2012 XXL Freshmen, vote for your Freshman | Music News

For the fifth year running Hip Hop magazine XXL will select a group of emcees they feel will be a Hip Hop force to reckon with in years to come. In the past XXL have hit the nail on the head selecting such emcees as Lupe Fiasco, J.Cole, Freddie Gibbs, Big Sean, Joell Ortiz, Wale, B.o.B and Kid Cudi. However, without naming names they have also selected a few duds whom to this day have yet to live up to their once great expectations.

Every year since its inception XXL would receive plaudits and backlash from many established heads in the industry. Having missed out on the possible selection of such emcees as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Vado the New York based publication have decided to change things up a little this year by giving their readers the power to select one of the ten emcees that will make up their final 2012 XXL Freshmen list.

After consulting many industry heads, real hip-hop dons and a ton of other emcees, the publication have complied a list of 50 of the most mentioned rhyme spitters for the 10th slot a.k.a The People’s Choice. Below is the list of names and the link to place your vote. **Rubs hands in anticipation**

Cast your vote for the 10th 2012 XXL Freshman HERE

Action Bronson
Alley Boy
A$AP Rocky
Black Cobain
Bobby Brackins
brandUN DeShay
Casey Veggies
Chevy Woods
Chip tha Ripper
Chris Webby

Danny Brown
Dee-1
Don Trip
Earl Sweatshirt
Emilio Rojas
Erk tha Jerk
French Montana
Future
Hopsin

Iggy Azalea
Jon Connor
Kid Ink
Kirko Bangz
Kreayshawn
Laws
Los
Macklemore
Mann
Marcus Manchild

Machine Gun Kelly
Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
MullyMan
Neako
Outasight
Phil Adé
Playboy Tre
Reek Da Villian
Rockie Fresh
Roscoe Dash

Sam Adams
ScHoolboy Q
Slim the Mobster
Smoke DZA
Stalley
Starlito
STS
The Kid Daytona
Trouble
V-Nasty
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