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.

Trippie Redd put Canton, Ohio on the musical map when he blew up a couple of years ago, and now, fellow Canton native Fijimacintosh, who's also Trippie's cousin, is looking to leave his own mark. Over the last year and some change, 17-year-old Fiji has developed a sizable buzz by dropping off colorful, trap-infused projects like Satellite Crash and, most recently, his seven-track Teenage Disillusionment mixtape. Songs from both the Empire artist's projects have been streamed millions of times, and it feels like that's just the start for the young rapper.

Now that you've heard his pitch, remember to vote for your favorite artist beginning March 25. The 2019 XXLFreshman 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 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.

And watch all the 2019 XXL Freshman pitch videos that have been released on XXL's YouTube page here.

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