2021 XXL Freshman Coi Leroy, Lakeyah, Morray and DDG sat down with XXL for their first roundtable interview to reflect on their rise to fame as emerging artists.
Coi says Billboard hits and platinum records are cool, but “I just think I’m not satisfied.”
“I’m sorry. I don’t know what [it’s] going to take for me to be satisfied, but I have to keep going. I’m appreciative, but I want more,” the “No More Parties” rapper says.
Coi Leray’s success took off after her Billboard Hot 100 single, “No More Parties,” was certified Platinum by the RIAA in May. A month before, Quality Control signee Lakeyah dropped her second mixtape, In Due Time, to follow her Time’s Up debut. Quality Control is also the home label to fellow rappers Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, City Girls and more.
Meanwhile, North Carolina native Morray closed out 2020 with a major co-sign from fellow North Carolina rapper J. Cole over his debut single, “Quicksand.” For his part, 23-year-old DDG leveraged his social media following to launch a successful music career and release his platinum “Moonwalking in Calabasas Remix,” featuring Blueface. XXL dubbed the song one of the best hip-hop remixes of the last five years.
Other rising artists on the 2021 XXL Freshman list include Flo Milli, Toosi, 42 Dugg, Blxst, Rubi Rose, Iann Dior, and Pooh Shiesty.
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