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, launches today (March 30), which means hip-hop's rising newcomers are vying for a spot on the 2020 XXL Freshman cover.
Consequence's son Caiden was born to do this. The 8-year-old rhymer got his start spitting alongside his pops on the 2015 record "That Dude" when he was only 4, and it's been a steady come up for him ever since. Caiden's remixes of Lil Nas X's song "Old Town Road" and his ode to Nicki Minaj called "Dream About Nicki" have earned him nods from the entertainers themselves. He even got social media reposts from Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface Killah when he flipped Casanova’s track “So Brooklyn” to pay homage to his hometown of Staten Island. With the guidance of his rap veteran father, young Caiden is preparing both his upcoming mixtape, No. 1 Draft Pick, and his debut album, Just Being a Kid.
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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