XXL Editors Explain 2016 Freshman Class

The anticipated XXL Freshman Class of 2016 finally debuted this week, so the team stopped by The Breakfast Club morning show to talk about the mag's picks.

XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten and editor Miranda Johnson appeared on the show, discussing the 2016 class -- which includes Oxnard, CA's Anderson .Paak; Atlanta's 21 Savage; Pompano Beach, FL's Kodak Black; Philadelphia's Lil Uzi Vert; Cheltenham Township, PA's Lil Dicky; Harlem's Dave East; Carol City, FL's Denzel Curry; Brooklyn's Desiigner; Chicago's G Herbo; and the 10th Spot winner, ATL's Lil Yachty.

Why did each artist make it? Why did others not make the cut? The pair explain why.