It may have taken a tad longer than expected, but XXLgot the controversy they wanted with their “2010 Freshman.” I’ve had my own qualms about it (taking out OJ and adding Waka if they wanted So Icey to be represented. Young MoneyÂ upperclassmen Jae Millzdidn’t feel the same way and voiced his opinion regarding the cover and the absence of Cam’ron’s new protege’, Vado.
“…Can’t no nigga tell me that my nigga Vado ain’t supposed to be on that cover (or on the flip cover). And if you do want to argue with me, you can argue with me about anything. I only know five niggas out of the 10 niggas on that cover. And my ear is to the streets.”
Watch the entire interview because, if nothing else, it’s entertaining. Here’s the thing though, Millz is entitled to his opinion like all of us. But when all the dust settles, the real winner in all this will be XXL. Lists are supposed to get people talking and – in most circumstances – cause a shit storm of controversy. Like so.Â They’re going to sell magazines andÂ the hypeÂ for next year’s cover is only going to increase. Like Millz, I try to keep my ear to the streets blogs, so In my opinion, the 2010 cover > 2009 cover by a mile.