French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Future & More Cover XXL Magazine's Freshman 2012 Issue

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French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Future & More Cover XXL Magazine's Freshman 2012 Issue

Additional artists to make the cut include Macklemore, Don Trip, Hopsin, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Machine Gun Kelly and Roscoe Dash.

XXL Magazine has revealed the cover for its 5th annual Freshman issue.

Included on the cover are French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Machine Gun Kelly, Future, Hopsin, Macklemore, Don Trip, Danny Brown, Roscoe Dash and Kid Ink.

"In the past five years that XXL has been picking Freshman classes, never once has making the list been easy," wrote XXL. "This year included. Similar to 2011, the hype around the Freshmen Class has continued to grow by leaps and bounds, surprising even us with its popularity. For this class the buzz began earlier than ever, four months before the cover was even shot. And it seemed like everyone had a list. From subdued music fans to diehard rap junkies, from Twitter stalkers to industry heavies and featherweights, folks wanted their list to be the XXL list. We listened, asked opinions, took notes."

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