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.