The XXL Freshman List has become the holy grail of accolades for hip hop and rap artists. The exclusive 10-spot list started in 2007 and every year has given us a selection of up and coming talent to watch over the following year.
XXL has selected their top nine artists already and have now opened up the tenth spot to a public vote. And amongst the all-encompassing list of options is London’s own Little Simz. Big up the creative, original and unique mind of Simz finally getting the recognition she deserves.
Though it must be said Simz has got some serious competition. The extensive list include some already pretty well known name like Kent Jones, Young MA and OVO’s Nav, as well as some fresh-on-the-scene-but-already-making-waves names like Princess Nokia and Chance The Rapper’s baby bro Taylor Bennett.
Previous acts to have been featured in the list include ScHoolboy Q, Future, French Montana, Fetty Wap and Travi$ Scott – so it’s safe to say that being named on the list pretty much guarantees you’re going to pop.
You can vote for your favourite act by clicking here, and if you’re having trouble choosing your fave, let us just remind you that you can vote more than once!