What do Tory Lanez, Post Malone and Bryson Tiller all have in common?
Great music, yes but all of these artists turned down the 2016 XXL freshman cover.
Artists such as J.Cole, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Wale, Kendrick Lamar and Future have all graced the previous covers. So why wouldn’t you want to be in the same alma mater as some of these greats you ask? It just might be that the XXL cover doesn’t hold the same weight that it once did. One way XXL could handle artists turning them down could be by simply adding producers to it.
Now I know this idea might sound wild but producers help shape and mold the sound that we hear and they’re just as responsible for the music we listen to. Since Post Malone didn’t feel like getting on a plane to come do the shoot why not grab FKi? FKi produced Posts’ hit single "White Iverson" and numerous tracks on his latest mixtape. These producers if selected could collaborate on a beat that the other freshmen would freestyle over. Leave a comment or send us a tweet on what you think about XXL letting producers on the cover.