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.

Kari Faux's talent and tenacity have kept her in the game since she released 2014's "No Small Talk," which Childish Gambino remixed for his STN MTN / Kauai project. Since Kari's feature on The Break two years ago, she's gone on to drop her debut album and a follow-up EP, Primary, both of which have been well-received by her fans. Most recently she's taken on the DJ role under the moniker Violet Waters, dropping soulful, curated sets via her Soundcloud account as she prepares to hit the festival circuit this spring.

Now that you've heard her 2018 XXL Freshman 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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