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.

After opening wild card voting up to the public, and plenty of rapper 'consideration', XXL is announcing the list for 2014.

The list is being announced live today on 106 & Park, as each of the rappers perform to announce their status as Freshmen.

View the up-to-date list of freshman as they're revealed below, and look for the issue of XXL to hits stores this month.

Lil Bibby
Vic Mensa
Rich Homie Quan
Isaiah Rashad
Kevin Gates
Jarren Benton
August Alsina
Chance The Rapper
Jon Connor
Ty Dolla $ign
Lil Durk
Troy Ave