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The 2016 XXL Freshman list is markedly different this year…

Every year, XXL compiles a list of 10 influential rappers they believe will carry the torches of hip-hop into the future. This year’s newbies include Future Desiigner, Anderson .Paak, Philly’s own Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Lil Dicky, Lil Yachty, G Herbo (formerly known as Lil Herb), Denzel Curry, and Dave East.

via Brooklyn Vegan:

As always, there will be live shows from the Freshman Class. There’s one in NYC at Playstation Theater on June 28 (the same day the Freshmen issue of XXL comes out). There’s also a TBA LA show on July 25 and more TBA. Tickets are on sale now for the NYC show, which has Desiigner, Lil Dicky, Lil Yachty, Dave East, and Denzel Curry billed.

Lil Uzi Vert’s tour hits NYC on June 29 at Irving Plaza with 21 Savage opening (they play Philly the night of the Freshman Class show in NYC).

Denzel Curry plays a free House of Vans show in Brooklyn this Thursday (6/16) with Rae Sremmurd and Kamaiyah (RSVP is closed).

Anderson .Paak plays Disclosure’s Wild Life fest in Queens this Saturday (6/18) with Mobb Deep, and NYC’s Panorama festival in July.

Lil Yachty and Dave East both play Fool’s Gold Day Off in Brooklyn on August 20.

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