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.
Straight out of South Central, Los Angeles, AzChike has an unmistakable voice and style. He has the look of a skater and the lyrics of a turnt street rapper. The combo is clearly working, as his 2017 single "Burn Rubber Again (Remix)" has been streamed over 20 million times across YouTube and SoundCloud. Far from a one-viral-hit-wonder, the 24-year-old rapper has also gained millions of streams off bangers like "Licked Up" and "Strapped Up." Songs like those feature Chike's clever quips and unique cadences, adding his own twist on that thumping L.A. rap sound.
His most recent project is 2019's aptly-titled Rich & Ratchet. At some point this year, The Machine Works-Atlantic Records artist plans to drop off a new EP titled Yors Truly, which means fans won't have to wait too much longer for a fresh batch of new AzChike sounds.
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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