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The XXL 2012 Freshman Class

XXL Freshmen Cover

xxl freshmen cover e1330450966566 The XXL 2012 Freshman Class

XXL released their Freshmen 2012 lineup todau, and the internets are ablaze with talk of who got snubbed, what picks were correct and all of that.  XXL does a good job of mixing up the picks so that some are unfuckwitable, others are questionable, some are underdogs well-deserving, and the rest get that, ‘, I can see that. I can see that.’  This year, dark horses Macklemore and Danny Brown rep for the underdogs, French Montana and Machine Gun Kelly rock the sure bets, Kid Ink and Don Trip are in the “interesting…” column, and the rest fall where they may.  That’s what I think XXL is going for, and they serve us well giving us something to talk about and discuss.

The note-able absentees to me are Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Jon Connor, and Stalley.  Also, Casey Veggies, Rockie Fresh, and a slew of others made strong arguments.  Hit us with your thoughts in the comment section, or via facebook and twitter.


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Alexander Fruchter (DJ RTC) is a lifelong hip-hop head, writer, DJ, & former EIC of Ruby Hornet. He currently works at the indie label & management firm, Closed Sessions, and teaches music business & marketing at Columbia College.



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