Bri Steves’ Pitch for 2019 XXL Freshman
Before the 2019 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 will launch on March 25, which means hip-hop's rising newcomers are vying for a spot on the 2019 XXL Freshman cover.
Bri Steves is a rare breed and the rapper/singer/self-taught producer and engineer is starting to make major waves. The 25-year-old Temple University graduate, who calls Philadelphia home, bypassed the working world and started putting up buzzworthy freestyles on SoundCloud early on in her career. She began rocking area showcases with her bubbly breakout single “Summer’s Mine,” a play on the Fresh Prince’s “Summertime,” in 2016. After dropping more singles and fielding offers from labels, she signed to Atlantic Records in May of 2018.
It’s been only up from there. Offering a gamut of emotions through her music, Bri has gained popularity with tracks like “Jealousy,” “Regrets,” “Late Night” and “Miami.” Last year she toured with H.E.R., traveled the East Coast on her own HBCU tour and performed with Kendrick Lamar at 2018 Made in America Festival. Currently working on her debut album, Bri has collaborated with the likes of Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, Rich The Kid, Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih and more.
Now that you've heard her pitch, remember to vote for your favorite artist beginning March 25. The 2019 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 voted, head over to XXL’s YouTube page to take a look back at the 2018 XXL Freshman Class, which featured Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral and Trippie Redd.
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