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‘XXL Magazine’ Unveils Freshman 2012 Cover


XXL Magazine revealed its much anticipated Freshman 2012 cover today. Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Future, Roscoe Dash, Hopsin, Macklemore, Don Trip, Iggy Azalea and French Montana made the cut for the special issue’s 5th anniversary.

Although earning a spot on the cover doesn’t guarantee runaway success (ask Lil B or OJ Da Juiceman), it can foretell of greater glory to come. J. Cole, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar are just some of the more recent, successful alumni. Off first look, A$AP Rock is blatantly missing, but that was his own doing.

And yes, French Montana is rocking a bear  on his head. Don’t tell PETA. Cover below, let the slander begin.


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Photo: XXL

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  • hellyeah

    It’s about time Hopsin, MGK, and Macklemore get known

  • Omgitsjucee

    i love Machine Gun Kelly 🙂 that is all

  • The fact that neither Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, ASAP (different situation, but still), Childish Gambino, XV, the Homeboy Sandman, or Soul Khan are on here should show you the ‘angle’ XXL was going with. Its not about who’s the best up-and-coming underground artists. Its who has the right co-signs, and who has that mainstream radio capability. Its all politics. Shouts to Danny Brown, Macklemore, and Hopsin though. 
    Kind of meh on MGK. He has potential though.

  • Psteeze89

    kill ya self Lil b isnt successful!? lol k