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It’s that time again.

XXL has announced their 2014 Freshmen Class and accompanying cover, featuring twelve artists who are poised to hit the big time.

This year, XXL is including not only hip-hop artists, but R&B crooners as well. So without further ado, the 2014 Freshmen Class, aka “The Dirty Dozen,” is as follows:

  • Chance the Rapper
  • Isaiah Rashad
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Rich Homie Quan
  • Vic Mensa
  • August Alsina
  • Troy Ave
  • Kevin Gates
  • Lil Bibby
  • Jon Connor
  • Lil Durk
  • And the 10 spot winner and the People’s Champ, Jarren Benton.

According to XXL:

The XXL staff was on hand to exclusively reveal the XXL Freshmen 2014 cover on BET’s 106 & Park Monday evening (May 5). Starting next week and running till June, we’ll be rolling out profiles, interviews, roundtables, and our world famous cyphers and freestyles with this year’s fine crop of talent. Plus there are a few more surprises that we’ll keep close to the vest for now.

So now that you’ve got the list, sound off. What do you think of the XXL Freshmen Class? Good picks or lame selection?


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