SoundCloud and XXL, leading voices in hip-hop and new music discovery, announced today they have partnered to present the XXL Freshman Class 10th spot. As part of the partnership, SoundCloud will be the featured player for all audio content and provide a series of resources and guides to help aspiring artists take the next step in their careers, share their music, connect with millions of listeners, and set themselves up to vie for a spot on next year’s Freshman Class.
“Over the past five years, more than two-thirds of the Freshman Class featured artists who released their music and built their fanbases on SoundCloud, first–including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch and more,” said Anthony Gabriele, SVP, Marketing and Subscriptions, SoundCloud. “SoundCloud and XXL have a shared DNA for amplifying what’s next in music and with this partnership, we’re excited to launch the Freshman Class 10th spot to celebrate and amplify the next generation of hip-hop talent.”
“We are thrilled to partner with SoundCloud on the XXL Freshman Class 10th spot. It’s the perfect match for this program since SoundCloud is the most important platform for all aspiring artists to get their music heard and XXL is the outlet that showcases them,” said XXL’s Editor-in-Chief, Vanessa Satten. “We are extremely excited about this year’s roll-out and look forward to seeing how many people vote!”
Reaching over two million fans from more than 200 countries each year, the XXL Freshman Class is XXL’s annual music discovery program showcasing the most exciting artists on the rise in hip-hop. Fans can visit XXLmag.com from March 30th through April 6th to vote to help their favorite new artist take the final spot.
In addition, SoundCloud will be launching a social series, “Spit a 16,” inspired by the freestyle rhymes of the Freshman Class pitch video format. The series will feature an ever growing round up of up-and-coming hip-hop artists performing their verses straight to camera. Creators can share their work across any social media network and tag SoundCloud in their content for a chance to be featured.
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