2017 XXL Freshman List – A Data Driven Look

I originally wrote this for a hiphop community on reddit.

Disclaimer: I also don’t know shit. But y’all kind of do. Let’s talk about it.

So a while back I had a project called Rappers to watch from every state in 2017 to feature some lesser known artists in every state. I figured I’d go the extra step and actually track the growth of my artists to see what sort of nostradamus ability I had. Spoiler alert: Might as well have thrown darts at a fucking board because as it turns out – I do not know dick about cock. Still give it a read if you want, there’s some great artists in there.

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Rappers to Watch From Every State in 2017 – MT

Who: Poetic Intelligence

SoundCloud

Age: 19 – Late Twenties

Location: Billings, Montana

Recent Projects: IVOVI [2015] (Collaborative, many individual)

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Rappers to Watch From Every State in 2017 -NV

Who: Dizzy Wright

SoundCloud

Age: 26

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Recent Projects:
Blaze With Us (2016)
The 702 EP (2016)
Wisdom And Good Vibes (2016)

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Rappers to Watch From Every State in 2017 – GA

Who: EarthGang (Johnny Venus, Doctur Dot)

SoundCloud

Age: Early to Mid 20s

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Recent Projects: Strays With Rabies (2015)

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