It’s safe to say, that no one is happy with the current 2012 XXL Freshman 10 List. And rightfully so. You have 3 artists who aren’t actually freshman (French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly and Roscoe Dash) along with a bunch of artist who failed to generate much buzz in comparison to the people I’m about to mention.
From the original 2012 Freshman 10 list the only one who makes the cut for me is Iggy Azalea. There’s buzz growing about her and she’s been working with some established artists (TI) as well as up and comers (A$AP Rocky. All that being said here is what MY PERSONAL list should be for the Freshman 10 to look out for, for this year (in no particular order).
Again this is my personal choices for MCs who I expect to erupt in 2012. I highly recommend you listen to a mixtape or EP from these artists and see why I mentioned them and what XXL missed out on. I’m sure the people that XXL mentioned will be good as well, but these are some artists who have growing popularity who unfortunately missed the cut.