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.

With palpable confidence and a knack for making bangers, Tate Kobang is one of the very best the DMV has to offer. For the last three years or so, the Baltimore native has provided a steady stream of tracks you can bump in your whip while racking up tons of SoundCloud streams in the process. "Bank Rolls" and "North North" come to mind. With an unmistakable charisma and the songwriting skills to pop, Kobang's got a lot going on, and with your vote, a spot on the 2018 XXL Freshman cover could be in his future.

Now that you've watched his pitch below, 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.

And watch all the 2018 XXL Freshman pitch videos that have been released on XXL's YouTube page here.

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