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.

There’s nothing sheepish about Cincinnati, Ohio rapper Insomniac Lamb$ and for the last few years he’s been actively putting on for his city. A part of the original SoundCloud wave, things got real for the 27-year-old rapper in 2014, when he put out the EPs Fukk Karma and 5 Burds, both of which garnered a substantial buzz. Then Lamb$ earned a spot on tour with Houston’s Maxo Kream the following year, helping to expand his brand.

With his menacing but melodious style, Lamb$ has kept his nose to the grindstone, releasing the projects Fukk Karma 2 (2016), Thanks 4 Nothing (2017), Wake the F**k Up (2017) and Insomniac Vol. 1 (2018). Along the way, he’s collaborated with Lil Uzi Vert, Shy Glizzy, UnoTheActivist and more. His breakout single, “2 Door” featuring Playboi Carti, has landed in the 1 million streams club on SoundCloud.

The hustle hasn’t stopped in 2019 with Lamb$ dropping his latest single, “Fighting Demons” featuring Lil Uzi Vert in January and prepping a new project. He's living proof that what happens in Cin-City gets out sometimes.

Now that you've heard his 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.

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

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