XXL’s Most Notable Freshman Dropouts

Young Thug


Young Thug attends the Rihanna Party at The New York Edition on September 10, 2015

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In an interview with Rolling Out, Editor-in-Chief, Vanessa Satten explained Thug’s exclusion from the illustrious Freshmen cover.

A big year for a rap artist isn’t based off of two songs. It takes a lot more than that to have a huge year. Young Thug has had a nice burn for a few months, but I don’t think he has dominated an entire year. I don’t think two songs can do that. Also, Rich Homie Quan and Sage the Gemini both had bigger songs. Although Young Thug had a buzz, it wasn’t the biggest buzz of the year. He was asked to be a part of the cover, but he never showed up. He canceled the night before and I don’t know why. You would have to ask him why.


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