Even though Tay K is currently sitting behind bars at the moment awaiting trail for murder and robbery charges that he was allegedly involved in from June of 2016, that’s not stopping the Houston rapper from shooting his shot at this year’s XXL Freshman class. In fact, Tay K decided to pen a lengthy letter to the news publication on Monday, trying to convince them of adding him to their annual “Freshman” list.

He wrote in good penmanship…”Ive been dreaming of being a “XXL Freshman” longer than I can remember. Now that I have your attention, I wanna use that to let you guys, along with the world, know why I feel like I deserve to be on the XXL Freshman. Well for starters Im 17 and I have your audience speaks for yourself. I was one of the “souncloud artists” to make the Billboard Hot 100 charts onto of that. I have 100 million views on my hit song “The Race.’ Being a kid that came fro mnothing, I feel like that says a lot and motivates other unfortunate kids to dream big and reach for the stars, making your challenges temporary and your vision permanent.”

The letter was shared on Tay K’s IG, along with the caption: “NO MATTER IF TAY MAKES THE LIST OR NOT HE WANTED ME TO SHARE HIS LETTER HE WROTE TO @xxl I NEED ALL THE RUGRATS TO COMMENT #TAYK4XXL AND TAG @xxl TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR TAY #FREETAYK”

Check out the full letter (below) and let us know if you think Tay K deserves a spot on this year’s list.