Go Behind The Scenes Of The 2015 XXL Freshman Class

XXL_CV_6_2.indd Today XXL revealed the freshman class cover for 2015. This year’s lineup includes 10 up-and-coming rappers who the magazine hails as “the new wave of hip-hop.” Fetty Wap, K Camp, OG Maco, Raury, Shy Glizzy, Vince Staples, GoldLink, DeJ Loaf and Tink. Taking the 10th spot on this year’s cover, fan-voted, is G-Unit’s Kidd Kidd. Overall, this years cover is colorful both in style and sound. Vanessa Stanten, XXL’s editor-in-chief, takes us behind the scenes of what it takes to put together the prestigious issue. After choosing the top 10, each rapper goes through a 12-hour day consisting of cyphers, freestyles, interviews and various photoshoots. “Most rappers tell us this is the longest day they’ve had,” she explains. The behind the scenes footage for the shoot is very interesting! If you look at the previous XXL freshman class covers, you’ll notice while some rappers, such as Big Sean, J Cole and Kendrick Lamar, grow making an overall impact on hip-hop culture, others, such as Trinidad James and Lil Twist, fall short, making their freshman year one of the biggest of their career! What do you think of this year’s cover? Who will rise and who will fall short? Check out the behind the scenes footage of the shoot and previous XXL magazine covers below!

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