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.

Yung Pinch has been building his following through singing and rapping for a while now. The Huntington Beach, Calif. native's consistency has helped him out; last month he dropped the latest edition of his Valentine's Day EP series 4EVERHEARTBROKE3, and he's continued to drop new music every Friday under his #4EverFriday hashtag. His song "Smoke & Drive," featuring Blackbear and P-Lo, has amassed nearly 3 million streams in roughly two months. With his online traction and dedication to making music, things are looking up for Yung Pinch.

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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