XXL Freshman 2016 is coming and the freshman hopefuls are gearing up to possibly make this year’s class. With the 10th Spot voting happening now, we have to let the potentials tell us why they should appear on this year’s cover.

Up next, Skizzy Mars. The NYC native has been building a buzz for the past five years, first gaining notoriety in 2011 upon the release of his first single “Douchebag." Fast forward to the present and the 22-year-old is signed to Atlantic Records, has released two mixtapes, Phases (2013) and Pace (2014), an EP, The Red Balloon Project, and is readying his debut album, Alone Together. Watch above as he tells us why he should appear on the coveted XXL Freshman list.

The 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 to XXL’s YouTube page to check out The 2015 XXL Freshman Class, which featured Fetty Wap, DeJ Loaf, GoldLink, K Camp, OG Maco, Raury, Shy Glizzy, Tink, Vince Staples, and Kidd Kidd.

Watch some of the other Freshman pitches below. To watch all Freshman 2016 videos that have been released, click here.

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