Lil Yachty, Dave East, Anderson .Paak Make XXL Freshman 2016

Ralph Bristout

 // Jun 13, 2016

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It's that time of the year again.

The 2016 #XXLFreshman Class

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Setting the summer ablaze with the most-anticipated magazine cover of the year, XXL unveils its lineup of the 2016 Freshmen and the names include Dave East, Lil Yachty, Anderson .Paak, Kodak Black, Desiigner, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Denzel Curry, Lil Dicky and G Herbo. Compared to the previous years, this year's issue captures a good pulse of what's happening now within rap's current wave of new leaders.

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Check out the cover above, as well as the behind the scenes of the epic cover's shoot.

2016 XXL Freshman Cover Shoot: Go Behind the Scenes
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