The-Re-Up's prediction for 2016 XXL Freshman

By Richie

5-24-2016

Keep in mind Toronto's upcoming artist Tory Lanez respectively declined the nomination via twitter or else he would have been on this list.Post Malone (Dallas, Texas) - With a major hit "White Iverson" and accompanying Fetty Wap and Justin Bieber on both of their tours, Mr. Malone is a shoe in spot. Bryson Tiller (Louisville, Kentucky) - "Trapsoul" went platinum, enough said.Lil Dicky(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - With a European tour set up for next year, plus he is white and hip hop has not seen lyricist like this since Slim Shady. Oh yeah,  he's white. Kodak Black ( Pompano, Florida)- With countless ignorant southern trap style music, this kid can not legally buy a pack of cigarettes but will find his way on XXL's list.OT Genasis (Long Beach, California)- Fell short last year with his hit "CoCo" his latest hit "Cut it" will solidify his spotLil Uzi Vert (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)- With a loyal fan base and a national headlining tour with Kodak Black, Uzi Vert seems like a safe selectionDesiigner ( Brooklyn, NY)- Kanye co-signed him, Kanye signed him, Kanye sampled him and oh yeah #1 song in the country, He's in.Anderson Paak ( Oxnard, California)- Staples of west coast hip hop Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre cosigned him so he makes the cut as well.Dave East (Harlem, NY)- Signed to Hip Hop Legend Nas and qualifies as the obligatory lyrical rapper that XXL always has.D.R.A.M (Hampton, VA)- Although he is not the ideal rapper, who is nowadays? With a smash radio hit later sampled by the six god, D.R.A.M snags the last spot. Honorable Mentions-Madeintyo (Atlanta, Georgia) Although hits like "uber everywhere"  and "20 k" may be considered instant hits, Madeintyo lacks consistency which is why he falls short.Lil Yachty (Atlanta, Geogia)- We already have two airhead rappers ( Kodak Black & Lil Uzi Vert) that made the list, we cant have three. 


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