Before the 2018 XXL Freshman class will be revealed this summer, the Freshman hopefuls are here to show and prove why they deserve a spot in this year’s class. The 10th Spot voting has officially launched, which means hip-hop's rising newcomers are vying for a spot on the 2018 XXL Freshman cover.

Key Glock is next up in Memphis. Riding the wave of his 2017 Glock Season mixtape and this year's Glock Bond, the rapper, who's Young Dolph's cousin, is continuing to rise. With a knack for songwriting  ("Russian Cream" and "Cocky,"), confidence and an ability to cruise over hard-hitting beats, Key Glock has all the makings of someone we'll be listening to for a long, long time. Look out for his cleverly-titled Glockoma project up next.

Now that you've watched his pitch below, it's time to vote. The 2018 XXL Freshman 10th Spot will run for one week. This is where the public gets the chance to vote an artist into the XXL Freshman Class. Go here to make your vote count for your favorite artist.

Once you've voted, head over to XXL’s YouTube page to take a look back at the 2017 XXL Freshman Class, which featured A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Aminé, Kap G, Kamaiyah, Kyle, Madeintyo, Playboi Carti, PnB Rock, Ugly God and 10th spot winner XXXTentacion.

And watch all the 2018 XXL Freshman pitch videos that have been released on XXL's YouTube page here.

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