Eight Chicago Artists Up For XXL Freshmen 10 Cover

Andrew Barber


After years and years of complaining and writing about NO Chicago acts landing on XXL’s coveted Freshmen 10 cover, this year we’re looking at a total of 8 possibly making it. Yeah you read that correctly: eight. This evening, XXL Magazine released the list of possibly nominees and a ballot for you to cast your vote. XXL will pick 9, and the artist with the most votes will earn the 10th spot. I’m thinking the Chi will at least have 4 spots on the cover. What do you think?

Chance The Rapper
Chief Keef
King Louie
Lil Durk
Lil Reese
Rockie Fresh

Hit the jump for details on how to cast your vote.

The 2013 XXL Freshmen season is officially open. The XXL staff has been debating and vetting this year’s candidates.

The list is almost complete but we want you to help pick the last spot – the 2013 XXL Freshman Class 10 Spot.

Head over to the 10 Spot voting page and vote for your favorite via Twitter or the online poll.

Make sure you’re following XXL on Facebook and Twitter and be one of the first to find out when the entire class is announced.

Click here to cast your vote



  • Show Comments (8)

  • Yung Higs

    “this year we’re looking at a total of 10 possibly making it. Yeah you read that correctly: eight.”

  • Chicago

    You Forgot Vic Spencer x Lil Mouse

  • wtf

    ^^lol @ Lil Mouse suprisingly that lil nigga mixtape go hard….shit harder then Durk shit to be honest…….BUT Rockie Fresh, #FreeSosa, King Louis no brainers or should b at least….Lil Reese Dont Like mixtape went hard as fuck but everything after including stage shows been lacking, Spenzo nice as fuck if not this year next year for him buzz aint that heavy outside CHI, Chance the Rapper dat nigga two but i see next year for him too, …….Paypa ???gtfoh, cmon son , yeah right etc…on some other shit ROCKIE FRESH, CHANCE da RAPPER , SPENZO, have the most potential to have longevity in the game #salute they making some real quality shit

  • tim

    good to see chicago on the map, although I really hope chief keef doesn’t make it on this list.
    I respect his hustle & grind, but he is a disgrace to the chicago scene, and he has no business
    being associated with the rest of the above talent, or hip hop in general.

    The best talent I’ve heard from Chicago this year has been Cysion the Slickest, if ya’ll haven’t
    heard him, check him out

    • Soooooosa lol

      Eat A Dick #FreeSosa

  • wavy
  • george marks

    this is the best chicago has to offer huh

    • BE.water

      Aint it sad? A bunch of the same style of niggas.

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