It has been controversy surrounding XXL‘s 2017 release of their annual XXL Freshman Cover being that a lot of the general public’s favorites or people who definitely earned a well deserved spot didn’t make the cover. Which in turn set off a light bulb in our heads at DatWAV.com to release an alternative version of who we think will be up & coming prospects to watch in 2017. We’ve chosen 12 rap/hip-hop artist which includes Detroit’s Sada Baby & Tee Grizzley, Atlanta’s YFN Lucci & Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Chicago’s Famous Dex & Rico Recklezz, Cleveland’s Doe Boy & CHXPO, Memphis’ MoneyBagg Yo, Baton Rouge’s NBA YoungBoy, New York’s Young M.A, and Worcester’s Joyner Lucas. What do you guys think of this list? Do you agree or disagree? Who’s someone you’d like to see on the list?