Nav Tears Into XXL’s Freshman List

Nav isn’t too pleased with XXL’s Freshman Class, something he openly expressed on his latest cut “Freshman List.” Now, he’s taken to airing his grievances out on social media.

The Toronto artist quoted his aforementioned song (“I wouldn’t show up for the freshman list”) and added, “FUCK @XXL YOUR MAGAZINE IS TRASH🚮🚮SORRY WEBSITE 😂😂. To my fellow artists—we shouldn’t look to a magazine for validation or to tell us if we ‘hot or not,’ especially one that hasn’t been credible for 10 years @xxl. Make music for yourself and your fans. I would never show up for the Freshman List cuz I don’t need their approval 😈.”

The reason for Nav’s outburst is a bit unclear, particularly because the Freshman Class for 2018 hasn’t been announced yet. He was pretty transparent about his feelings though, as he states on “Freshman List”: “I was made for this shit, rookie of the year/I wouldn’t show up for the freshman list/Your swag expired, you ain’t fresh like this.”

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38 thoughts on “Nav Tears Into XXL’s Freshman List

  1. I've felt this way for a while. Making the XXL list isn't really pivotal for a rappers success especially with how powerful the internet is now in days, all you need to blow up is fire music. I honestly never understood why making that list was so important to dudes like famous dex… being on that list won't make your music sound better lmao

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