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.

Queens hasn't had a rapper go mainstream since Nicki Minaj, but newcomer LouGotCash is determined to top the charts this year. After dropping Lounited $tates of America and That's a Great Name in 2016, he was picked up by DJ Self's Gwinin Entertainment. At the top of 2018, Lou dropped his biggest single, "Make 10," which has been getting radio play nationwide. Shortly after, he was signed to Republic Records, and has since dropped another mixtape, Lounited $tates of America, Pt. 2. He's been spotted in the studio with Trippie Redd and a ton of producers in preparation for his forthcoming debut LP, Louniversal, which is scheduled to drop in the next few months.

Now that you've heard 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 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.

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