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About Me: Entertainment journalist with 20 years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, and B-movies. Part time ninja. Kicked cancer’s ass. My memoir, ChemBro, is out now!
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Does Being Named One Of XXL’s Freshman Ten Really Matter?
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

It’s that time of year again, the time when people suddenly care passionately about who is on the cover of XXL, because the publication has revealed their annual Freshman Ten.

Billed as the names hip-hop fans need to know, the list becomes one of the most hotly debated topics during the week of its release. Other than a momentary burst of notoriety, however, does being a member of XXL’s Freshman Ten lead to anything career-wise?

I went through the last seven years’ worth of Freshman Ten lists to see who’s still hot, who never made it, and who was curiously left out.

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