The 2016 Freshman Class is here and I actually like some of the artists up there. It's a very young crowd this year but it's not too bad. Of course there are those who are disappointed, extremely happy (which no one ever is), or has mixed feelings about this years list. I'm always in the mixed feelings crowd. Denzel Curry is one of my favorite artists, so I was super excited to see him on the cover. I love how Denzel's flow perfectly fits with his intense and hardcore style. But him along with G Herbo are the only artists on the cover that I listen to on a regular basis. I'm not an avid listener of Lil Yachty and Uzi, but I love that they put me in a happy mood when I do listen to them. Now if there's anyone who should've made the list, it's definitely Flatbush Zombies. It's pretty disappointing to not see them on the list again, especially after how well their debut album has been doing. These guys are too talented so I'm not sure why it keeps going unnoticed, but I know they'll get their real shine soon. Now check out the cover shoot for XXL's new wave of artists.