Hip hop institution XXL has revealed their always highly anticipated 2015 Freshman Class issue. This year’s new wave of hip-hop lineup includes 10 up-and-coming rappers who are destined for great things. This year’s class consists of Fetty Wap, K Camp, OG Maco, Raury, Shy Glizzy, Vince Staples, GoldLink, DeJ Loaf, Tink and G-Unit’s Kidd Kidd who secured the fan-voted 10th spot.
The process of selecting the list took over eight months and culminated a day-long event, including a series of interviews, photoshoots, freestyles, and cyphers hosted by DJ Drama. The entire XXL freshman class will be performing live at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on June 30 and at L.A.’s Club Nokia on July 13.
The issue hits newsstands June 30, but in the meantime go behind the scenes of the cover shoot with the video below.