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.
After coming up from the bottom, FredRarrii is riding to his final destination of success in the rap game. Calling the infamous Liberty Square neighborhood in Miami home, the South Florida rhymer with a penchant for melodic street tales only started taking rap seriously after seeing his first real release “Ain’t Worried” take off locally in early 2017. The song appeared on his debut mixtape, Young Nigga World, Young Nigga Way, which came out the same year. Off the strength of the project, his buzz quickly started to expand.
A previous friendship with YFN Lucci led Fred to sign with the Atlanta rapper’s YFNBC Entertainment label via Epic Records in May of 2018. With major backing, he spent 2019 releasing more content and putting together his debut commercial project, Perfect Timing, which came out in January and features a guest list of DaBaby, MoneyBagg Yo, Yungeen Ace and 9lokknine, and the single "Hellcat." With more in store for 2020, he plans to shift into a new gear. All gas, no breaks.
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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