Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:
(AllHipHop News) One of the most anticipated and debated Hip-Hop magazine covers every year is XXL’s Freshman Class edition. The issue’s purpose is to highlight ten rising rap stars that have created substantial buzz over the previous twelve months.
Like with any subjective list there is the possibility that people will question why a certain artist was selected or omitted, and since it’s inception the Freshman Class cover is no exception.
Last year Azealia Banks was left off the cover and she took issue with fellow femcee Iggy Azalea being chosen saying that Iggy’s “runaway slave master” reference in one of her lyrics should have prevented her from appearing on the magazine.
Underground Kansas rapper XV take shots at the publication for what he felt was a snub from the 2010 issue.
Then there is the fact that Drake and Nicki Minaj, two of the biggest stars in…
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