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.

If anyone from the DMV has a legit shot at superstardom, it's probably Prince George's County, Md.'s own Idk, a rapper whose combination of rhyme technique and wholistic approach to music-making are close to unrivaled in his generation of MCs. Idk can body a freestyle ("Hello Pt. 3") as easily as he can create a banger ("17 With the 38") and he's got just the right sort of intermittently eccentric vocal ticks to make for an interesting listen no matter what. Projects like last year's IWasVeryBad showcase all of these qualities in spades.

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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