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.
NLE Choppa is only 17 and is making major waves. The Memphis rhymer is already a CEO at his young age with his No Love Entertainment imprint, and has amassed over 1 billion streams across all platforms since making his debut just over a year ago. He came into the game with his breakout hit "Shotta Flow," which now sits at over 126 million views since its January of 2019 release.
Choppa's been putting in work on his own before the major labels came calling. Last summer, he announced a partnership between his NLE label and Warner Records. The rap newcomer already has six gold ("Shotta Flow (Remix)," "Shotta Flow 2," "Shotta Flow 3," "Capo") and platinum ("Shotta Flow," "Camelot") certifications he's accumulated. Plus, his recent EP, Cottonwood, debuted just before 2020 began, and features appearances from Blueface and Meek Mill. Solidifying his rising status in the game, the project debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard 200 upon its release. Now, he's got another banger ready for the charts with the CashmoneyAP and Los Hendrix-produced track "Walk Em Down" featuring Roddy Ricch.
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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