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Archive Freshmen 15

Around this time of year, XXL Magazine releases its annual Top 10 Freshmen list. Previous Freshmen include Lupe Fiasco, Wale, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. This year, the Archive staff decided to create our own list. We wanted to highlight rising stars and artists we think are flying under the radar and deserve to catch some shine. We expanded our list to 15 entries, to accomodate rappers, singers, and producers we thought deserve to be on XXL's list, along with some we felt might be overlooked. We came up with a very diverse list, spanning several sub-genres and levels of fame. Our hope is that each reader will recognize a couple of their favorite artists, but also discover a few along the way.

1. Mick Jenkins

 

2. Goldlink

 

3. Tink

 

4. Tory Lanez

 

5. Kaytranada

 

6. Dej Loaf

 

7. OG Maco

 

8. Jean Deaux

 

9. SZA

 

10. Tunji Ige

 

11. Childish Major

 

12. Le1f

 

13. Salomon Faye

 

14. Raury

 

15. Kehlani