XXL Freshman



Last week, XXL revealed their annual Freshman issue. Every year, XXL shines a spotlight on 12 newer acts who they will are one the verge of catapulting into another stratosphere musically.

Past artists who have been featured on the cover were B.o.B, Kendrick Lamar, YG, Macklemore Chance the Rapper and more.

Like every year, this years list caused a debate about who should’ve made the list and who shouldn’t. EIC at XXL, Vanessa Statten sat down with NPR’s Microphone Check show to speak about the cover, how they choose artists and all the work that goes into the whole production.

Stream their entire interview below