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.

SkinnyFromthe9 is determined to put New Jersey back on the map with his rhymes, and with his viral smash "Love Blast," his goal doesn't seem so far-fetched. The track currently has over 3.2 million streams on his SoundCloud page, and he's got its accompanying visual on the way. Skinny's fan base has grown by the thousands since he emerged on the hip-hop scene last year. Fresh to the game, SkinnyFromthe9 is currently working on his debut project, which is set to drop within the next few months.

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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