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.

Gone are the days when rappers just… rapped. Today’s hip-hop is a bubbling caldron of different styles, genres and aesthetics that have changed the game. Lil West is a prime example of one of these multi-dimensional acts. Fusing hip-hop, rock, EDM and emo, the 20-year old entertainer is carving his own lane in the game.

From a dot on the map called Bridgeville, Del., West’s journey began in 2015 with the trippy introductory EP, Indigo. More projects and collabs with the likes of 21 Savage (“WYM”) and Rich The Kid (“Soon to Be (Remix)”) followed. In 2017, West was scooped up by Nomad Music Group/Republic Records and put out the offering LW17. His new project, Vex Pt. 1, dropped in March and is produced entirely by “Mo Bamba” production duo, Take A Daytrip.

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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