XXL announced their 2016 Freshman Class this morning.

PNB Rock, who indicated that he was present at the XXL Freshman cover shoot earlier this month, did not make the cover. Lil Yachty secured the 10th "Voter's Choice" slot.

The XXL list shares only four freshman in common with our list of recommendations this year. (Tory Lanez, known for his dislike of XXL, likely rejected the cover). Though particularly saddened by the absence of Mick Jenkins and Jazz Cartier, HNHH salutes the 2016 XXL Freshman Class:

Kodak Black
21 Savage
Lil Dicky
Anderson .Paak
Lil Uzi Vert
G Herbo
Dave East
Denzel Curry
Lil Yachty