Here’s the cover that’s going to have everyone in a uproar, XXL Magazine have officially released their long awaited Freshman Class of 2014 cover and list. This seventh anniversary gives us a dozen artists, 10 rappers and 2 R&B artists.
The cover features 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 People’s Champ, Jarren Benton.
I actually agree with basically everyone on the list, last year was a big explosion of new talent, I feel Jon Conner was long overdue and they drop the ball with a few others. I feel K. Camp should have been on this cover, apart from Rich Homie Quan, Camp owned the ATL scene with bangers and features as well, and hasn’t had a miss yet. That’s really my only gripe with this cover.
I don’t like Young Thug but he had a big year in 2013, but they did mention below that offered him the cover but he never showed up for the shoot.
After fans got a chance to analyze and vent their opinions on the list, XXL staff members Miranda Johnson and Vanessa Satten stopped by “The World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show”, The Breakfast Club to discuss the cover.
Peep the video below.