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.

Chicago hip-hop has always found a way to stay in the conversation and this year, 20-year-old Chi-town natve Polo G is helping to steer the talk back to the city. After his 2018 song, "Finer Things," took off, Polo G has been off and running. The song's accompanying video has 35 million YouTube views, and the songs he released later on, like 2019's "Battle Cry" and the Lil Tjay-assisted "Pop Out," also boast millions of streams on their own.

With his hotly-anticipated solo project, Die a Legend, on the way, the Columbia Records artist has big goals for himself; counting him out wouldn't be wise.

Polo G's pitch features him speaking on how he's assisted in the latest wave of attention that Chicago hip-hop has received. He also talks about how quickly his music has picked up momentum. In addition to that, he wants to use his music to inspire people, considering he's found his own version of success.

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've 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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