It is a brand new year but some traditions never change. January is the month where people are still optimistic of their “new year/new me” resolutions and planning out the ways that this year will be their year. Another great tradition is the development of predictions of who and what will have the biggest impact on the world. One of my favorite magazines, XXL, has continued its tradition of choosing a select group of individuals they believe will have a big effect on the Hip-Hop world. There has been history of wins and losses from their lists but there has always been the constant attention to the XXL brand and intense conversation between fans on who deserves to be recognized. This year, the last spot on the list will be determined by online votes. So, go to XXLMag.com and vote for your favorite, but first I want to campaign for my top ten favorites candidates for the freshmen list.