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Reviewing Who The Artist On XXL's 2020 Freshman Class Are


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Every year the hip hop community comes together to show pleasure and displeasure with the debut of the XXL Freshman Class. This list is based off of hype, street presence and sales of new artist in the rap world. The accuracy of this 2020 list is INSANE ! We'll break down each artist


Rod Wave St. Petersburg, Fla

Rod Wave has reinvented what it means to be a R&B artist. Mixing street stories with unique melodies and cadences I think it's safe to say Rod is here to stay. Check out his latest release "Girl Of My Dreams"


Mulatto Atlanta, GA

Mulatto debuted on TV as a child looking to obtain fame by winning Jermaine Dupri's "The Rap Game". Now she's a grown, liberated woman who can't stop making radio bangers. Check out her radio smash


Fivio Foriegn Brooklyn, NY

Is Brooklyn in the house ?? YES ! New York has created their own versions of drill music, leading the charge is Fivio Foreign who has found radio success almost instantly. Check out the record that changed the game for him "Big Drip"


Jack Harlow Louisville, K

Though it might feel like Jack Harlow is a overnight success this youngster has been releasing mixtapes since 2011. The hard work has paid off and now it's his time as Harlow has taken over the radio and the charts. Check out his smash "What's Poppin"


Polo G Chicago, IL

Word on the streets of Chicago is Polo G is the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg. Polo has the unique ability to bring listeners so far into his life it feels like your standing next to him in the scenario. Check out his breakout hit record "Pop Out"


NLE Choppa Memphis, TN

NLE Choppa is a walking ball of energy that was much needed in the game. After his initial hit some were left wondering if he was just a good freestyle rapper, but with the release of "Walk Em Down" he has proven to be a legit song writer. Check it out below


Lil Keed Atlanta, GA

Atlanta's best kept secret is YSL's hit maker Lil Keed. Keed exploded on to the scene with the hit "Fetish" and followed that up with his highest charting record "Nameless". Check out out "Fetish"


Lil T'Jay South Bronx, NY

Now you know a song is hot when it produces two ppl on the freshman list. Lil T'Jay got his start by being the feature on Polo G's "Pop Out". Since then T'Jay has become the go to guy for features in the industry. Check out his hit "F.N."


Calboy Chicago, IL

One time for Chicago's south burbs ! Calboy exploded on to the scene with his smash "Envy Me" in 2019 displaying his ability to spit melodic raps. "Envy Me" charted as high as 31 on the Hot 100 Billboard Charts! Check it out


24K Goldn

Now honestly I'm not familiar with 24K Goldn's music but I looked him up after the announcement of the XXL 2020 Freshman Class and his numbers were staggering. Music wise I'm in the middle, doesn't really have the base of the south but doesn't have the West Coast sound though the artist is from Cali. Definitely a unique sound and he's officially Certified PLATINUM so Get your MONEY ! Check out "Valentino" which charted as high as 92 on the Billboard Charts.


CHIKA Montgomery, AL

Another artist we weren't to familiar with is Chika but of course we went and checked her out. Chika gives of Chance the Rapper vibes mixing Rap and R&B over gospel style beats. Check out Chika her song "Can't Explain It"


Baby Keem Carson, Cali

We actually have heard Baby Keem's music but never knew the rapper's name or what the mc what looked like. This Cali native's song "Orange Soda" was a club banger and is over 13 Million views. Does Baby Keem have another banger in him ??? Check out his video


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