Atlanta’s Soulja Boy has offered up some advice to this year’s XXL Freshmen Class and pointed out one key thing each featured artist should remember if they want to have a long music biz run.
In SB’s opinion, this year’s class should go hard and not turn into a distant memory after achieving such a huge honor.
“My advice to anyone on that list, is to keep 100% of your creativity and your craft. And never get comfortable with the success you have. That’s a huge accomplishment to make that cover, but you hate to see a couple years down the line like “What happened to this guy? What happened to that guy?” I just want everybody to go hard.” (The FADER)
After mounting speculation, XXL busted out its much-debated annual list Monday (May 5) night.
It’s what you all been waiting for, ain’t it? It’s XXL’s Dirty Dozen: Chance the Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Troy Ave, Kevin Gates, Lil Bibby, Jon Connor, Lil Durk, and as voted by YOU, our 10 spot winner and the People’s Champ, Jarren Benton. (XXL Mag)
Chicago’s Chance the Rapper made sure to acknowledge his achievement via Twitter.
“4 southside Chicago kids on the cover of @XXL,” Chance tweeted May 5. (Chance the Rapper’s Twitter)
Fellow XXL Freshman Rich Homie Quan showed his appreciation for the accolade via Instagram.
“Thank u lord” (Rich Homie Quan’s Twitter)