Morray, Lakeyah, Blxst, Toosii, and DDG round out the 2021 Freshman Class
XXL has revealed its latest 2021 Freshman Class. The new list of up-and-coming musicians includes: 42 Dugg, Flo Milli, Morray, Pooh Shiesty, Lakeyah, Coi Leray, Toosi, Blxst, Rubi Rose, Iann Dior, and DDG, who won the fan-voted Freshman 10th spot. Find the cover below.
42 Dugg is a Detroit rapper who collaborated with Lil Baby on the excellent track “We Paid.” He’s signed with both Yo Gotti’s CMG Records and Lil Baby’s 4PF imprint, and recently released the project Free Dem Boyz.
Toosii was born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, he released Thank You for Believing, a mixtape that features guest spots from DaBaby, Latto, and Key Glock.
Blxst, from Los Angeles, released his 2021 Just for Clarity EP via Red Bull Records. The EP includes the notable track “Don’t Forget,” featuring Drakeo the Ruler.
Rubi Rose is from Lexington, Kentucky. She made her debut with For the Streets, released on Christmas 2020.
Iann Dior is best known for featuring on the 24kGoldn song “Mood.” He released his debut Industry Plant in 2019.
DDG, from Pontiac, Michigan and signed with Epic Records, teamed up with OG Parker for the March 2021 project Die 4 Respect.
Last year’s Freshman Class featured Polo G, Lil Tjay, Chika, and Jack Harlow. Revisit Alphonse Pierre’s “The 2020 XXL Freshman Freestyles, Ranked From Worst to Best.”