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XXL UNVEILS 2020 FRESHMAN CLASS

XXL has unveiled their annual Freshman Class, honoring the hottest rising hip-hop stars. Previous stars to hold the honor include Future (2012), Travis Scott (2013), Lil Uzi Vert (2016), and Playboi Carti (2017), among many others. 

2020's class includes: Columbia's 24kGoldn, Polo G, Fivio Foreign and Lil Tjay; Alamo/Geffen/Interscope's Rod Wave; RCA's Calboy and Mulatto; and Warner's NLE Choppa and Chika

XXL noted in their reveal that the late Pop Smoke (Victor Victor/Republic) was the first star chosen in this year's class. 

Find the full capsule here

SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/17a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/17a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
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