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.

Ralo has continued to feed the block within the past 365. The Atlanta rapper dropped his Plugged in With the Cartel mixtape with DJ Kutt Throat in November of 2017, before coming right back with his Diary of the Streets 3 mixtape in February. The latter project features a who's who of trap stars, from Future and Young Thug to Lil Baby and YoungBoy Never Broke Again. The Gucci Mane protégé has no plans of slowing down in 2018.

Now that you've watched his pitch, 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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