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The internet has a lot of feelings about XXL’s Freshman 2016 cover

The New Wave definitely brought out some mixed emotions

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XXL have released the cover of their ninth annual Freshman Class and naturally the onslaught of Twitter ensued. Common themes included a distaste for the lack of female representation, the general consensus that you either don’t understand why Lil Dicky is there or you think he’s the most worthy, and a lot of love for Anderson .Paak.

The Freshmen include Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, Township, Lil Dicky, Dave East, Carol City, Denzel Curry, Desiigner, G Herbo, and Lil Yachty.

The next six weeks will see XXL releasing a bunch of content from the class, including freestyles, cyphers, and some solo interviews as well as a few group ones so that fans can get to know the Freshman squad. The mag will be available on June 28, the same day as the XXL Freshman Show at New York City’s PlayStation Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale and available here, and in the meantime check out some of the Twitter highlights in the list below.


01. This tweet perfectly sums up the backlash

02. Favourites were made clear

03. A few people noticed the lack of female rappers

04. New lists coming out just make some of us feel old and out of touch

05. This is what we mean about Lil Dicky

06. Again with the Lil Dicky

07. All eyes on Metro Boomin

08. Others decided to 'fix' the list

09. Well, we use the word 'fix' loosely