XXL’s Freshman of the year issue has become a staple in the hip hop community and serves as a glimpse of light into the future of hip hop.

The famed issue has helped boost the careers of artists such as Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, J Cole, Big Sean, Lil B, Yelawolf, and more.

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Now it’s time for a new group of talented MC’s to grace to cover of the coveted issue. Will this year expose more future greats in the game? Will a female MC join the ranks? Can you actually help choose who makes the cut? Yes you can! This year XXL is allowing for hip hop fans worldwide to help choose who get’s the 10 slot. So we’ll see who the people’s choice is for 2012.

Before the issue comes out we want to know who you think should make it. We’ve listed our favorite 20 artists from the candidates list including Ohio’s own STALLEY, MACHINE GUN KELLY, and CHIP Tha RIPPER. Vote for your favorite and if there is another artist you would choose from the 50 candidates put their name in the “Other” slot.


Who Will Make XXL’s 2012 Freshman Class?