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.

Born in Kingston, then settling in New Jersey and New York City, Chris Matic has experienced it all. His love of singing and rapping started back home in Jamaica, and he carried it on with him into adulthood. Now, at 24 years old, Chris blends his dancehall origins with his modern rap tastes, and seamlessly switches between the two. His latest freestyle is titled "Calories," on which he takes a spin on Cam'ron and Prodigy's classic collab, "Losin' Weight." Chris Matic has more freestyles in the chamber and a new EP on the way, and is aiming to become a fresh lyrical force out of NYC.

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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