Say hello to your new ‘XXL’ Freshman Class! This year’s group of young rappers features Lil Dicky, Desiigner, and Dave East, and fans are taking to Twitter to voice their opinion on the mag’s picks. See the reaction tweets right here!
It’s time for the next generation in rap to be introduced to the world! XXL Magazine unveiled the 10 up-and-coming rappers who made the 2016 Freshman Class, including the likes of Lil Dicky, Dave East, Anderson .Paak, Desiinger, and Kodak Black. But while some fans are ecstatic about the list, others aren’t so enthused with a few of the picks. Take a look at the reactions and see what you think of the mag’s choices!
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After the magazine revealed its cover on its official Twitter page, fans immediately began sharing their thoughts on the 10 rap newcomers. The full class includes Desiigner, Dave East, Lil Dicky, Kodak Black, Anderson .Paak, Denzel Curry, G Herbo, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, and 21 Savage, and many readers were seemingly excited about the list. Considering one of them is a Kanye West protégée (Desiigner), how could they not be?!
Perhaps the biggest conversation starter amidst this year’s class is the addition of Lil Dicky, who many people seemingly didn’t even know prior to seeing him on the mag’s cover. As the only white rapper on this year’s cover, some fans questioned who he was and why he was on there, but others totally defended him! Check out some of the best reactions — good and bad — below:
imagine telling the rest of the artists on that list that u think lil dicky is on the same level as them aha
— sexj (@sexualjumanji) June 13, 2016
Every time XXL drop a freshmen list y'all people who don't follow music complain lol, do your research on Lil Dicky
— Yes Im PATisDOPE (@PATisDOPE) June 13, 2016
does anybody know who that white man is? lmao
— fuego (@noJulz) June 13, 2016
Outside Lil Dicky & Desiigner the Freshman XXL list is extremely accurate this year
— Yoko Chanel (@SirScozz) June 13, 2016
The XXL Freshman Class list gets worse and worse every year. I don't even bother looking at it anymore…
— Lexie McGriff (@Lexiee_Babyy) June 13, 2016
people are complaining about the XXL Freshman list but when you ask them who should be on it they have no rebuttal pic.twitter.com/wbjek2kefM
— tamale (@BeYourOwnHype) June 13, 2016
lil dicky the only one not trying to flex. No chains no Rolex just a bathrobe 😂😂 https://t.co/Nc8rYU8VKv
— James Sauermann (@YamesYauermann) June 13, 2016
Pretty excited with the XXL freshman class, can't wait to see some cyphers
— A$AP CHUBS (@chubswilson00) June 13, 2016
So many other talented new artists and Lil Dicky and Desiigner somehow ended up there…
— jordon :) (@jrdnrsr) June 13, 2016
This could be the worst XXL Freshman class of all time
— Jack (@JButt3r7) June 13, 2016
My thinking about the cyphers when I see this XXL Freshman list…. OH THE CYPHERS pic.twitter.com/CaNp4coKoU
— Kofie Yeboah (@KofieSpeaks) June 13, 2016
I don't understand why so many people are complaining about the XXL Freshman list.. Seems pretty accurate to me.
— Eat Hummus (@EatHumans) June 13, 2016
What crew of people at XXL really sat down and said "You know what? Lil Dicky is definitely one of the best young rappers in the game." ?
— Zo (@enzothedago) June 13, 2016
They put Lil Dicky on the XXL Freshman List? Perfect. Say what you want about XXL, but they sure know how to get #RapTwitter all riled up.
— Jerry Topsider (@BostonJerry) June 13, 2016
Now that the full list has been released, XXL will be releasing various content from the members of this year’s Freshman Class including freestyles, cyphers, solo and group interviews, so that fans can become more familiar with the newbies. Who knows, Lil Dicky may just become the next Eminem thanks to this — and we’d love to see how people react to that!
What do you think of this year’s Freshman Class, HollywoodLifers? Who do you think will become the biggest rapper of the bunch? Tell us below!