There's no doubt that YK is worth the spot. The singer has had a massive 2019. His smash hit "Worth It" continues to climb the charts, and other songs "Valentine" and "Timing" keep racking up streams. YK has also made several festival appearances, and has a new song dropping tomorrow with Da Baby.
More from XXL on the 2019 Freshman Class:
The Freshman issue of XXL magazine will hit stands everywhere on July 16. After that, fans can see the Freshmen hit the stage to perform for the 2019 XXL Freshman show at New York City’s PlayStation Theater on Mon., July 22. The Los Angeles XXLFreshman show will take place on Thurs., July 25 at The Novo.
In addition to the 2019 Freshman class, the XXL Magazine Summer 2019 issue also includes a look back at last year's Freshmen, a compelling narrative on whether Jay-Z should consider running for president, the history of the letter X in hip-hop, in memoriam honors for XXXTentacion, Nipsey Hussle and Mac Miller from their fellow Freshman classmates, Hip-Hop Junkie conversation with pop star Billie Eilish, interviews with Lil Bibby, Blac Youngsta, Lil Yachty, Ugly God, Freddie Gibbs and more.
Now it’s time to celebrate. Congratulations to the 2019 XXL Freshman Class: DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, YBN Cordae, Rico Nasty, Gunna, Comethazine, Tierra Whack, Lil Mosey, Roddy Rich, Blueface and YK Osiris. Made for this.