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.
There's something about an artist who's full of life and loves the position he's in, and that's a description that fits 24-year-old Fivio Foreign, a rapper who handles his career with the ease of someone who's always been ready for his moment. The Brooklyn rapper began to break out on the rap scene with "Big Drip," a track he dropped last June. The BK drill song subsequently took over the city streets before turning into an online sensation thanks to a fun, dance-filled video that racked up 21 million views in six months. Those feel-good vibes shine through in both his Freshman pitch and his other music videos.
The Columbia Records signee is also beginning to rack up big-time industry co-signs. In his young career, he's already collaborated with Lil Baby, Quavo ("Big Drip (Remix)), Tory Lanez (Lanez's "K Lo K") and Rich The Kid ("Richer Than Ever"), and it's safe to say that list will only grow. After dropping his debut major label EP, Pain and Love, last November, Fivio has fans across the country waiting to see what he'll do next. In the near future, he's set to unload his new project in April. After that, he hopes to be named a 2020 XXL Freshman.
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.