XXL just released its hotly debated Freshman List for the 15th year — and there are no noticeable snubs … as far as Yung Bleu can see.
The budding star’s the perfect guy to weigh in with his hot take, because just last year he was the center of attention when XXL left him off the 2021 Freshman List.
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We caught up with Bleu Davinci outside LAX and he had no smoke for the ’22 XXL Freshman List, which consists of Babyface Ray, BabyTron, Big30, Big Scarr, Cochise, Doechii, Kali, KayCyy, KenTheMan, Nardo Wick, Saucy Santana and SoFaygo.
While Bleu feels like the list doesn’t have power over artists’ careers anymore — rendering it kind of irrelevant — he was happy to see the new class members get their shine.
We also got his take on the social media debate of Michael Jackson vs. Chris Brown‘s talent supremacy — and Bleu didn’t go the route of his homie Tank and side with CB … he simply stated each generation will crown their hero and both their talents are uncanny.
Bleu’s career has been thriving since the 2021 “snub” … he went on to win Best New Artist at both the BET Hip Hop and Soul Train Awards that year and his double platinum-selling Drake collab “You’re Mines Still” has over 200 million YouTube views.
And, on top of that, he’ll be on CB’s new album, which is dropping this summer.
All of his success after the XXL snub makes ya think … maybe he’s right about the list?