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