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.
YSN Flow just turned 16 years old, but he's already the fastest-rising artist to come out of Cleveland, Ohio in years. Blessed with a knack for melody, Flow was gaining traction in the rap world for the last two years, unloading his breakout song, "Want Beef," early last year. Since being released, the song, a remix of which features Quando Rondo, has been streamed a combined 32.6 million times on SoundCloud and YouTube.
After dropping songs like "Illegal Weapons" and "Geeked Up" in subsequent months, he's only been going up. Last month, he unloaded his latest single, "Like That." Now, the Republic Records artist is trying to head to the 2020 XXL Freshman cover.
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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