Recently the 2017 XXL freshman list was released and it has caused the biggest controversy I’ve seen in the music world that I’ve seen in a while.
The lineup included Kamaiyah,Playboi Carti, A Boogie wit Da Hoodie, PNB Rock, Kap G, Ugly God,Madeintoyo, Aminé, XXXtentacion, and Kyle. What do I think about this list? I think it’s about 75% trash. The only three artist I see that are worthy of being on the cover are Kamaiyah, Carti and PNB Rock. Why? Because these are the only artist I’ve seen that are making consistent music with a different musicality to it. These are the only three artist that I see that are taking music in the right direction. Who would I add? SZA off top because just like PNB rock she’s taking music in a complete different direction in a positive way. I would also add Isaiah Rashad because The Suns Tirade was an excellent move on his part. I also believe that DRAM, Young M.A., Post Malone, NoName, Smino, Sampha and 6black. These are all artist who’s careers have started to become more prominent in 2016 and I feel that they will all flourish throughout 2017. So what do you think about the XXL 2017 list? Big name artist? Or a complete joke?