It’s been three years since the 2016 XXL Freshman class was introduced to mainstream Hip-Hop. Since their unveiling, many rappers from that class have grown into their own entities while others have either stayed stagnant or declined.
As discussed on Episode 17 of the Pops Culture Podcast (that you can listen to here at the 27:29 mark), I asked which artist has had the best career? That class includes heavy hitting artists such as Lil Yachty, Lil Dicky, Lil Uzi Vert, Denzel Curry, Anderson .Paak, Dave East, Desiigner, G Herbo, 21 Savage and Kodak Black.
The guidelines to this question are not solely limited to their music but also incorporate their cultural impact and business acumen at this stage in their careers. While an argument can be made for various artists on this list, the debate boiled down to Lil Uzi Vert and 21 Savage…
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