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.

South Central, Los Angeles rapper and singer Duckwrth is a man of many talents, creating music that borrows from funk and hip-hop in an evenly balanced mix. Last year saw him catching the biggest hit of his career with the bouncy "MICHUUL," a track from his 2016 album I'm Uugly. He built on that momentum with his latest work, An Xtra Uugly Mixtape. Now that he has a tour on the way and newfound faraway fans, the best is yet to come for Duckwrth.

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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