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.
Sacramento, Calif.'s own Stunna Girl is one of TikTok's many success stories. The 21-year-old rapper spent her youth in and out of jail but turned to rap as an outlet and released her first music video, "Real Rap," at the top of 2018. Just over a year later, her breakthrough came when her song "Runway" randomly blew up on TikTok, spawning millions of videos of users dancing to the track and doing the corresponding #RunwayChallenge.
That song peaked at No. 8 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart and attracted admirers among the likes of Epic Records, who soon signed the young rhymer. She's currently preparing her major label debut effort after dropping her first official 17-track project, YKWTFGO. With a frenetic delivery and some relentlessly street bars, Stunna Girl's aiming for the top.
Now that you've heard her 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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