(AllHipHop News) YFN Lucci has one of the hottest records of the year with “Everyday We Lit” featuring PnB Rock.
The track is already a Top 40 hit on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart.
With his success, some rap followers expected to see the Atlanta native’s name on the list of XXL Freshman for 2017.
In June, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten explained to The Breakfast Club why YFN Lucci was omitted from this year’s Freshman Class.
“YFN Lucci didn’t want to play any music for us. He refused,” said Satten. “Then the day before the shoot or a couple of days before the shoot, they called us and said he wanted to play music. At that point, it was too late for us. We had tried every which way. They weren’t playing music for us.”
Lucci did his own interview with another New York City radio show this week.
In a sitdown with Ebro In The Morning, the TIG Entertainment representative shared his thoughts on not being chosen by XXL.
“I didn’t feel no type of way, because I didn’t really feel like I was a freshman,” Lucci stated. “I got two mixtapes and an EP out. I dropped my first mixtape [on] December 16, 2014. It’s 2017. I don’t feel like I’m a freshman.”
He continued, “It’s a cool platform, but Drake didn’t take it and nobody got mad. So why they gonna get mad at me?”
The 2017 Freshman list included PnB Rock, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Aminé, Kamaiyah, Kap G, Kyle, Madeintyo, Playboi Carti, Ugly God, and XXXTentacion.