Lettering designs for XXL American hip hop magazine.

XXL releases its annual Top Freshman list.The issue features ten artists-to-watch, all appearing on the cover of the magazine. The list has a history of showcasing unknown/underground rappers, as well as artists considered to be on the rise. The list creates significant buzz among listeners and artists alike, and is credited for giving many artists their first taste of fame.

2018 Freshman Class are: 
Wifisfuneral, Smokepurpp, Lil Pump, BlocBoy JB, Trippie Redd, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, 
Ski Mask The Slump God and YBN Nahmir.

Portraits: Travis Shinn
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