Despite all of the spinoffs created to imitate (we even have our own here), every up and coming emcee is really looking to be seen on XXL’s coveted Freshmen list….this year, they are allowing some choice picks to make their claim for a spot. Check out Troy Ave (above), Fredo Santana and Ty Dolla $ign as they do their best campaign pitch for the magazine.

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