Top 10 XXL Freshman


The Top Ten

1 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily become the most successful more.

This is so deserved. Logic has made an effort to reach out to every person no matter what race, religion, color, creed, or sexual orientation they belong to. If he is ever kicked off this #1 spot the rap game will have lost. Kendrick is the better rapper, but Logic has what Kendrick doesn't, a personal relationship with every single fan that listens to his music. I've never felt better than when I'm listening to Logic. Even if it's watching his gaming channel or anything of that nature, you just feel like he's your friend and you've known him for years. Just a great guy man.

Best rapper in the game. Its close between him and Kendrick but I believe Logic has a slightly better catalogue. His best albums are: Under Pressure, Young SInatra: Welcome to forever, and The Incredible True Story. Not to mention other good projects: Bobby Tarantino, Young Sinatra: Undeniable and Everybody. - m18230

Where he belongs at the moment at #1

He's hella underrated

2 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

The best rapper today, of course he'd be #1

Best track record out of any XXL Freshman ever. Overly Dedicated, Section.80 (Gold), Good Kid M.A.A.D City (Platinum), To Pimp a Butterfly (Platinum), Untitled Unmastered, and DAMN (Platinum). Quite the resume and he is still going! 29 Years old... He will be one of the best ever when it is all said and done. He doesn't just rap, he tells a story. The definition of a true artist.

3 J. Cole J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
4 Schoolboy Q
5 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper
6 Kevin Gates Kevin Gates Kevin Jerome Gilyard, better known by his stage name Kevin Gates, is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
7 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.
8 Yelawolf Yelawolf Michael Wayne Atha, better known as Yelawolf, is an American hip hop recording artist from Gadsden, Alabama.
9 Lil Dicky Lil Dicky David Andrew Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an American rapper and comedian.
10 Angel Haze Angel Haze

The Contenders

11 Ab-Soul Ab-Soul Herbert Anthony Stevens IV, better known by his stage name Ab-Soul, is an American rapper from Carson, California.
12 Kid Cudi Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
13 Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly Colson Baker, better known by his stage names MGK and Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor, from Cleveland, Ohio.
14 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor.
15 Danny Brown
16 Lil B Lil B Brandon Christopher McCartney, professionally known as Lil B and often known as The BasedGod, is an American rapper, record producer, author, activist and motivational speaker from Berkeley, California. He is often regarded as the pioneer of cloud rap.
17 Boosie Badazz Boosie Badazz
18 Dizzy Wright Dizzy Wright

Really fun, always cheers me up. Smyle is an amazing project. He's also a really relatable down to earth guy. - Killerdrummer

20 Joey Bada$$ Joey Bada$$ Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.

The 2nd Best out there after Kendrick

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1. Logic
2. Kendrick Lamar
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