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.

JayWay Sosa isn't yet a nationally recognized name, but projects like last year's Godspeed Reloaded prove he probably should be. With a gritty, frontline street perspective and a husky southern drawl that lends itself well to heavy trap beats, Sosa's begun to garner himself a sizable fan base throughout his native Charlotte, N.C., marking him as one of the potentially great artists to emerge from the state. Tracks like last year's "#FreeKevinGates" showcase his potential, and 2018 could be even bigger.

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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