Here is an interesting article Confusion posted up on Pigeons and Planes grading Hip Hop's "Freshman Class." Big names on the list include: Wale, Kid Cudi, Drake, and Mickey Factz. Confusion, a bit more au courant in the Freshman Class than I am, also grades J.Cole, Frank Ramz (contributor to his blog), Charles Hamilton (chicks can kick his ass, I hear), B.o.B. (or Bobby Ray now? He just sounds like he's Hannah Montana's Dad now...), Fuze the MC, and Izza Kizza.
Good article all around, but I do feel some talent (or whatever) is missing from this list. Maybe Asher Roth, Wiz Khalifa among others. Maybe there's room for some aggressive expansion.
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