XXL released their 2017 Freshman Class yesterday, and in the coming weeks you can expect them to release interviews, cyphers, and freestyles from each of the 10 freshmen: Kamaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, Madeintyo, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, Kyle, Ugly God and XXXTENTACION.

Today, XXL shared behind-the-scenes footage of the 12-hour photoshoot held in April in Brooklyn's Dune Studios. The video features brief interviews from several of the artists, narration from XXL editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten, and a cameo from Sonny Digital, who was on set as a beat consultant. Watch below. Read our primer on this year's class here.