Honestly, I have been wanting to write this for a while now, luckily for Ugly God, I pushed it off. I’m not here to just cover one artist though, but get you warmed up for what to expect from my upcoming YouTube show. We are gathered here today to give you a break down of the chosen 10 XXL Freshman Class: Who is the best and who is quite simply trash?
I think the best idea is to start with the worst and work our way up to the artist with the most talent and potential. Just keep in mind, as the hip hop school year progresses, the rankings might change. If your favorite rapper isn’t in the place you think he/she deserves, this list isn’t set in stone. I am covering the bottom half of the list here and for the second half, or in my eyes, the better half, you can read by clicking this link!
So who is coming in disappointingly in the 10th spot?
- Playboi Carti
This is a tight call, but I gotta throw Playboi Carti in the 10th spot. Don’t shoot me! I just need to see a little more from this artist. I know that everybody is hooked on Magnolia right now, but is he really gonna give us a hit after that? One hit only sets you up as a one hit wonder unless you follow up with another hit that’s even harder. For that reason and that reason alone, Playboi you gotta rest at the bottom of the list.
I want to put him a little higher with his demented ass, but 9th place is good enough for now. He caught everyone’s attention with his beef with Drake; a good publicity stunt, I can’t even lie, but since his hit “Look At Me,” he hasn’t really done much. I haven’t yet listened to his debut album, 17, which will probably affect his placement on my list, but I’m a little nervous it might be full of devil worship. He is a bit sinister and speaks about demons often, but on Twitter, he says the realest shit ever. I even have his notifications on. XXX has a lot to prove in this freshman class, but you never know these days who might pop or flop. Only time will tell
It genuinely pains me to throw XXL’s only female freshman in the 8th spot. She is here for no reason other than the fact that no one is checking on her, in my opinion. She is talented, I even know some people in Cali who listen to her. Yet, in this day and age, talent isn’t what takes you to the next level, star power does, and I just don’t see that in Kamaiyah. Hopefully, by the end of the “school year” she can move her way up the ladder because I am all for the underdog taking first place, but right now I just don’t see it.
What I do see is success in her future, just maybe not at the forefront of entertainment. Maybe behind the scenes with songwriting? She wrote YG’s “Why You Always Hatin'” and her songs are generally always great. I just wonder how the general public will receive her talents.
- PnB Rock
The only reason he isn’t completely last is that I tried to remove my bias a bit and think from an overall standpoint. PnB Rock has a huge following, surprisingly mostly female and it is undeniable that people love his music. It is just extremely surprising that it is women who are loving it.
Personally, I am not going to listen to some guy talking about how he is gonna fuck me and never love me, but to each, it’s own I guess. The sad thing is, it’s very seldom you will ever hear a song of his that talks about anything except being a womanizer, but let me digress a bit. Regardless though, he has plenty of hits and so here he comes at #7. You won’t catch any of his music on my playlist though.
6. Ugly God
Wow, this guy didn’t come in total last. A lot of you guys probably think his music is trash, quite honestly I sort of agree. Yet, when you own your trashiness and claim the fact that you’re ugly af, there’s nothing anyone else can say about you. Ugly God created a masterpiece with his debut album, The Booty Tape, by realizing that fact and using it to his advantage.
He made “Fuck Ugly God” an actual song on the project where he bashes himself and all the dumb shit he says, does, and wears. “Stop Smoking Black and Milds” is probably my favorite song which is a tribute to all the nasty chicks out here smoking that gross ish. Oh, and he kept it real with all the girls out here he is after with his song “I’m Tryna Fuck.” Ugly God is and seems like he will always be that one guy we all love to hate, at least he was genius enough to market himself that way and own the shit! If you’re skeptical about my decision, listen to his latest project and then decide on your own where he should lie.
Well, that wraps up my part 1 of the ranking which leaves A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kyle, Amine, MadeinTYO, and Kap G in the top 5.
What do you guys think about everyone’s placement so far? Is there anyone you would move to another spot? Let me know in the comments below!