from Ye’ Tudda and Mos Def
XXL magazine’s annual Freshmen cover always generates some controversy and discussion. The big argument with this year’s freshmen crop is that Yelawolf is now featured on two consecutive cover stories. Isn’t this is what pop culture does with their artists tho’? Cramming them down your throat whether you fux with them or not.
XXL magazine has officially become the Tiger Beat magazine for the Hip-Hop set. Shaun Cassidy was mentioned or pictured on almost every cover of that rag for several years.
The real question I have is how good is XXL at supporting the artists they say have next? Some of these freshmen end up being dropouts (no KanYe Tudda). Like I mean dropping out of the scene altogether. When is the last time you heard mention of Ace Hood?
I figured we could take a quick look at XXL’s past freshmen and review their GPA to see if these dudes are still taking ’em to school or have they been left back.
Freshmen class of 2008
|Joell Ortiz – One of the anchors of rap supergroup SlaughterHouse with two(2) albums completed. Joell Ortiz leads the future wave of NYC emcees
Freshmen class of 2009
|Kid Cudi – Holding KanYe’s best weed has helped him make that spaceship music
Freshmen class of 2010
|J Cole – So much potential but does he have the work ethic?
Freshmen class of 2011
|Lil’ B – His movement is already XXXXXXXXL without even being on this rag’s cover. XXL needs him to still be legitimate to a youth dominated demographic
My brother WIGGZ is a lifestyler extraordinaire. He created the website Show Ya’ LO and he travels far and wide to preach the gospel of the lifestyle.
WIGGZ fell thru the other day for one of our SFU drops featuring New Balances because he thought we might have had our wires crossed on the style number of the NB hiking boot. We love the NBs here at DP.com and we love that New Balance has retro’d their heritage styles.
Here are some images of the OG NB hiker which just went for $51 ($36 bid + $15 S/H) on the eBay system. That was a steal. I hope that WIGGZ was the winning bidder. These joints are boss. And peep the official Vibram soles. New Balance was nothing to fux with back in the day.