Top 10 XXL Freshman

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The Top Ten

1 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 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 ...read more.

I love logic, but YSIV, supermarket, and Coadm were so ass

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

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2 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.
3 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.

Should be higher bruh

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.

4 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. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.
5 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Chance always deserved to be on this list...before the big day

6 Yelawolf Yelawolf Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known as Yelawolf, is an American rapper from Gadsden, Alabama. In his early years, Yelawolf released his first independent album "Creek Water', which was released in 2005. During 2005 to 2010, he released one extended play (EP) and four mixtapes. ...read more.
7 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.
8 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

9 Schoolboy Q Schoolboy Q Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q, is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California.

Talented dude, should be higher

10 Lil Dicky Lil Dicky David Andrew Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an American rapper and comedian.

The Contenders

11 B.o.B B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.
12 J.I.D J.I.D
13 Angel Haze Angel Haze
14 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.
15 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

Fans voted him on the list which resulted him getting 10th place, enough said. - Vegeta40049

Most versatile rapper on this list. - OnMyBlockFan

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 Denzel Curry Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Carol City, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016.
18 Nipsey Hussle Nipsey Hussle
19 Ab-Soul Ab-Soul Herbert Anthony Stevens IV, better known by his stage name Ab-Soul, is an American rapper from Carson, California.
20 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.
21 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was born on September 8, 1987.
22 Danny Brown Danny Brown
23 Boosie Badazz Boosie Badazz
24 Dizzy Wright Dizzy Wright La'Reonte Wright is an American rapper better known by his stage name Dizzy Wright. In December 2011, Wright signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record label Funk Volume.
25 KYLE

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

26 21 Savage 21 Savage Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper. He received attention for projects such as Free Guwop (2015) as well as Savage Mode (2016, with Metro Boomin) before going on to release his debut album, Issa Album (2017). He is best ...read more.
27 Lil Pump Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (Known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following ...read more.
28 Ski Mask the Slump God Ski Mask the Slump God
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