Meet the 2017 XXL Freshman Class: Generation Next

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You can look forward to getting to know each artist

The time has come once again for XXL to reveal the newest members of the XXL Freshman Class.¬†This one will be particularly¬†special since it¬†marks the 10th anniversary of the Freshman franchise. With the first issue launching in 2007, the¬†franchise has exploded into popularity throughout the last¬†decade. While the players may change, the processes for¬†selecting the members haven’t, and the¬†search for the candidates includes an extensive process of interviewing¬†rappers, industry influencers, and hip-hop heads to gather¬†info about who’s who among rising rap stars.¬†Once this is completed, the staff over at¬†XXL then¬†battle amongst themselves for whose name should actually make the list.

Even though the process itself may be tried and true, it never goes down without differing opinions on who actually¬†deserves to make the cut. It may even cause contention within the hip-hop community. Such reactions can be seen in the candid and emotional reaction of Chicago rapper,¬†Famous Dex’s recent Snapchat video.¬†Nevertheless, we’ve got the inside scoop on the chosen ones here.

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Check out who made the cut!