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.
While it takes some rappers years of grinding and honing their craft for their careers to set sail, others quickly catch a wave. Lil Migo has only been rapping for two years, yet, the Memphis rapper has accomplished big things. After gathering a street buzz in 2018, his first regional hit, “Rockstar,” was released in the spring of 2019. The single has since amassed over 2 million views on YouTube. A compilation of loose singles followed that summer titled Mud 2 the Plug EP.
The buzz generated from the project was enough to convince Yo Gotti, who publicly offered Lil Migo a $500,000 deal on Instagram late last year. A couple weeks later, he signed with Heavy Camp/CMG in November of 2019. He released the Price of Fame EP in January and has been expanding his audience on Blac Youngsta’s Church on Sunday Tour while his new single “Letter to the Industry” picks up steam. Streets on fuego.
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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