Rich Brian rates his fellow XXL freshman hopefuls.
Every year, hip-hop heads everywhere argue endlessly over who will be included in the XXL Freshman List, a collection of the hottest up-and-coming rappers at the moment.
One of the potential nominees this year is Rich Brian, a rapper hailing originally from Indonesia, who managed to work his way into a successful rap career in the States through a mix of ironic rap and genuinely good songwriting ability. His debut album, Amen, hit number 18 on the Billboard 200 chart, so he has a legitimate claim to a spot on the Freshman List.
In a radio interview with Big Boy, Brian was asked to rate his fellow freshman competitors on an extremely simple metric: they're either a "fire" emoji, or a "poop" emoji.
Brian was apprehensive about some of these ratings, but in general was very generous with his fire emojis. YBN Nahmir, Trippie Redd, and Matt Ox all got fire emojis, as did Tay K (because Brian didn't want to die). Poop emojis were handed out more sparingly with Lil Xan getting fire and poop ratings (for disrespecting Tupac), similarly with Blockboy JB (Brian hadn't listened to enough of his music to make an opinion). Only Bhad Bhabie and Tekashi 6ix9ine were given full on poop ratings.
While Brian didn't elaborate for Bhabie, he said that Tekashi gets a poop only because he talks too much smack, and it might get him in trouble one day. Though, now Brian might have his own trouble if Tekashi hears about this.
Watch all of Rich Brian's ratings in the video down below.