Chicago Hip Hop has undeniably made a lot of noise on the music scene in 2012. Chief Keef’s popularity turned all ears in the direction of the Windy City.
Chi-Town features a slew of musical talent that includes Lil’ Durk, King Louie, Sasha Go Hard, Tink, Dreezy, M.I.C.and Spenzo, to name a few.
Wale took took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with XXL’s decision to exclude multiple Chicago talent on their list.
“Quan and Scooter shoulda made that list and Durk or king L in my opinion
“Rockie Fresh . Durk . King L. Nobody from Chicago ..That surprised me,” he wrote.
King Louie also was not pleased with his exclusion from the highly coveted list.
The “My Niggaz” rapper took to Twitter to blast XXL Magazine for excluding him on their list.
“On L’$ I knew I wasn’t gone make dat XXL Freshmen list #Fuckem
“It’s like da Rap Game scared of me,” he wrote.
Credited with popularizing the “drill” sound, King Louie has been very influential on the underground circuit.
King Louie describes drill music as Chicago’s sound.
“Drill music is a real drill,” he said during a BET documentary on Chicago. “Anything can be a drill. It’s a new sound. Our music.”
But all was not lost for the Windy City. Fellow Chicago native Chief Keef was honored with the number 11.
Chief Keef, whose rap career was nearly marred by legal woes, can smile a little bit.
The Interscope artist made the XXL Magazine 2013 Freshman Class at the number 11 spot.
The list usually features 10 up and coming emcees that have made noise on the music scene. But many may cried foul if the Chi town native was absent from the list. XXL decided to feature 11 slots in their “2013 Freshman” issue.
No other emcee in 2012 has been more controversial than Chief Keef. Chief Keef, whose birth name is Keith Cozart, rose to infamy following his response to the death of fellow Chicago rapper Lil’ JoJo.
“hahahahahhahahahahahahahaahhAAHAHAHAHA #RichNi**aShit,” Keef wrote. “Its Sad Cuz Dat N***a Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.”
The death of Lil’ JoJo, born Joseph Coleman, came following a highly-publicized rap beef with Chief Keef’s Glory Boyz Entertainment associates Lil’ Durk and Lil’ Reese, who are both signed to Def Jam Recordings.
Check out the complete 2013 XXL Freshman Class list below
1. Trinidad Jame$
2. Joey Bada$$
5. Action Bronson
6. Kirko Bangz
7. Travi$ Scott
8. Angel Haze
9. School Boy Q
10. Dizzy Wright – 10 Spot People’s Champion Winner
11. Chief Keef – “The 11th Freshman”
Check out XXL ‘2013 Freshman’ photo shoot below
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