Recent XXL dropped several rappers pitches for why they should be in this years freshman class and I must say there is some real potential so far. As a person that loves rap I figured that I would put in my two cents and tell who I think should make the cut.

1) Montana of 300

His music does all the talking. 

2) Robb Bank$
Robb Bank$ is coming off of a good 2016 a year in which he dropped his album C2: Death of my teenage and his album Year of the Savage dropped in 2014 and was pure fire.

3) Madeintyo
Mr. Tokyo himself has managed to get considered for the list and he definetly has my vote to make the list. His album Thank You Mr. Tokyo was one of the better albums I heard last year, his voice definitely sets him apart from some of the other artist.

4) Cousin Stizz
One of the more underrated artist on this list Cousin Stizz has bars and a great flow on mostbof his tracks.

5Jazz Cartier: Another rapper from the 6, Jazz (aka Jacuzzi) is a very talented artist who can rap and do R&B like Drake.

6) Maxo Kream
One of the better rappers from Houston he has a unique voice that gets your attention. 

This man might be the next J Cole, he has bars and his raps are somewhat conscious.

8)Famous Dex

Dex easily has the most hype around him compared to any of the artist, his unique and somewhat weird style sets him apart from the other rappers on this list.

9)Young M.A
Hands down the best female rapper Young M.A has bars for days and has a great flow. Her wordplay is also stellar. Not to mention she can do turn up songs and spit some real shit.

10) Joyner Lucas
If ShaqIsDope is the next J Cole then Joyner Lucas just might be the next Kendrick Lamar. His songs are rather laid back and aren’t made to turn up to but rather relax to.

Sadly only 10 artist can make the cut and it was pretty tough for me to decide who I really want to make the cut so I figured I may as well throw in some honorable mentions and they are

  • Hoodrich Pablo Juan
  • Rich The Kid
  • Cory Finesse
  • Ugly God
  • Kap G
  • Larry June
  • Lud Foe
  • Nav
  • PNB Rock
  • Pouya
  • Rico Recklezz
  • YFN Lucci

When they reveal the freshman class you’d best bet that I’m gonna give my opinions on them. If you wanna get a heads up on when that’s gonna drop then follow the site on twitter @TheAnikatsuki.