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 what's an exceedingly rare occurrence for ascendant rap stars of today, Token burst into the spotlight with a standout freestyle. This one came on Sway in the Morning in 2016, and since then, the 19-year-old Salem, Mass. native's stock's only seen an uptick. More than a freestyle savant, Token showcases some supreme storytelling abilities on tracks like "I Still Believe in Heroes," which is a song dedicated to his mother. On tracks like "Doozy," he once again reveals the rapping ability of a phenom. Now, it's time for him to take the next step.

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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