XXL Magazine Does Not Care About Chicago

Andrew Barber 0

XXL Magazine just released the cover(s) for their December issue which features their (now) annual series of the “Top 10 Freshman” or “Hip Hop’s Class of ’09”, which I take to indiacte the most buzzing young gunners in the industry.  If you’ll remember, last year the cover featured the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Plies.

This year not one single Chicago artist is featured on this three version cover.  Wale, Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton, Blu, Kid Cudi, Curren$y, Mickey Factz, B.o.B. Cory Gunz and Ace Hood all received the gusto this year.

What do you guys think?  Were there any “new” (at least on a national level) Chicago artists who were buzzworthy enough to grace the cover of the esteemed mag, or do you think all 10 of these new jacks are more deserving?  I think you know how I feel, and if it was up to me, there would probably be 5 or 6 guys from the ‘Go on here.  But I guess I’m biased.

Did Chi City deserved to be shut out like this?  Does this cover matter?  Why is water wet? I just kind of thought we’d have at least one cat on there.

The other covers after the jump…

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