It’s HERE !
The cover everyone was anxiously waiting for has arrived. I honestly don’t know why OJ is on there. Call me a hater, but out of all the rappers out there OJ….well, doesn’t belong there at all.
Judge for yourself.
The new breed of hustlers includes: Roc Nation’s first signee J. Cole, gangsta rap up-and-comerNipsey Hu$$le, newly-minted Asylum lyricist Pill, 1017 Brick Squad member OJ Da Juiceman, indie-sensation Wiz Khalifa, G.O.O.D. Music’s own Big Sean, underground favorite Fashawn, Gary, Indiana rep Freddie Gibbs, West Coast phenom Jay Rock and the latest addition to the Atlantic roster,Donnis.
In addition to the special issue, XXL will also be dropping an exclusive DJ Whoo Kid mixtape next Monday (March 8)—available for free on XXLMag.com, radioplanet.tv and thisis50.com—that will feature new music from all 10 of the cover stars. Whoo Kid will also be playing select cuts from the tape while the artists call in to his show this coming Saturday (March 6) on Sirius/Shade45.
Keep an out for behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot and interviews with all the Freshmen on mtv.com/news, MTV2’s Sucker Free and here at XXLMag.com. More info to come soon on the XXL10 Freshmen for ’10 concert later this month in New York City. (You’ll also be able to win tickets to the show here.)
XXL’s April issue is on sale March 16 and includes the Freshmen producers, hip-hop soul artists and hip-hop duos/groups, also an in-depth look on what it’s like to be a new rapper today, a special recap of last year’s Freshmen class and an Eye Candy that’ll make you say ahh.
Shout out to XXL.com
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