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.

In a year that's poised to be rife with flourishing female rappers, Saweetie is one of the most promising. The Left Coast spitta exploded onto the scene in late 2017 with "ICY GRL," a confident, paper-stacking anthem that gloriously flips Khia's 2002 classic "My Neck, My Back (Lick It)." The song's video has been played more than 19 million times on YouTube, boosting the anticipation for the Warner Bros. Records artist's first EP, High Maintenance, which dropped this month and features production by Zaytoven and Cash Money AP. Saweetie's melodic tracks have got sass (see "B.A.N.") and offer an exciting snapshot of this starlet's potential.

Now that you've watched her pitch, 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.

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