I know what you are saying right now.... "What the hell is XXL thinking?" Yes! Me too. Since I was a youngin' I believe there were only few magazines that celebrated hip-hop to it's capacity and XXL was surely one of them. I do not agree with majority of the starring cast on this cover. How are they selecting artist? What are the qualifications? For as long as I been writing for November's Child everyone who follows us (Thank You) knows I'm no hater. The very first thought that came to mind when I seen the cover was that there must be some type of payola for press or that labels are simply paying magazines with notoriety for features. Lil B, are you fucking kidding? last time I recall it said "Freshman of Hip-Hop". Alot of supporters of his music say its "entertaining" but the question I pose is, is it Rap/hip-hop?
Lil Twist is so irrelevant beyond measure. He is a 19 year old rapper who is marketed to 10 year old kids, who still don't know him. I understand he has one of the biggest engines behind him but what work has he done that has set him to a standard of promising. Meek Milli has had no soundwave success until his signing to Maybach Music Group which was less than a month ago which means you can make it as a XXL freshman in 3 weeks before press. I am not going to get into the careers of the rest of them but the only guys I endorse on this cover is... Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, Diggy, Mac Miller and a drop of Freddy. The rest in my predictions have to pull their weight up. On a side note Stalley definitely deserved a spot before most of those guys.