There’s no denying the weight that the XXL Freshmen class list holds, as it promotes debates about emcees who should have made the list. For this year, Mic Jenkins’ name has been thrown in the mix as someone who rightfully deserved to grace the cover.
The Chicago native first gained recognition for his successful mixtape The Water[s], which led to him getting signed to Cinematic Music Group with label mates such as Big K.R.I.T and Joey Bada$$, on top of going on tour with Method Man and Redman.
So, the XXL omission naturally came as a surprise to most. Take a look at what Mic Jenkins had to say about it.