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.

With an authentic street perspective, Boosie BadAzz comparisons, 30 million YouTube views and the untapped potential that accompanies being a teenager, Bogalusa, La.'s own JayDaYoungan has all the makings of a future rap superstar. Since dropping his debut tape, Ruffwayy, in February of 2017, his profile's absolutely exploded. His latest visual for “Interstate” broke 4 million views in under a month's time. It doesn't look like he's slowing down anytime soon, and his next stop could be on the front cover of 2018 XXL's Freshman issue.

Now that you've watched his pitch in the 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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