With March drawing to a close, the 2018 Freshman Class will soon be upon us. While some rappers like Nav and Quavo have decried the XXL Freshman list, there are still many up-and-comers who deem it an important and honorable cultural milestone. Today, XXL has been unveiling the "pitch" videos, in which aspirants can make a case as to why they should be included in the upcoming class. It's interesting to see which rappers are included in the pitching process, as it helps us gauge who the publication might be eyeing.
As of now, Smokepurpp, Dice SoHo, Tee Grizzley, Smokepurpp, G Perico, Lil Baby, Gunna, Rich Brian, Lil Skies, King Combs, Jay Critch, NBA YoungBoy, Bhad Bhabie, 6ix9ine, Pouya, Kent Jones, Maxo Kream, Young Nudy, Yung Pinch, & Lambs have all come through with their respective cases. It's hard to say whether the class will be limited to those candidates, but it's a surefire bet that several of those rappers will ultimately go on to make the cut. There may very well be a few surprises along the way, but many of those names have been in the conversation, and have plenty of fan support from their loyal followings.
If I may be so bold, I'll throw in my own predictions: 6ix9ine, Smokepurpp, Tee Grizzley, Lil Skies, Rich Brian, J.I.D, Maxo Kream, Bhad Bhabie, Ski Mask The Slump God, and Joyner Lucas. What about ya'll? Any guesses as to who might make the cut? Sound off below, and watch the entirety of XXL's pitches as they continue to drop.