Is This What’s Fresh?

Future, Kid Ink, Danny Brown, French Montana, Roscoe Dash, Macklemore, Don Trip, Machine Gun Kelly, Hopsin and Iggy Azalea

I certainly can’t be mad at the nods to Danny Brown and Roscoe Dash who are both young verterans already in the rap game, but the annual list by XXL mag reminds me of how little I know when it comes to the rappy music. Maybe next year we’ll see Action Bronson, Maffew Ragazino, Meyhem Lauren, Troy Ave or Mr. M’F’N eXquire on the freshmen list?

In any case I should salute all these white people making rap music now and remind any young Black or brown kids I encounter not to do the rap music anymore. Their time, like mine, has passed them by.


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8 Responses to “Is This What’s Fresh?”

  1. Fuck a Hoe says:

    Shit, Dom Kennedy should been on the cover….

  2. These “Freshmen of the Year” covers have become like American Idol. Discussed for a few, makes a little media noise, but nothing career building. Props to all those cats that DIDN’T make the cover than Dallas mentioned. It will work out better for you in the long run.

  3. pmac says:

    white guy way in the back looks like axl rose back in the 80tys. whose the white chick and how much interscope pay to put her there. bring back the white rapper show search.

  4. Krashone says:

    Passed by like the pharcyde!

  5. Tone Riggz says:

    Danny Brown & Macklemore are both dope but they’ve been around for years, I wouldn’t call them Freshmen…I heard that Action declined the cover, not sure if that’s true but either way he should’ve been on this…Iggy is garbage…If they’re going to put a wack female rapper on the cover, at the very least put a dope female rapper in there as well like Nitty Scott- she can rhyme, she’s pretty, she’s a legit freshman, she was in that BET cypher, she was perfect for this shit…

  6. Yo Dallas,
    since you brought it up i would like to know what’s your opinion on all the white rappers that are out now. Would you say they bringin’/saving real rap? I’m think ’bout folks like Action, Yelawolf (who had DJ Kool Herc in his video), Apathy, Vinnie Paz, ILL Bill, Statik Selektah, Alchemist, B. White (and the rest of the 58’s), RA the Rugged Man etc.

    It seems to me they appreciate the music more than black rappers do nowadays. What u think?

  7. Fosterakahunter says:

    n any case I should salute all these white people making rap music now and remind any young Black or brown kids I encounter not to do the rap music anymore. Their time, like mine, has passed them by.
    Hell, naw.
    Apathy? Paz? You must be joking.

  8. Smear says:

    Aside From Danny and that DonTrip dude… this cover makes no sense. DannyBrown should just had it to himself. I could give that Iggy azalea chick a pass cos she can actually rap (tho most her ish is somewhat like NickiMinaj BS) but more importantly is hot as fuck…and Aussie, lol)

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