XXL’s Freshmen Class Sweet ’16 list has reportedly been leaked. Even more surprising about the list is the listing of Lil Herb’s name. Another Chicago artist listed is Dreezy.
The exclusion of Lil Herb from last year’s XXL Freshmen class was a topic of controversy.
Durk, a 2014 XXL Freshman, took to IG to call for Herb to be added to the cover.
“Aye yall better put Herb on that motherf*cking XXL cover,” he said. “Only a few motherf*ckers prolly deserver to be on that motherf*cker. Herb supposed to be on that motherf*cker, man. Shout out to Herb. Go crazy.”
Herb responded to Durk’s IG post, tagging both Durk and XXL to his repost with a caption that read, “WHAT CAN I DO BESIDES GO HARDER? THIS MEAN I GOTTA GO HARDER YALL JUST WATCH #OTF150.”
Herb then released the record “XXL,” rapping, “I missed that Freshman cover twice like I ain’t a factor (Ha!)/And still your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper/I’m just humble n*gga, can’t let nothing get to me/15, I was broke as f*ck rolling up that swisher sweet.”
Lil Bibby, 2014 XXL Freshman, came to his NLMB brother’s defense during an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes.
“I think they had a nice class,” Lil Bibby said. “They got a couple artists I really mess with- Dej, Fetty Wap, Shy Glizzy, Tink…. But they should’ve put my boy on there, man. They should’ve put Herb on there man. I really think he deserved a spot.”
Other big name artists on the list include, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, O.T. Genesis, Tory Lanez, Bryson Tiller, Post Malone, Rich The Kid and more.
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