Before the 2020 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, powered by SoundCloud, launched Monday (March 30), which means hip-hop's rising newcomers are vying for a spot on the 2020 XXL Freshman cover.
Twenty-four-year-old Brooklyn native ABG Neal got his start in the gym, making waves as an amateur boxer before rap took over his day-to-day. In 2019, the Cuban-American rhymer started picking up steam with songs like "Forrest Gump" and "Popped & Panicking," which have amassed nearly 3 million YouTube views and 1.4 million YouTube views, respectively.
Now signed to Cinematic Music Group, home to Cam'ron, Joey Bada$$ and more, ABG Neal released his latest project, Trapstar 2 Rapstar, in March. The 13-track effort is anchored by the lead single "Really Rich," which garnered over 1 million views on YouTube in under two months.
Now that you've heard his pitch, remember to vote for your favorite artist beginning March 30. The 2020 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 2019 XXL Freshman Class, which features DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, YBN Cordae, Rico Nasty, Gunna, Comethazine, Tierra Whack, Lil Mosey, Roddy Ricch, Blueface and YK Osiris.
And watch all the 2020 XXL Freshman pitch videos that have been released on XXL’s YouTube page here.
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