For the past nine years, XXL Magazine has put out what they’ve called “The Freshman Class,” where they highlight the next ten up-and-coming rappers and hip-hop artists. The magazine pumps their viewers with freestyle content, exclusive interviews, and the most contented part – the public arguing about who should or shouldn’t be there.

Notable XXL alumni have included: Kid Cudi, Curren$y, Wale, B.oB., Cory Gunz, Blu, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Freddie Gibbs, Big Sean, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi the Prince, Yelawolf, Mac Miller, YG, Lil B, Future, Iggy Azalea, French Montana, Macklemore, Hopsin, Roscoe Dash, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$, Logic, Action Bronson, Travi$ Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, Kevin Gates, Rich Homie Quan, Vic Mensa, Vince Staples, Fetty Wap, OG Maco, Tink, GoldLink, Chance the Rapper, and Danny Brown.

This year, XXL has given 2016 to Lil Yachty, Desiigner, Dave East, Denzel Curry, G Herbo, Lil Uzi Vert, Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, and Kodak Black.

#1 | Anderson .Paak

#2 | Lil Dicky

#3 | Rapsody

#4 | Domo Genesis

#5 | Noname

#6 | D.R.A.M.

#7 | Dave East

#8 | A-F-R-O

#9 | Mick Jenkins

#10 | Casey Veggies