Looks like someone got their hands on XXL Magazine’s annual list of up and coming artists a bit early.
Earlier today, an image of what seems to be the 2016 list of XXL’s Freshman Class, a list of hip-hop artists who the magazine believe best represent the current state of the game, began circulating on social media, containing names such as Lil Dicky, Lil Uzi Vert, Bryson Tiller, Roy Woods, and Desiigner. Lists of previous years have held names such as Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, and Future, all of which have rose to prominence within the rap scene, indicating that those who make it on the list could have the potential to leave a serious mark on rap. That being said, if this list is real, it definitely does not disappoint. You can check out what could be this year’s heavy hitters below.