Taking a look at the potential artists for 2016 XXL freshmen 10th spot…& Chicago is heavily represented.
It all started back in 2007 with XXL’s “Leaders of the New School” issue, in which hip-hop’s next big superstars were named. Each year since, excluding 2008, up-and-coming artists have looked forward to snagging a spot on the cover.
Over the years, there have only been 7 Chicagoans to land a spot in the freshmen class: Tink, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Lil Bibby, and Lupe Fiasco. Hopefully, this year we’ll be able to add another native to that list.
This year, there are a total of 10 potential candidates from Chicago, which is about 10% of the overall candidates.
Take a look at the list of the artists reppin’ Chicago below, and make sure you cast your vote before it’s too late. Click HERE to vote.