Here's Who Made The 2015 'XXL' Freshman Class Cover

What do you think of the latest class?

It's that time again.

On Wednesday, June 3, XXL released their annual Freshman class cover, where the magazine makes their picks for who they believe are the next to blow in hip-hop. Though there have been some misses over the years -- and how could there not be, since it's tough for ten guys to pop each year -- there have been plenty of spot on picks, too. From Kendrick Lamar to Meek Mill to Macklemore to Wale to Iggy Azalea, plenty have used it to help them take the next step in their careers.

So, who's got next, according to XXL? Here's a quick rundown of this year's picks. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.



Fetty Wap

Age: 24

Hometown: Paterson, NJ

Last Release: Zoo Style (2015)

Fast Fact: His breakout, "Trap Queen," climbed all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Drake recently remixed his single "My Way."

Listen To: "Trap Queen"

DeJ Loaf

Age: 24

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Last Release: Sell Sole (2014)

Fast Fact: She was featured on Eminem's "Detroit vs. Everybody."

Listen To: "Try Me"


Age: 21

Hometown: Washington, DC

Last Release: The God Complex (2014)

Fast Fact: For months after the release of his breakout, The God Complex, he didn't reveal his face.

Listen To: "Sober Thoughts"

K Camp

Age: 25

Hometown: Born in Milwaukee, WI, but raised in Atlanta, GA

Last Release: One Way (2015)

Fast Fact: Early in his career, he was managed by his mom.

Listen To: "Cut Her Off"

OG Maco

Age: 23

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Last Release: Tax Free (2015)

Fast Fact: In December, he released an EP, Breathe, inspired by #BlackLivesMatter, which he wrote and recorded the day before it came out.

Listen To: "U Guessed It"


Age: 18

Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA

Last Release: Indigo Child (2014)

Fast Fact: He doesn't just rap -- he plays the guitar.

Listen To: "God's Whisper"

Shy Glizzy

Age: 22

Hometown: Washington, DC

Last Release: Law 3: Now or Never (2014)

Fast Fact: He earned his GED while locked up, and then when he was released, dropped his debut mixtape, in 2011.

Listen To: "Awwsome"


Age: 20

Hometown: Calumet City, IL

Last Release: Winter's Diary 2 (2014)

Fast Fact: She's signed to Timabland's Mosley Music Group.

Listen To: "Ratchet Commandments"

Vince Staples

Age: 21

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Last Release: Hell Can Wait (2014)

Fast Fact: He's about to have a busy month: He appears in the upcoming movie "Dope," due out June 19, and then is dropping his debut album, Summertime '06, on Def Jam, on June 30.

Listen To: "Señorita"

Kidd Kidd

Age: We're not sure

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Last Release: Rapper's Worst Nightmare (2015)

Fast Fact: Before signing with 50 Cent and G-Unit, he was on Lil Wayne's Young Money label.

Listen To: "Big Body Benz"