Every year, XXL doesn't a special issue dedicated the the "freshman" in the world of Hip Hop. This year, the magazine is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the special edition by celebrating what they call Generation Next.
This year’s Freshman Class includes the Bay Area’s Kamaiyah, The Bronx’s A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Philadelphia’s PnB Rock, Tokyo representer Madeintyo, Atlanta’s Playboi Carti, Portland’s Aminé, Atlanta’s Kap G, Ventura, Calif.’s Kyle; Houston’s Ugly God and 10th Spot winner XXXTentacion.
For the next 30 days, XXL will bring out content from all of the members of the freshman class. This will include freestyles, cyphers and solo interviews. This is so fans can get to know each artist.
The actual Freshman issue of XXL magazine will hit stands on July 4. Before then, fans can see all 10 artists hit the stage to perform for the XXL Freshman show at New York City’s PlayStation Theater on Wed., June 28. The Los Angeles XXL Freshman show will take place on Wed., July 12 at The Novo.