THE RECESSION IS OVER: XXL freshman class of 2011 poll

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

http://www.xxlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/freshmen-inside.jpg

Poll Results

OptionVotes
lil b 12
big k.r.i.t. 6
meek mill 5
kendrick lamar 5
yelawolf 4
fred the godson 3
mac miller 2
yg 1
lil twist 1
cyhi the prince 0
diggy simmons 0


morb derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 04:58 (six years ago) Permalink

april seems like a decade ago thanks to the internet

morb derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 04:59 (six years ago) Permalink

this was probably the first place i saw the name "mac miller"

morb derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:00 (six years ago) Permalink

when this magazine came out people still cared about odd future.

morb derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Also, I get YG and YC confused.

and both should bow down to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPfuDCbhu3c

morb derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:05 (six years ago) Permalink

this list isn't half bad, tho i'd be surprised if it contains any stars nearly on the level of some of the past years

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:10 (six years ago) Permalink

this list isn't half b—
http://m2buzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/mac-miller-270811.jpg

morb derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:12 (six years ago) Permalink

lol

Sex Droughts and Rock & Roll (flopson), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:13 (six years ago) Permalink

meek mill

this guy is cool enough

big k.r.i.t.

still go back & forth on him, as i think we all do. responsible for maybe the most great music out of everyone on this list, but can be very generic and may be better suited as a producer that sometimes raps than a rapper/producer

cyhi the prince

man, if this guy ever becomes successful i'm gonna be really mad. again, not necessarily offensively awful, but depressingly generic in almost every sense. let's keep him away from chris brown.

lil twist

truly have no idea/how why lil twist is on this list. was tyga on one of the original incarnations? in any event, maybe someone at YM threw some favors at xxl. can't hate him since he's a small child, but obv have zero use for him.

yelawolf

will prob vote for yela. his album seems destined to be very good, though probably not profitable in any meaningful sense. hopefully the industry doesn't swallow his career up once he sells 8k in his first week.

fred the godson

can't imagine that we'll ever hear from this guy in any meaningful sense. not sure he can actually write a song, let alone 11 of them.

mac miller

what is there to say? let's hope he goes the way of the asher.

yg

"toot it & boot it" is of course a classic. not even remotely shocking that there's been no peep from him since.

lil b

i am a lil b fan, seems weird to even put him in the context of these other rappers. i considered voting for him, but his output to me is still 10% amazing straight classics, 80% stuff that's decent, 10% stuff that's not necessarily listenable. altho as a persona his existence is most important to me of everyone on this list.

kendrick lamar

i fuck w/ lamar, think he has good buzz now & will get industry push & could see him ascending to cudi/khalifa levels this time next year if he plays his cards right.

diggy simmons

again, he's a small child, so it's hard to get mad. but he is infuriating in the sense that you'd wish a 14 year old wouldn't fashion himself after yung berg or something. there is really no reason for him to exist except for us to feel happy that one of rev run's children was able to transcend reality tv faux-stardom.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:23 (six years ago) Permalink

cyhi the prince will probably be just as successful as big sean, which can't possibly be as bad as big sean's success

big spiritual hat club (some dude), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:33 (six years ago) Permalink

his output to me is still 10% amazing straight classics

i know you're trying to be measured and rational here but you just said he has 100 classic songs, gtfo

big spiritual hat club (some dude), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:37 (six years ago) Permalink

diggy can kinda rap

morb derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Thought about yelawolf, voted lil b, not even listened to any of the others.

prego, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 16:57 (six years ago) Permalink

I love Yela and Lil B, but I voted for Kendrick. Section.80 is probably top three rap albums of the year for me.

"I know its hard to hear but I'm a Realest." (rennavate), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 17:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Thought about yelawolf, voted lil b, not even listened to any of the others.
--prego

Signed, indie rock.

all shitley (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 8 September 2011 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink

hahaha

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 04:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Went w Kendrick, probably should have gone w KRIT, thought about Meek & Yela. For some reason Cyhi bugs as much as Mac Miller.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:17 (six years ago) Permalink

fred the godson

can't imagine that we'll ever hear from this guy in any meaningful sense. not sure he can actually write a song, let alone 11 of them.

disagree
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALmvSav0xRo

D-40, Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:20 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^banger

D-40, Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:20 (six years ago) Permalink

voted kendrick, i f/w

kendrick
meek mill
fred

to a lesser degree,
krit
yelawolf

think that lil b's buzz totally outgrew his music & we're in a contracting phase where ppl are starting to be like, uhh hold up this is just aite. do think '6 kiss' will be remembered as a messy classic but i cant imagine him getting any bigger than he is

D-40, Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:22 (six years ago) Permalink

krit easily

k3vin k., Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:23 (six years ago) Permalink

anyone i didnt mention deserves 0 bars

D-40, Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:23 (six years ago) Permalink

deej i'd like to read a sequel to that first krit piece you wrote a couple years ago on his career and your changing feelings toward him

k3vin k., Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:24 (six years ago) Permalink

noted (srs)

D-40, Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:24 (six years ago) Permalink

That FtG track is cool.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:26 (six years ago) Permalink

if you could choose between saving the members of xxl freshman class of 2011 (incl yg) from certain death or preventing a .zip file containing the world's last .mp3 & master of toot it & boot it from being deleted which would u choose--c'mon

flopson, Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:30 (six years ago) Permalink

cyhi the prince will probably be just as successful as big sean, which can't possibly be as bad as big sean's success

― big spiritual hat club (some dude), Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:33 AM (2 days ago) Bookmark

trying to think of other rappers with names as unmarketable as "cyhi the prince" who have hit the level of popularity big sean stands to reach

dj roombahton (zachlyon), Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:38 (six years ago) Permalink

i still dont know how to pronounce dude's name

bcuz no one i know irl has ever mentioned him

D-40, Thursday, 8 September 2011 05:39 (six years ago) Permalink

if we're getting all ilxor about it, also

I BANG THIS
1. yelawolf
2. big k.r.i.t.
3. kendrick lamar

THESE GUYS ARE P GOOD AT TIMES BUT PROLLY DONT HAVE AN ALBUM IN EM
4. meek mill
5. fred the godson
6. yg
7. diggy simmons
8. lil b

FUCK U SUCK A DICK DIE BITCH *BLAM BLAM*
9. cyhi the prince
10. lil twist
11. mac miller

all shitley (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 8 September 2011 06:59 (six years ago) Permalink

i f/w krit, yela, basedgod, kendrick. voted for yelawolf.

The Reverend, Thursday, 8 September 2011 07:09 (six years ago) Permalink

seems like kendrick might end up being the star outta these dudes?

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 9 September 2011 23:35 (six years ago) Permalink

i dunno, when i went to the Gathering of The Juggal0s I got like 5 compliments on my Yelawolf t-shirt.

rolling in the derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 September 2011 23:37 (six years ago) Permalink

insane clown posse fans in loving white rapper shocker

D-40, Friday, 9 September 2011 23:38 (six years ago) Permalink

meek mill already has two hit singles....

the special technique of liveblogging (The Brainwasher), Friday, 9 September 2011 23:39 (six years ago) Permalink

anyway I fuck with all of these people to some degree:

Meek Mill (getting my vote obv)
KRIT
Lil B
Kendrick
YG
Fred

the rest are wack... especially Yelawolf.

the special technique of liveblogging (The Brainwasher), Friday, 9 September 2011 23:41 (six years ago) Permalink

i could easily tilt towards meek mill on a different day over kendrick. meek mill is def more up my alley.

D-40, Friday, 9 September 2011 23:43 (six years ago) Permalink

smh at thinking YG is a better rapper than Yelawolf.

The Reverend, Friday, 9 September 2011 23:51 (six years ago) Permalink

yelawolf doesn't have a song as good as "toot it & boot it." or "patty cake."

the special technique of liveblogging (The Brainwasher), Friday, 9 September 2011 23:52 (six years ago) Permalink

voted krit, totally my boring classicist jam

symsymsym, Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:02 (six years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't say Meek Mill "has two hit singles," when he has a hit w/o Ross on it I'll say he's on a roll. that said, I voted for him because "Ima Boss" is my jam right now.

some dude, Saturday, 10 September 2011 01:36 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 23:01 (six years ago) Permalink

cant stand 'ima boss'

r|t|c, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 08:55 (six years ago) Permalink

! that's crazy. So glad you can hear a dude who actually fucking raps his ass off on the radio again

its also millions of miles >>>>> than the new Ross single that just leaked. Just Blazzzzzzzz

dangobro (D-40), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 10:19 (six years ago) Permalink

if you could choose between saving the members of xxl freshman class of 2011 (incl yg) from certain death or preventing a .zip file containing the world's last .mp3 & master of toot it & boot it from being deleted which would u choose--c'mon

― flopson, Thursday, September 8, 2011 1:30 AM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark

u0sd0ןɟ (flopson), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 16:39 (six years ago) Permalink

c'mon

u0sd0ןɟ (flopson), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 16:39 (six years ago) Permalink

i dont rlly like toot it THAT much in the end

dangobro (D-40), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 16:56 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm going with hometown hero MEEK MILL

(╯°□°)╯︵ mode squad) (dayo), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 16:57 (six years ago) Permalink

i know you're trying to be measured and rational here but you just said he has 100 classic songs, gtfo

― big spiritual hat club (some dude), Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:37 AM (4 weeks ago) Bookmark

lol, i guess i meant 10% classic OF SONGS THAT I'VE HEARD. which is like... 40% of his output or something

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

i sorta feel like meek mill could carry some momentum over from the ross singles... esp if he can manage to carve out a radio niche as roughneck east coast rapper in a vast sea of skinny jeans rap.

i hope that in 2012 i'll be able to vote for fat trel

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 17:11 (six years ago) Permalink

I bet you'll be able to vote for asap rocky.

sisilafami, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 17:21 (six years ago) Permalink

ugh

dangobro (D-40), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 17:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 23:01 (six years ago) Permalink

are you for real

dangobro (D-40), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 23:02 (six years ago) Permalink

i cant decide if i'm more offended by 2 votes for mac miller or 1 for lil twist

dangobro (D-40), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 23:03 (six years ago) Permalink

come to think of it i don't even know who diggy simmons is

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 23:04 (six years ago) Permalink

lol <3 whoever voted YG

fennel cartwright, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 23:09 (six years ago) Permalink

I want mac millers head on a plate

kyle2trill, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 23:17 (six years ago) Permalink

i sorta feel like meek mill could carry some momentum over from the ross singles... esp if he can manage to carve out a radio niche as roughneck east coast rapper in a vast sea of skinny jeans rap.

i hope that in 2012 i'll be able to vote for fat trel

― yung huma (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, October 5, 2011 1:11 PM (6 hours ago) Bookmark

yeah every time i hear "house party" on the radio i'm like please please please let this song be huge

nəverDirty (some dude), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 23:28 (six years ago) Permalink

glad lil b won, everyone else i have any interest in just feels like i'm rooting for them rather than being actually invested in their currently existing output

u0sd0ןɟ (flopson), Thursday, 6 October 2011 00:04 (six years ago) Permalink

the whole 'investment' thing about people really feeling like lil b is Important and they're part of a unique new kind of Movement is just

nəverDirty (some dude), Thursday, 6 October 2011 00:25 (six years ago) Permalink

otm re: house party

dangobro (D-40), Thursday, 6 October 2011 01:33 (six years ago) Permalink

wish I'd voted Meek at this point tbh

dangobro (D-40), Thursday, 6 October 2011 01:34 (six years ago) Permalink

ugh at this

the ┬──┬ is the ┬──┬ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 6 October 2011 02:33 (six years ago) Permalink

the whole 'investment' thing about people really feeling like lil b is Important and they're part of a unique new kind of Movement is just

― nəverDirty (some dude), Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5:25 PM Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

cult artists be culty

turfin' bird (The Reverend), Thursday, 6 October 2011 02:36 (six years ago) Permalink

that fred da godson deej posted is pretty great

u0sd0ןɟ (flopson), Thursday, 6 October 2011 03:30 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

lol @ Cyhi the Prince being the Darko Milicic of this list

Neanderthal, Thursday, 11 July 2013 03:52 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://instagram.com/p/Zj3y69pCNG/

some dude, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 02:24 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck1WbsCW0AAGHsK.jpg

lag∞n, Monday, 13 June 2016 14:19 (two years ago) Permalink

weird they wld put e-40 in there p sure hes been around for a while

lag∞n, Monday, 13 June 2016 14:26 (two years ago) Permalink

ha amazing to see kendrick barely beating out yelawolf by one vote

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 June 2016 15:52 (two years ago) Permalink

there's a lotta RONG in this thread

De La Soul is no Major Lazer (ulysses), Monday, 13 June 2016 16:10 (two years ago) Permalink

tbf most of these rappers' careers and/or music transformed pretty significantly over the past 5 years so hindsight is more illuminating/amusing than anything else

Dierks Bentley's Holistic Detective Agency (some dude), Monday, 13 June 2016 16:24 (two years ago) Permalink

lil b is still def better than kendrick tho

lag∞n, Monday, 13 June 2016 16:27 (two years ago) Permalink

lil b definitely does it again...and again and again and again and again

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 June 2016 17:07 (two years ago) Permalink

there's a lotta RONG in this thread

― De La Soul is no Major Lazer (ulysses), Monday, June 13, 2016 11:10 AM (56 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah besides Fred the Godson becoming the most important rapper of his generation a lot of these guys have fizzled

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 June 2016 17:08 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Couldn’t find ten good rappers this year

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 19:48 (one week ago) Permalink

lol it rules that lil b beat kendrick in this poll

flopson, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 19:49 (one week ago) Permalink

seems like kendrick might end up being the star outta these dudes?

― the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, September 9, 2011 7:35 PM (six years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i dunno, when i went to the Gathering of The Juggal0s I got like 5 compliments on my Yelawolf t-shirt.

― rolling in the derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, September 9, 2011 7:37 PM (six years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

we æt so many shimripl (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 19:56 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Looooool

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:09 (one week ago) Permalink

― the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, September 9, 2011 7:35 PM (six years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

was my best DN ever should have stopped there

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:10 (one week ago) Permalink

True

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:11 (one week ago) Permalink

yg meek and kendrick, p good on that first one

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 03:40 (one week ago) Permalink

and big kri

for better or worse mac miller has also done very well

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink

lil b also has become a legend/meme

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:15 (one week ago) Permalink

yg was robbed

||||||||, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:42 (one week ago) Permalink

he p much just had teen dance songs out then no

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:05 (one week ago) Permalink

oj da juiceman was robbed again

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:27 (one week ago) Permalink

imagine how wild it would be if this year's class became as influential/acclaimed/culturally relevant as the 2011 class

josh az (2011nostalgia), Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:45 (one week ago) Permalink

(if you could call them that, i'm not sure if Lil Twist or Fred the Godson are still around, or who they even are in the first place)

josh az (2011nostalgia), Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:46 (one week ago) Permalink

i dont really understand this story

When he was 12 years old, Lil Twist went to a Lil Wayne concert in Tyler, Texas and opened for Lil Wayne. Impressed, Cortez and Wayne flew Lil Twist to Atlanta to see how he was in a recording studio.[9]

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:31 (one week ago) Permalink

diggy can kinda rap

― morb derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, September 5, 2011 10:58 PM

lmao

alpine static, Friday, 15 June 2018 01:28 (one week ago) Permalink

yg was robbed

― ||||||||, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:42 AM (yesterday)

this, tho

alpine static, Friday, 15 June 2018 01:28 (one week ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.