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.

Coming from the small town of East Arlington, Texas, Splurge is using the internet and word of mouth to get his name out there. He's only been rapping for about two years, dropping Glockeeee, Glen Baby and SPLURGE GO! from 2017 to 2018. With an unmistakably deep voice and way of rapping that sounds almost as if each bar melts into the next, the 17-year-old artist has figured out his niche and is looking to go nowhere but north. With more projects slated for 2019 and each video he drops taking off (including his biggest song so far, "Intro Part 2"), the young Texan is primed for a big year.

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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