Tierra Whack’s Pitch for 2019 XXL Freshman
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.
Tierra Whack is hip-hop’s wackiest new name. The Philly artist has captivated fans with her eccentric style and bizarre videos—see 2018’s innovative Whack World, a collection of 15 one-minute audiovisuals that serve up a multitude of looks, feels and sounds. Her dystopian video for “Mumbo Jumbo” is so eye-catching that it earned a 2018 Grammy nomination for Best Music Video alongside clips like The Carters’ "Apeshit" and Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.”
But the 23-year-old artist doesn’t solely rely on visuals. Check her Instagram account for bite-sized, wordplay-thick freestyle sessions. After dropping a series of loosie tracks throughout February and March as part of her own branded #WhackHistoryMonth, Tierra Whack is setting up for a big (and wacky) 2019.
Now that you've heard her 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.
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