XXL have released the cover of their ninth annual Freshman Class and naturally the onslaught of Twitter ensued. Common themes included a distaste for the lack of female representation, the general consensus that you either don’t understand why Lil Dicky is there or you think he’s the most worthy, and a lot of love for Anderson .Paak.
The Freshmen include Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, Township, Lil Dicky, Dave East, Carol City, Denzel Curry, Desiigner, G Herbo, and Lil Yachty.
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) June 13, 2016
The next six weeks will see XXL releasing a bunch of content from the class, including freestyles, cyphers, and some solo interviews as well as a few group ones so that fans can get to know the Freshman squad. The mag will be available on June 28, the same day as the XXL Freshman Show at New York City’s PlayStation Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale and available here, and in the meantime check out some of the Twitter highlights in the list below.