XXL has unveiled their annual Freshman Class, and the selections have disappointed many fans. While some are complaining about the overall quality of the list, others are frustrated by the snubbing of certain artists.
The 2018 Freshman Class is comprised of Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral and Trippie Redd. Lil Skies was awarded the 10th spot but refused to attend the cover shoot.
Fans have been voicing their complaints on social media about which artists got snubbed from the 2018 list. Everyone from controversial figures, such as Tekashi 6ix9ine and Tay-K, to critically acclaimed MCs, such as IDK and Smino, have been championed by Twitter users as deserving spots in the Freshman Class.
Check out some of the reactions to the snubs below.
Holy shit @XXL . How tf can u not have Tekashi on this year but a buncha guys tryna b where he at n dude only came out October .. smh
— Armin Caps (@ArminCaps) June 12, 2018
How tf did young boy did not make the xxl freshman cover list smh 🤦🏼♂️
— Geovany Gallardo 🤘🏽 (@phenomivl_kid) June 12, 2018
im kinda mad tayk aint make XXL freshman 2018, shits rigged
— Cris ☁️ (@CrisPerez0228) June 12, 2018
@XXL line up is trash this year so i thought it should be fixed it so i decided to add @BhadBhabie @THESLUMPGOD @BlocBoy_JB @xxxtentacion @lilpump @trippieredd @tayk @_FatNick congrats you’ve made it to my XXL freshman lineup💀
— madz (@maddawgg65) June 12, 2018
@lilbaby4PF didn't make the list yeuhh, XXL Freshman list is R.I.P
— DaYYZ ⚰️ (@DxYYZ) June 12, 2018
That XXL list weak they really snubbed Famous Dex for the third year in a row I’m disappointed
— ? (@IsaiahHardin_) June 12, 2018
Tbh @smino shoulda been on there as well..but thats just me #xxlfreshmen
— Uncle Mel (@demelmichael) June 12, 2018
Damn fool a Drake Stimulus Package gets you a XXL Cover I see. Blocboy did not deserve that and they snubbed my nigga IDK once again come on son 🤦🏾♂️
— bryce 💎 (@tokyoblk) June 12, 2018
Meet the 2018 XXL Freshman Class! 🏆⭐🔥
Congratulations @theslumpgod, @lilpump, @smokepurpp, @jidsv, @stefflondon, @blocboy_jb, @ybnnahmir, @wifisfuneral and @trippieredd! 🎉https://t.co/rWa1nMHkrn
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) June 12, 2018
The XXL Freshman list is pretty good overall but the one big snub was most definitely @richbrian #xxl #snubbed #richbrian
— Jacob Harder (@jharder218) June 12, 2018