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.

After catching fire with "4TSpoon" featuring Playboi Carti and the XXXTentacion and Ski Mask The Slump God-assisted "ILOVEITWHENTHEYRUN" in 2016, Yung Bans quickly joined the list of buzzing Atlanta rappers. His style fits his hometown's trap rap sound, yet his most popular song strays from the formula. Last year's Lil Skies-assisted single "Lonely" features Bans singing on the hook over a spacey soundscape—it's been watched more than 8 million times on YouTube. With "Lonely," other collabs and his self-titled EP series in-tow, Yung Bans has found a way to separate himself from the pack.

Now that you've watched his 2018 XXL Freshman 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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