On Monday morning, XXL released their 9th annual Freshman Class issue, covering the 10 hip-hop stars to watch out for. Since 2008, the list has projected the rise of big names like Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, J. Cole and Future.

The release of this year’s Freshman class has been subject to mixed feelings. The 2016 Freshman class includes: Anderson .Paak, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, Lil Dicky, Dave East, Denzel Curry, Desiigner and G Herbo.

Photo: XXL

Twitter sounded on what everyone was thinking:

1. Every time this list comes out, many of us just feel older and older.

2. I mean…really old.

3. Or maybe we’re just not hip to listening to the newcomers.

4. Is this really an honor nowadays? Or is it a curse?

5. Some artists we thought should have been on there aren’t really worried about it.

6. Lots of people were confused as to why there were no female MCs on the list…

7. …notably Love & Hip-Hop star Cardi B.

8. But what other female rappers do we know about other than Nicki?

9. Other people are defending the list…

10 …some even calling it the best cover in years.

11. Should Bryson Tiller have been on the list. More importantly is he considered a rapper?

12. Maybe scrap the Freshman list, and start doing a feature on producers?

13. But then again, we just love to be opinionated about things on Twitter.

What do you think of XXL’s 2016 Freshman Class. Who should have been included or left out? Comment below!

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