It’s almost that time of year again. Anticipation has started to grow for the annual XXL Freshmen list with pitches going viral and including some standout hip-hop rookies.

“Everyday Struggle” host Akademiks went to Instagram Sunday (January 28) to share a decked-out list of potential XXL ’18 Freshmen candidates.

Pick 10 XXL Freshman Out of this list .

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This weekend, rap rookie $ki Mask The Slump God linked up with both G.O.O.D. Music’s Desiigner and rap icon Slick Rick.

🔥🔥🔥🔥 Legend

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Earlier in the week, music producer DJ Khaled revealed his intent on signing rap newcomer Lil Pump.

Recently, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane extended his hand to try and sign Pump.