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Info we have all been waiting for.. XXL FRESHMAN 2O12 FRESHMAN MAG COVER

Nice to see Seattle Hip Hop get the credit it deserves for the artist who ARE giving it there all!  The nation doesn’t know too much about our music scene here in the 206 - but with the rise of talent emerging on the scene we are at the brink of making it big!  Homage to Macklemore for his dedication and enduring all of the “White Rapper” stereotypes!

While, many still don’t know who Iggy Azalea is… you do now! I came across her music months ago and have been trying to get her in Seattle to perform every since - creative, sexy, flow, personality, edge and more.

Take some time to check up on here, several posts are in my blog on recent press!

Roscoe Dash, must I say more? He is a favorite artist of mine - many didn’t click to his latest project.  According to the artist’s interviews, he has much more in store for us!

We must keep in mind these are FRESHMAN - which translates means they still have a long road ahead, and a lot to learn! XXL Just allowed the public to pick the next generation of rap sensations… I hope they all can keep up!

Now, the info you have been waiting for:

The XXL Freshmen Class of 2012 is: 

 Future, Kid Ink, Danny Brown, French Montana, Roscoe Dash, Macklemore, Don Trip, Machine Gun Kelly, Hopsin and Iggy Azalea. 

I voted, my artist is present, and all of my picks… just confirms my good ear for talent :)

Last year XXL 2011 Freshmen included Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi The Prynce, Lil Twist, Yelawolf, Fred The Godson, Mac Miller, YG, Lil B, Kendrick Lamar, Diggy Simmons. XXL:

"In the past five years that XXL has been picking Freshman classes, never once has making the list been easy. This year included. Similar to 2011, the hype around the Freshmen Class has continued to grow by leaps and bounds, surprising even us with its popularity. For this class the buzz began earlier than ever, four months before the cover was even shot. And it seemed like everyone had a list. From subdued music fans to diehard rap junkies, from Twitter stalkers to industry heavies and featherweights, folks wanted their list to be the XXL list. We listened, asked opinions, took notes." via XXL MAG

Congrats to all the artist, Roscoe Dash, Iggy, Macklemore, and Machine Gun Kelly at the top of my list for Game Changers this year!

Written by Katoya Palmer owner of ToyBox Consulting of Seattle, WA. Twitter: @katoya318 Email:

Save the Date

@kirkobangz hosts filming of an exclusive Aquarius Celebration in Seattle with several local celebrities RSVP’d.

January 28th, 2012 - ToyBox Consulting and sponsors presents the first of a specially planned Horoscope Series Celebration, and bringing in a New Year and honoring Seattle’s Urban Events scene and not to forget… the AQUARIUS and lovers of Aquarius.

We are adopting a “Hollywood” with a Vegas style event management themed event with Special Guests, Celebrities, Red Carpet, and a full blown Camera Crew following the event hosts all throughout the evening.  Cocktail attire is required.  Dress Code will be strictly enforced at this event in an effort to raise the bar even MORE in the city.

So far, we will have LIVE performances by Kirko Bangs.

Houston bred artist of the best song last summer “What yo Name Iz, “ and recently, performed with Big Sean  in his home town. He is also nominated for the New York Magazine XXL’s 2012 Freshman, which has predicted the success of artist such as Lupe Fiasco, J.Cole, Freddie Gibbs, Big Sean, Joell Ortiz, Wale, B.o.B and Kid Cudi.

Alongside Kirko up for nomination are: Black Cobain, French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Kreayshawn, Machine Gun Kelly, SEATTLE’S OWN Macklemore, Roscoe Dash, and more!

Voting ends on January 1st 2012,

ToyBox will also be hosting it’s FIRST “All Ladies Night out” Event of the year.  A quarterly event hosted as an evening the ladies can look forward to every season, especially those who don’t make it out much.  It’s an evening to get “Fancy!”  The Fall event brought out about several and this event is sure to exceed the last!

There are several things planned for the night.

Stay tuned for several updates and releases as the planning continues! 


Katoya Palmer

1700 21st Ave Suite 204

Seattle, Washington 98114