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These types of lists always spark debate and this is no different. This year’s list is considered one of the strongest freshman classes in recent years. The reason why is because although these rappers are considered freshman, most of these guys have already made a name for themselves. Whether promoting big records or embarking on a successful tour, many of these artists have already achieved a certain level of success. As a result, it’s a little surprising to even consider some of them freshman. It’s not that this class is so amazing or dominating, it’s that most of them have had success and they’re now just being grouped into a category. Let’s break it down and see who’s on the list.