xxl announce hip hop’s new gen

Fetty Wap, Dej Loaf, Tink and Raury are among the magazine’s esteemed 2015 Freshman Class.

by i-D Staff
04 June 2015, 3:10pm

Every year hip hop magazine XXL announces a class of newcomers who they think are ready to blow up in a far bigger way, and this time round the new wave includes i-D favourites Dej Loaf, Tink, GoldLink and Raury. The magazine admitted that "this year's selection process was an especially tough one", except for the 10th spot, which was public-voted and went to Kidd Kidd. All ten of the freshmen will be performing on both the East and West coast, hitting New York City's Best Buy Theater on 30th June and Los Angeles's Nokia Theater on 13th July. Check the full list of hip hop's future below.

2015 XXL Freshman Class

DeJ Loaf

Fetty Wap


K Camp

OG Maco


Shy Glizzy


Vince Staples

Kidd Kidd