Before the 2019 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 will launch on March 25, which means hip-hop’s rising newcomers are vying for a spot on the 2019 XXL Freshman cover.
Last year, Gnar turned heads when he filmed himself willingly being shot while wearing a bulletproof vest, but his music has more firepower than an internet clip for clout. Splitting his childhood between the Bay Area and Atlanta, Gnar struck success quickly in music: His second song ever, “Ride Wit Da Fye,” took off, garnering the skateboarder-turnt-spitter more than 3 million SoundCloud streams to date.
His debut mixtape, Gnar Lif3, dropped in September 2018, housing the Lil Skies collaboration “Drop Top Benz,” which has been played more than 16 million times via Spotify. Gnar’s talents extend beyond his aggressive, high-energy music, too. Gnar also launched his own Gnarcotic skating apparel line when he was just 18 years old.
Now that you’ve heard his pitch, remember to vote for your favorite artist beginning March 25. The 2019 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 2018 XXL Freshman Class, which featured Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral and Trippie Redd.
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