Ugly God ranted on Instagram about the recent XXL slander and "real hip-hop."
Being named to the XXL Freshman list has become somewhat of a rite of passage for young rappers as they not only prove to the world but to themselves that they've officially made it. For years, XXL has compiled a list of the top fresh faces in the game, awarding them with the honor of being on their own cover issue of the magazine. With Nav and Quavo of the Migos taking turns bashing the magazine, many have weighed in in favor of the rappers critiquing the list. Being named a 2017 XXL Freshman, Ugly God took the publication's side, backing them up in his latest Instagram story.
"Every year around this time, there are always artists slandering XXL & complaining about how they operate knowing damn well it's their dream to be on that cover," wrote Ugly God. The rapper continued by comparing it to the NBA and claiming that the XXL bad-mouthing is as if college basketball players who didn't get drafted were to slam the NBA. He has a strong point here and the comparison helps bring things to light. Ugly God decided to also speak on the state of rap music, saying that he believes there should be more artists making "real hip-hop." Namedropping legends like Jay-Z and Nas, Ugly also includes Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar, Joyner Lucas and himself on the "real hip-hop" list.
While the XXL bad-talk will likely only continue after their full list is announced, Ugly God has a valid opinion on the matter having been named a Freshman last year. What do you think of the rapper's "real hip-hop" comments and do you think his list is accurate?