Shout Out to XXL Magazine for the freshmen cover this year…definiatly better than last years cover…and if you’re unaware, XXL Magazine elects 10-13 up & coming rappers ever year to make the year’s “XXL Freshmen Class”…this has been going on since 07-08 (can’t recall)..but this year being the 6th freshmen cover makes it all the more special…you would-of-thought they ran thru all the new rappers already but they’ve come with an acceptable cover this year and below is Syndicate’s take on each artist on the cover…hit your local stores and Barnes & Nobles to check out the new freshmen class…and stay tuned for more Syndicate Rap Radio!..

Schoolboy Q (Should have made it last year)

Trinidad Jame$ (Deserved it, gotta be atleast one clown on the cover) *UPDATE: I f***s with Trinidad though..He just need to stop wearing women’s clothing..

Joey Bada$$ (Truely deserved it)

Ab-Soul (Deserved it)


Action Bronson (Should have made it last year)

Kirko Bangz (Deserved it)

Travi$ Scott (Deserved it) *UPDATE: He’s still got a lot to prove…but i’m still waiting

Dizzy Wright (hmm?..not bad, needs work)

Angle Haze (Still checking her music, I’ll get back to you) *UPDATE: She’s ok..needs word…not bad though