2014 XXL Freshman List Superlatives: Most Likely To Text In Emojis, Most Googled, Most Likely Lying About Their Age and More….


XXL revealed their 2014 Freshman list last night with the help of BET. Likely most years, some of the rappers will go on to become starts, others will struggle and the ones in between will idle. But today is a celebratory day and as these MC’s rejoice, we decided to have a little fun with their graduation and prepare superlatives for them.

jarren-bentonMost Googled Artist..Today…The Day After The Announcement: Jarred Benton.

The Funk Volume artist marks three Freshman picks in a row for the indie label. Benton didn’t immediately draw recognition (he is a Freshman, after all) like Chance The Rapper or Rich Homie Quan, and so, the chorus from the double-click crowd was likely, Who? But Benton has been on his grind and his track, “Skitzo,” has nearly 2 million views on YouTube.

august-alsinaMost Likely To Have The Most Complicated Rider At The Photo Shoot: August Alsina.

R&B dudes been beefin’ like rapers lately, and A.A. fits the bill with his rift with Trey Songz. But, Alsina is also the only singer on this list and we’re guessing the combo of that and he’s likely to steal any of the other guy’s girls, may have made him loner at this shoot. ‘Who ordered the green tea and tuna melt? Over here.

isaiah-rashadMost Like To Carry On A Very Thought-Provoking Conversation: Isaiah Rashad.

There’s something about the combination of TDE and Tennessee.

troy-aveMost Likely To Have Whatever You Need Delivered To The Shoot: Troy Ave.


Chance_The_RapperMost Likely To Need Whatever Troy Ave Can Deliver: Chance The Rapper.

He’s shirtless and named his mixtape, Acid Rap.

vic-mensaMost Likely To Have Been Mistake For A XXL Staffer: Vic Mensa.

We love Vic Mensa, but on this list he may have the most regular guy steez.

lil-bibbyMost Likely To Start Trouble: Lil Durk & Lil Bibby.

That whole lil thing is misleading and we know this is cliche to say the Chicago guys are dangerous, but, we don’t care: real nikkas, all day.

jon-connorMost Likely To Be Lying About His Age: Jon Connor.

He’s working on is senior thesis by this point, right?

rich-homie-quanMost Like To Have Said, About Fucking Time, When He Got Notice Of His Pick: Rich Homie Quan

It would have been too easy to say he felt a type of way. But, well, yeah. That record was huge last year.

Kevin-gatesMost Likely To Text Using All Emojis: Kevin Gates

Gates is an emotional dude, to say the least.

ty-dolla-signMost Likely To Crossover Into An Acting Career: Ty Dolla $ign

Look. At. Those. Eyes.

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