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.
It took beating a murder charge for King Von to realize he needed a new plan in life. Upon choosing rap as his career path in 2017, it looks like the 25-year-old Chicago rhymer made the right decision because he started to see success shortly after. He was able to impress his friend Lil Durk so much that Durkio gave Von an opportunity via his Only the Family Entertainment label in 2018. Shortly after, Von had a hit on his hands with the grimy single “Crazy Story,” which would eventually be certified gold and appear on his September 2019 project, Grandson Vol. 1.
Amid more legal issues, Von continued build his resume, appearing on the Family Over Everything compilation in December of 2019 and releasing singles “Rolling” featuring YNW Melly and “Pressin” with Sada Baby. In March, he released a new project, LeVon James, featuring Durk, G Herbo, Tee Grizzley, NLE Choppa and more. His latest single, “Took Her to the O,” is running up streaming numbers, with the visual gaining over 7 million views on YouTube.
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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