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People are feeling some type of way about this year’s XXL Freshmen list

Yesterday, XXL blessed us with their 2017 Freshman list. This year marks the 10th-anniversary of the Freshman franchise.

Who’s gracing the cover this year?

This year’s Freshman Class includes the Bay Area’s Kamaiyah, the BX’s A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Philly’s PnB Rock, ATL’s Playboi Carti, Kap G, and Madeintyo.

Plus, Portland’s Aminé, Cali’s Kyle, Houston’s Ugly God, and FL’s XXXTentacion.

Do they really deserve this cover though?

XXL‘s Freshman list is like the crystal ball of hip-hop. Most artists that are selected for the list go on to become megastars of the music industry.

The first class, back in 2007, included Saigon, Plies, Rich Boy, Gorilla Zoe, Joell Ortiz, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Boosie, Crooked I, Papoose, and Young Dro. Do you think the class ’17 artists even come close to that Freshman class of ’07?

What ’bout the class of 2010?

Straight fire! J.cole made the class of 2010 along with Pill, Nipsey Hussle, Freddie Gibbs, Big Sean, OJ da Juiceman, Jay Rock, Fashawn, and Donnis.

These Cyphers predict the future

Peep the comparison of ’13 to now

Since the reveal, there has been some backlash on social media regarding this year’s selection. Is the class of ’17 really the future of hip-hop? Rap fans, even rappers themselves, seem to disagree with the vision.

My mans was sick when he saw the cover drop

TBH I thought some other people should’ve made the list over others this year too

Peep rappers Dae Dae and Famous Dex’s reaction to this year’s selection

Fuck it, this year’s class should’ve just been my son Playboi Carti

Or Asahd Khaled

In more news, Vic Mensa had some bars for the 2017 XXL Freshman class

Although many people disagree with this year’s class could it just be the start of a new era?

Who knows? Maybe we’ll all be surprised, there are many cyphers to come. Let us know what you think about XXL‘s Freshman Class of 2017.