MAGAZINE: XXL x 10 Freshmen for ’10

XXL Magazine is featuring it’s top 10 MCs of the new Year. While the line-up may be disputable, you must give credit to them gathering a pretty decent set of rappers. Know them all? Haven’t heard a few of them ever in your life? Take the jump & find out names and more details on the spread.

The line-up includes:



Nipsey Hu$$le

Wiz Khalifa


OJ Da Juiceman

Freddie Gibbs

Big Sean

Jay Rock



The new breed of hustlers includes: Roc Nation’s first signee J. Cole, gangsta rap up-and-comer Nipsey 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, and— featuring new music from all ten of the cover stars. Whoo Kid will also be playing select cuts from the tape while the artists call into 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, MTV2’s Sucker Free and here at More info to come soon on the XXL 10 Freshmen for ’10 concert later this month in New York City. (You’ll also be able to win tickets to the show here.) – XXL

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