XXL’s 2011 Freshman Class: Cover Love

It’s here! Every year, our friends over at XXL Mag present their “Freshman Class,” aka their predictions on which new hip-hop artists to check for this year. Every cover spurns debate but overall they’ve been pretty consistent. We definitely can’t be mad since we’ve been rocking with K.R.I.T. for a minute now and Cyhi, Yelawolf, Mac Miller and (yes) even Diggy get iTunes spins in Parlour land. Hell, we’re Bay babies so we even welcome Lil B. But really? Where’s Stalley?

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