The 2016 XXL Freshman Class

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It's finally here!

The 2016 Freshmen include Oxnard, California’s Anderson .Paak; Atlanta’s 21 Savage; Pompano Beach, Florida’s

Kodak Black



Lil Uzi Vert



, Pennsylvania’s Lil Dicky; 



Dave East

; Carol City, Florida’s Denzel Curry; Brooklyn’s Desiigner; Chicago’s G Herbo and the 10th Spot winner, ATL’s Lil Yachty.

I have to be biased and share my personal favorites: Dave East, Lil Uzi, and Kodak Black. East is an emerging rapper from Harlem, NY. His flow is crazy! His music has been featured as “Jam of the week” on BET Jams, he’s killed freestyles on Hot 97 with Funk Flex and Real Late with Rosenberg, and he’s even survived an interview with The Breakfast Club. He’s bringing back the traditional style of rap, with his authentic NY swag. Lil Uzi is a rockstar! His high energy is unmatched and he's captured the generation with his uniqueness. Last but not least, Lil Kodak. Kodak's individuality is what I love about him. From his clothes to his music, Kodak stands out and can't be mistaken for anybody else.

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Check out some behind the scenes footage and tell us who your favorite XXL 2016 Freshman class favorites are below.