Ahh yes! The cover that means so much to the lives of up and coming hip hop superstars everywhere. This year the cover falls short (in my opinion). It features MACHINE GUN KELLY, DANNY BROWN, KID INK, FUTURE, ROSCOE DASH, HOPSIN, MACKLEMORE, DON TRIP, IGGY AZALEA and FRENCH MONTANA. I will not discredit any artists talent because i am no one to judge another person’s body of music, I am, however, disappointed that some other names didn’t make the list. A$AP Rocky, Jon Connor, Stalley, Emilio Rojas, Dee-One and Schoolboy Q. Word is Rocky didn’t want to be on the cover (which confuses the shit out of me) and Roscoe Dash has been around for at least 3 years. Don’t understand why he is on the cover. Iggy Azalea happens to be the first woman to make the cover and some people don’t think she deserves to be for a variety of reasons. Some are simply judging based on the color of her skin and some don’t think she’s earned her strips. I personally think she’s dope. Check her mixtape. Either way if this is who is suppose to lead the wave of new hip hop in 2012, then i think hip hop is going to be a bit lacking. Let’s hope French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Future, Don Trip, Kid Ink and Iggy can hold it down!