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For rising Hip Hop & R&B artists, this is one of the most critical times of the year. Today is official the day that voting begins to be included as a 2015 XXL Magazine Freshmen.
Throughout the years, the previous XXL Freshmen who were featured, careers accelerated even faster & further from the exposure gained from being on the cover of the magazine as the next breakthrough artist in Hip Hop. Just last year, 2014 XXL Freshmen included artists such as Chance The Rapper, Rich Homie Quan, Isaiah Rashad, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Durk, Kevin Gates, Troy Ave, Vic Mensa, Lil Bibby, Jon Connor and August Alsina, which they all demonstrated and is still to this day demonstrating why they earned their spots on the 2014 XXL Freshmen cover.
Now it’s a new year and a lot more artists are ready to prove that they too deserve a spot on the 2015 XXL Freshmen cover. When we say this selection is getting tougher & tougher, we absolutely mean it! There are a ton of artists to choose from and many of us have already heard hits from a few of the artists nominated such as Bobby Shmurda, Casey Veggies, Dej Loaf, Dreezy, Earlly Mac, Eric Bellinger, Fat Trel, Johnny May Cash, Fetty Wap, ILOVEMAKONNEN, K Camp, Kidd Kidd, King Los, Lil Herb, O.T. Genasis, PartyNextDoor, Rich The Kid, Rowdy Rebel, Shy Glizzy, Snootie Wild, Spenzo, Tink, Vince Staples, Young Dolph, Young Scooter, & so many more. The list literally goes on & on.
For more information, to watch pitches & even vote, go to www.xxl.com. Also, use the hashtag #XXLFreshmen & follow XXL on ALL social media platforms.
Like the saying goes, “if you don’t vote, you can’t complain”.