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The 2011 XXL Magazine Freshmen Roundtable Discussion (Video)

It’s easy for me to understand what the staff at XXL magazine have been doing recently with their freshman covers as of late. I said this a while ago on my twitter page that in making their choices for their annual freshmen cover they are choosing newcomers in the game with their own particular fanbase. I equally applaud XXL magazine for fully taking advantage with these video freestyles & new roundtable discussions. Many of these young guys make some great points about what they need to do from here on out & also rehash a few funny stories.

XXL Magazine’s 2011 Freshman Cover

The majority of the guys on this cover I’ve played on my radio show at some point or another so I’m not entirely mad at the cover. Except for Diggy Simmon’s head placement. Pause. Kendrick Lamar, CyHi Da Prynce, Mac Miller, Meek Mill, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T., & Diggy Simmons have all seen airplay on my radio show because I’ve genuinely liked the music they put out. It appears the staff at XXL Magazine tried to showcase a new artist with buzz from every region & every particular style lane. Artists & fans upset about XXL magazine’s choices can take solace in the fact that being on XXL’s cover doesn’t automatically guarantee success for any relatively new artist. New artists that didn’t make the cover shouldn’t worry because being on the cover puts a huge amount of undue pressure on you to succeed. If you happen to be a new artist on the come up I’d just say stay focused on your craft. It’s a marathon & not a sprint in the music industry. Longevity baby….