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Every year, XXL magazine does its famous Freshman Class cover with new upcoming hip-hop artists, and it always stirs up a conversation regarding what new upcoming artists will most likely pop next.

#XXLFreshmanClass2019

357.5k Likes, 12.5k Comments - BABY JESUS (@dababy) on Instagram: "#XXLFreshmanClass2019"

Last Thursday (June 20), the publication released its new Freshman Class cover featuring Rico Nasty, Megan Thee Stallion, YBN Cordae, Gunna, Tierra Whack, and Blueface, among others.

On Monday, actor Keith Powers presented the idea of a freshmen list for R&B artists, which caused an entirely new conversation to take place on social media.

#KeithPowers might be onto something! ???? Drop your fav R&B artists at the moment. #Roomies!

139.7k Likes, 7,177 Comments - The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Instagram: "#KeithPowers might be onto something! ???? Drop your fav R&B artists at the moment. #Roomies!"

In the spirit of this current conversation, here is a list of new upcoming RnB artists.

1. Ari Lennox

Toronto was big butter ???? @_amandarudd #arilennox

53.4k Likes, 643 Comments - Ari Lennox (@arilennox) on Instagram: "Toronto was big butter ???? @_amandarudd #arilennox"

Origin: Washington D.C.

Single You Should Listen To: “Broke”

Project You Should Listen To: Pho

Ari Lennox - Broke (Audio) ft. JID

"Shea Butter Baby" Out Now: http://smartURL.it/SheaButterBaby Subscribe For More: http://smartURL.it/AriLennoxYT See Ari Lennox on Tour: http://www.arilennox.com/tour Follow Ari Lennox: http://www.instagram.com/AriLennox http://www.facebook.com/AriLennox http://www.twitter.com/AriLennox Follow J.I.D: http://www.instagram.com/JIDsv http://www.facebook.com/JIDsv http://www.twitter.com/JIDsv #AriLennox #Broke #JID Broke jeep thang, cheap thang, cheap thang, cute thang, fine thang, pinky ring Bad thing Lookin real good You know

2.Queen Naija

Came. Ate.

886.6k Likes, 15.1k Comments - Christopher ❤️ Legend (@queennaija) on Instagram: "Came. Ate."

Origin: Ypsilanti, MI

Single You Should Listen To: “Away From You”

Project You Should Listen To: Queen Naija

Queen Naija - Away From You (Audio)

Music video by Queen Naija performing Away From You (Audio). © 2019 Queen Naija, under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc. http://vevo.ly/ltfglo

3.Lucky Daye

Its the getting to know you part I love the most

6,389 Likes, 139 Comments - Lucky Daye (@iamluckydaye) on Instagram: "Its the getting to know you part I love the most"

Origin: Los Angeles, California

Single You Should Listen To: “Roll Some Mo”

Project You Should Listen To: Painted

Lucky Daye - Roll Some Mo (Audio)

Lucky Daye- 'Painted' out now!: http://smarturl.it/LuckyDayexPainted iTunes: http://smarturl.it/LuckyDayexPainted/itunes Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/LuckyDayexPainted/applemusic Spotify: http://smarturl.it/LuckyDayexPainted/spotify Amazon: http://smarturl.it/LuckyDayexPainted/az Google Play: http://smarturl.it/LuckyDayexPainted/googleplay Follow Lucky Daye: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamluckydaye/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DBROWNTHEART Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamluckydaye #LuckyDaye #RollSomeMo #RnB #Soul #EP

4.Mikhala Jene

"If you haven't got it, you can't show it. If you have got it, you can't hide it." - Zora Neale Hurston ????: @jm.beanie #BlackMusicMonth #SheaButterBabyTour #Music4Miles #SpiritAirlines #Fenty #FentyBeauty #CarolinaBlues #MikhalaJené

749 Likes, 25 Comments - MίƘհαʆα Jεηé (@mikhalajene) on Instagram: ""If you haven't got it, you can't show it. If you have got it, you can't hide it." - Zora Neale..."

Origin: Los Angeles, California

Single You Should Listen To: “Bless Ya (Fill a Void)”

Project You Should Listen To: Carolina Blues

Bless Ya (Fill A Void)

Provided to YouTube by Stem Disintermedia Inc. Bless Ya (Fill A Void) · Mikhala Jené Carolina Blues ℗ 2018 Apt. 216 Released on: 2018-10-26 Auto-generated by YouTube.

5.Duendita

just got to Paris???? found the @saintrecords issue of @i_d and i'm also inside ???? thank you @keziahquarcoo for the photos☁️ and pls don't mind my sweaty fingerprints i get clammy

1,399 Likes, 49 Comments - @duendita on Instagram: "just got to Paris???? found the @saintrecords issue of @i_d and i'm also inside ???? thank you..."

Origin: Queens, NY

Single You Should Listen To: “Pray”

Project You Should Listen To: direct line to My Creator

pray

Provided to YouTube by Stem Disintermedia Inc. pray · duendita pray ℗ 2017 The Vanguarde Craft & Creative Released on: 2017-11-21 Auto-generated by YouTube.

 

6.Summer Walker

Instagram post by ???????????????????????????? * Jun 18, 2019 at 12:59am UTC

15.5k Likes, 107 Comments - ???????????????????????????? (@summerwalker) on Instagram

Origin: Atlanta, Georgia

Single You Should Listen To: “Girls Need Love”

Project You Should Listen To: CLEAR

7.Sir

Saturday. 6:10p. Gobi Stage. #coachella

5,789 Likes, 122 Comments - SiR (@inglewoodsir) on Instagram: "Saturday. 6:10p. Gobi Stage. #coachella"

Origin: Inglewood, California

Single You Should Listen To: “D’Evils”

Project You Should Listen To: November

SiR - D'Evils [Official Audio]

Artist: SiR Album: November ℗ 2018 Top Dawg Entertainment Subscribe if you like good music!

8.Nicole Bus

Mr Bigshot ????@ipowerrichmond _ @__taewop

541 Likes, 16 Comments - Nicole Bus (@thenicolebus) on Instagram: "Mr Bigshot ????@ipowerrichmond _ @__taewop"

Origin: The Netherlands

Single You Should Listen To: “You”

Project You Should Listen To: T.O.T.A

Nicole Bus - You (Lyric Video)

Stream "You" here: https://nicoleb.us/you Connect with Nicole Bus: http://www.instagram.com/thenicolebus http://www.twitter.com/thenicolebus https://www.facebook.com/nicoleabus http://www.nicolebus.com ====== Director // Selene Yeung ====== #NicoleBus #You

9.Daniel Caesar

#mixtapedan #chefboyarcaese

119.6k Likes, 1,495 Comments - Daniel Caesar (@danielcaesar) on Instagram: "#mixtapedan #chefboyarcaese"

Origin: Oshawa, Ontario

Single You Should Listen To: “Japanese Denim”

Project You Should Listen To: Freudian

Daniel Caesar - Japanese Denim

Daniel Caesar - Japanese Denim (from the Get You - Single) I don't stand in line, I don't pay for clubs, fuck that But I'll wait for you I don't like to drink, I don't like to think, fuck that But I ponder you I'm bending it over You're my

10. Baby Rose

mortal ???? ????: @skull.lady_

858 Likes, 17 Comments - ???? (@babyrosemusic) on Instagram: "mortal ???? ????: @skull.lady_"

Origin: Atlanta, Georgia

Single You Should Listen To: “Borderline”

Project You Should Listen To: TBA

Baby Rose - Borderline

Music Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kpXnYW Apple Music: https://apple.co/2sh4ZBB Social Instagram: http://instagram.com/babyrosemusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/babyrosemusic

11. Rayana Jay

a little lavender vibe at the @empire brunch ???? BET weekend was a movement for sure, let's do this again styled by @m0_ne

554 Likes, 20 Comments - BAD MOM ???? (@rayanajay) on Instagram: "a little lavender vibe at the @empire brunch ???? BET weekend was a movement for sure, let's do this..."

Origin: Richmond, California

Single You Should Listen To: “Too Good”

Project You Should Listen To: Love Me Like

Too Good

Provided to YouTube by EMPIRE Too Good · Rayana Jay Sorry About Last Night ℗ 2016 All Angles Released on: 2016-10-26 Auto-generated by YouTube.

Who else would you add to this list?

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.