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.
Jackboy believes his time is now and has no qualms with taking his spot at the top. As a member of Kodak Black’s Sniper Gang, the 22-year-old Pompano Beach, Fla. native has risen in the rap game alongside Bill Kapri while strong-arming a path of his own. Active since 2016, Jackboy first started stirring things up with the gritty debut project Stick Up Kid, which was followed by 2017’s New Jack City. The same year, he put out the single “Grimace,” which has since garnered over 12 million views on YouTube. His follow-up track, the Kodak-featured track “G to the A,” has pushed past 50 million views.
Following some legal issues, he was more active than ever in 2019, delivering the two projects JackNDaBox and Lost in My Mind. With Kodak currently behind bars, Jackboy is stepping up to the forefront. He recently released the singles “For That” featuring Tec and “Freedom of Speech,” and has plans to drop a new, self-titled project in 2020.
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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