In 2007, XXL Magazine came up with the concept for their XXL Freshman cover and it was a brilliant idea. Every XXL freshman cover salutes young up and coming artists whose careers are about to take off. While the first year featured some artists that had been in the game for a while, every cover since has highlighted artists that were just being introduced into the music industry.
Here we look at every XXL Freshman cover in a quick trip down memory lane. Get expert college homework help and enjoy the sweet memories.
5 Quick XXL Freshman Cover Facts:
1. August Alsina (2014) and YK Osiris (2019) are the only exclusive R&B singers to appear on the XXL cover.
2. Tink emerged as a rapper who could sing, when she began her career, cosigned by producer Timbaland. She has since focused predominantly on her singing.
3. First female rapper to appear on the cover was Iggy Azalea in 2012.
4. 2012 was the first year a fan vote was implemented to determine who would get the 10th spot on the XXL Freshman cover.
5. After 4 women made the cover in 2021, there have been 15 women total on the cover of the XXL Freshman covers
Click on the freshman year for more details on the artists…
Blueface, Comethazine, Tierra Whack, DaBaby, Lil Mosey, Roddy Rich, YBN Cordae, YK Osiris, Rico Nasty, Gunna and Megan The Stallion.
2020 XXL Freshman Cover
2020 XXL Freshman Class: NLE Choppa, Polo G, Chika, Baby Keem, Mulatto, Jack Harlow, Rod Wave, Lil Tjay, Calboy, Fivio Foreign, Lil Keed and 24kGoldn.
2021 XXL Freshman Class: Morray, Iann Dior, Lakeyah, DDG, 42 Dugg, Rubi Rose, Blxst, Pooh Shiesty, Toosii, Coi Leray and Flo Milli.
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