Jun 15, 2022 - News

Detroit rappers earn spot on freshman list

Detroit based rappers Babyface Ray and BabyTron

Detroit-based rappers Babyface Ray and BabyTron. Photos by Johnny Nunez/WireImage and Samuel Robinson/Axios

Babyface Ray and BabyTron made XXL's annual freshman class, the hip hop magazine revealed yesterday.

Driving the news: Since 2007, four Detroit artists have been featured on the highly debated list: Big Sean (2010), Danny Brown (2012), Dej Loaf (2015), and 42 Dugg (2021), according to Detroit Metro Times.

💭 Sam's thought bubble: Babyface Ray isn't really a "freshman" — he's been Detroit's most popular rapper for a few years now after being active for a decade since his days with Team Eastside.


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