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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.
Hailing from the DMV, specifically Landover, Md., Xanman is a 19-year-old rapper who's gained a lot of momentum for his sing-song delivery paired with gun-toting rhymes over the last year. Known for his punchlines, Xanman's rise began while he was still in jail in late 2018. It was in November of that year that he unloaded Like Tony, Pt 5, a project that solidified his spot as an artist to watch after he already spent five years prior seriously rapping. That same year in 2018, his video for "Point" was viewed over 2 million times on YouTube.
Xanman, who's also gotten into producing, continued building upon that buzz in 2019, with "Gucci Down," a track that has been streamed 2 million times on SoundCloud and YouTube combined and 3 milli on Spotify. In 2019, he started dropping an incredible amount of material, unloading Xan Servin 4, Big Plug Nigga, Hell Yeah and Broken before the year ended. Continuing his rise, Xanman has kept his foot on the gas by dropping his latest project, I'm a Bad Person, on March 20. With several projects out and a buzz that continues growing, Xanman is now looking to appear on the 2020 XXL Freshman cover.
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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