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Forget XXL, Check Out Our Freshman Class 2017 List

You can count on the release of XXL's Freshman list to cause conversation. Every year they produce there list, some agree some don't but everyone has an opinion. We decided to compile our own list of 6 rappers that are gonna be talked about alot next year. The list was made taking into consideration hit songs, and notoriety take a look and let us know what you think.

rich chigga

6. Rich Chigga

Rich Chigga made one song and went viral "Dat $tick" but he proved he wasn't a one hit wonder by following up with "Who That Be". Rich Chigga continues creating great content most recently a song with Xxxtentacion titled Gospel which was also a hit.

Famous Dex

5. Famous Dex

Dex is a consistent song maker, he uploads songs pretty much every other day and has more than 10 notable hits. From "Drip From my Walk" to "Lemonade" Famous Dex deserves to be on this list because not only is he prolific with his creations, but his music is actually is pretty good. If he continues to put forward this effort it's sure to pay off.

Lil Pump

4. Lil Pump

Lil Pump is one of the more recognizable soundcloud rappers today, he is definitely someone who is being talked about alot on social media aswell. Pretty much every song hes drop has shown his potential, but his music isn't really as consistent as you might like. It is more like two songs a month, some say his music is ignorant but that's just his music style hate it or love it.


3. Smokepurpp

Smokepurpp he has a more diverse style, no two songs are alike making it hard to put your finger on exactly what is "his style". This obviously can be seen as positive and or negative, you never know what to expect from him.

Playboi Carti

2. Playboi Carti

Playboi Carti will soon be a rapper everyone knows thanks to making the XXL list, then going on Jimmy Kimmel live. Love it or hate it "Magnolia" is a undeniable hit, and it's been burning up the charts. He certainly is one of the most influential rappers at the moment and it is yet to be seen if he can parlay this early success into longevity in his career.

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1. Xxxtentacion

X is probably biggest rapper of the summer, he's been on fire ever since his release from jail. His breakout single has racked up an amazing 82 million views, also earning him a spot on XXL's list. Xxxtentacion is the most persistent of the group at the moment making a song almost every week. No rapper has built a buzz like his from behind bars, from his constant jabs at Drake to his boast of his talents, he had millions of #FREEX posts all over social media. When he came out uploaded a bunch of songs that garnered tons of views, he continues his meteoric rise to the top.


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