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.
It didn’t take 19-year-old rapper Lil Loaded long at all to catch a wave. In fact, it happened almost overnight. The second song the Dallas, Texas native recorded, “6locc 6a6y” (using a beat he found on YouTube), turned into a viral hit in the summer of 2019 after YouTuber Tommy Craze posted a reaction video to the track when it dropped. In just seven months, the menacing single has amassed over 10 million YouTube views.
The follow-up, “Gang Unit,” gained even more traction with 11 million YouTube views and earned the rapper props from the likes of Polo G and NLE Choppa. Loaded released his debut project, 6locc 6a6y, in December of 2019 and plans to take his campaign to the next level 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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