had nothing to do with sipping lean, or seizures for that matter. 
  • Cover of 2014 XXL Freshmen Class Revealed
    Every year XXL announces a new class of rappers the feel will take over the game. Since 2008, the now ubiquitous Freshmen list has given shine to rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Freddie Gibbs, Meek Mill, Future, ScHoolboy Q and more.
  • Cover of Review: Logic's "Welcome to Forever"
    Throughout Welcome to Forever Robert Bryson Hall II reflects upon the last year of his career. The opening title track recalls when Logic met Nas for the first time in the line, “Shook his hand then he started quoting my lines? God damn this is real life!”
  • Cover of 2013 XXL Freshmen Class Compilation Mixtape Released
    XXL and DJ Drama have linked up to bring you a mixtape from the XXL Freshmen class of 2013. The compilation features a buch of exclusives from the entire class: Schoolboy Q, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Angel Haze and Dizzy Wright. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q Talk XXL Freshman & Rick Ross Controversy
    Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q recently visited DJ Drama while out in Atlanta, and the two TDE rappers spoke on a bunch of current topics, such as the "Hottest MCs" list, Rick Ross' date rape lyrics, and the XXL Freshmen of 2013.
  • Cover of Dizzy Wright Speaks On XXL Freshmen Cover
     In a recent interview with MTV News, new XXL Freshmen Dizzy Wright spoke about making the cover for the magazine and his earlier career in the music industry.Las Vegas native, Dizzy Wright, got to talking with MTV and spoke about being the 10th person voted in for XXL Magazines Freshmen cover.
  • Cover of XXL & Monster Energy Announce The "XXL Freshmen Live 2013" Tour
    XXL announced the new class of Freshmen just a week ago, but big things are already on the way.
  • Cover of Kirko Bangz Talks New Single, XXL Freshmen & "I Been On (Remix)"
     Having set to perform for Chicago's WGCI Morning Riot anniversary party on April 4th, Kirko Bangz called up the radio station today for a quick chat about his new single, making the XXL Freshmen list, and not being a part of Houston's "I Been On" remix. During his chat with WGCI's&nb
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