XV Songs


Mic Phenom ft. XV & Toya - Yellow Brick Road Artwork

Mic Phenom ft. XV & Toya - Yellow Brick Road

Mic Phenom‘s first feature may find him journeying down the Yellow Brick Road, but don’t get it twisted; unlike Dorothy’s companions, the Washington rhymesayer doesn’t lack for brains, courage or...Read More

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Lorenzo Asher

Lorenzo Asher ft. XV - The Undying Brave

Normally, I try to remove my personal opinion from a feature write-up, but not today. Wow…. Lorenzo Asher‘s latest single has knocked my socks off. It may be a brave step to put my opinions out there, but I was...Read More

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XV - My Town Artwork

XV - My Town

As his fans already know, XV hails from a distant planet named Squaria. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have mad love for his place of residence here on Earth. The Warner Bros. signee’s latest feature, a...Read More

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Lorenzo Asher ft. XV - The Color of Ignorance Artwork

Lorenzo Asher ft. XV - The Color of Ignorance

Having contemplated his prospects in the hip-hop game on his debut feature, the aptly-titled Begin, Lorenzo Asher shifts his gaze to the larger social landscape on single number two off his forthcoming full-length. On The...Read More

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Paul Marz ft. XV - Kindness For Weakness Artwork

Paul Marz ft. XV - Kindness For Weakness

On his Booth debut, Staten Island native Paul Marz warns listeners about mistaking his Kidness For Weakness. This is a slightly confusing message, however, as the emcee’s on the mic approach doesn’t sound overly...Read More

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XV - C3PO Artwork

XV - C3PO

Later today, Square Bound Music/Warner Bros. rhymesayer XV will be unleashing his 4:15 Mixtape Anthology, a project compiling highlights off each of his street albums to date, as well as four previously-unreleased cuts. One...Read More

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XV - Everyday Life Artwork

XV - Everyday Life

Last Friday, Kansas City beatsmith The Awesome Sound celebrated his 22nd birthday. XV, the producer’s cousin and frequent collaborator, didn’t want listeners to be left out of the festivities. Thus, he...Read More

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Sikai ft. XV - Falling Star Artwork

Sikai ft. XV - Falling Star

Sikai’s latest effort, off of his forthcoming project release, is entitled Falling Star even though the Stamford, Connecticut emcee is anything but a descending virtuoso. In fact, I think its safe to say write he is quite...Read More

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Emilio Rojas ft. XV & Chris Webby - Nobody F**king With Me Artwork

Emilio Rojas ft. XV & Chris Webby - Nobody F**king With Me

Earlier this month, when we unveiled the winners of the fifth annual Best of the Booth Awards,  Emilio Rojas took home the Staff Pick trophy for “Breaking Through in 2013.” It might be a little early to start patting...Read More

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Odd Couple & Uno Hype ft. Erick Arc Elliot & XV - 100 Feet Up Artwork

Odd Couple & Uno Hype ft. Erick Arc Elliot & XV - 100 Feet Up

Back in June, we heard Uno Hype lend his guest stylings to Average Guy, a track off Odd Couple‘s then-forthcoming Separated at Birth EP. Evidently, the DMV rhymesayer and Chi-town beat duo enjoyed working together, as...Read More

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XV - Be There Be Square Artwork

XV - Be There Be Square

I never thought I’d find myself comparing XV to classic-rocker Huey Lewis, but the two musicians agree on at least one thing: it’s hip to be square. On mixtape standout Be There Be Square, the spacefaring Wichita...Read More

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XV - Rise Artwork

XV - Rise

In mythology the phoenix is said to Rise from its own ashes as it’s reborn, and while Kansas rapper XV‘s latest record has absolutely nothing to do with mythology the emcee does seem to take on a sense of bravado...Read More

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Gameboi ft. XV & Jon Connor - Top Of The World Artwork

Gameboi ft. XV & Jon Connor - Top Of The World

I hear it’s pretty lonely at the top so lets consider the trio of wordsmiths consisting of Gameboi, XV, and Jon Connor your friendly neighborhood loners on former’s latest world premiere Top Of The World. While...Read More

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Sam Scott ft. XV - Shake The Ground Artwork

Sam Scott ft. XV - Shake The Ground

A Boston-born, Minnesota-based vocalist meets Kansas emcee? Who says boundaries aren’t broken everyday in Hip-Hop? Roughly one month after making his DJBooth debut with We Get Around, crooner Sam Scott has returned to...Read More

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XV ft. ScHoolboy Q - AaaHH! Real Monsters Artwork

XV ft. ScHoolboy Q - AaaHH! Real Monsters

I never thought I’d see the day when ScHoolboy Q, the author of such children’s favorites as Nightmare on Figg St. and Druggy Wit Hoes was on a track named after a mid-‘90s Nickelodeon show, but I guess that just goes...Read More

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XV ft. Raja - OccupyMusic Artwork

XV ft. Raja - OccupyMusic

Like what the #Occupy movement is doing, but too lazy to to take it to the streets? You’re in luck—Booth fave XV has pioneered a new way to fight against the 1% from the comfort of your very own headphones. OK, to...Read More

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XV ft. Slim The Mobster - Andy Warhol Artwork

XV ft. Slim The Mobster - Andy Warhol

Ever since pop art icon Andy Warhol made his famous declaration that,“in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” celebrities have been nervously checking their watches in anticipation of 15:01....Read More

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XV - Be There, Be Square Artwork

XV - Be There, Be Square

Back in 2009, XV stated that Everybody’s Nobody. On his new record, Be There Be Square, the first release from his upcoming Popular Culture project, Vizzy states his grandmother told him “set out to be something, not...Read More

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XV - Stone Cold (3:16) [Freestyle] Artwork

XV - Stone Cold (3:16) [Freestyle]

Originally featured in early April, Kendrick Lamar‘s Read More

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Omen ft. Dyme A Duzin, XV, Denzil Porter & TS Rose - EverLasting Artwork

Omen ft. Dyme A Duzin, XV, Denzil Porter & TS Rose - EverLasting

With his forthcoming solo album still lacking a release date, Grammy-winning beatsmith Omen continues his promotional push with freshly-minted single EverLasting. On this smooth yet upbeat selection the headliner’s...Read More

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XV ft. Freddy High - Now Let’s Go In Artwork

XV ft. Freddy High - Now Let’s Go In

XV, with the help of Freddy High, has a new banger on his hands with the release of Now Let’s Go In. Opening up with a high pitched synth pattern and choir sounding harmonizing in the background, by the time the drums...Read More

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XV ft. Sez Batters - Squarian Anthem Artwork

XV ft. Sez Batters - Squarian Anthem

Put your right hand over your heart, Booth readers; it’s time for the Squarian Anthem. With the kickoff of his Midwest State of Mind Tour less than two weeks away, spacefaring emcee XV has dropped off a new promo single...Read More

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XV - #EndOfTheWorld Artwork

XV - #EndOfTheWorld

It’s 2012, Booth readers, and you know what that means: the apocalypse is just 12 short months away. XV, for one, can’t freaking wait; on the Kansas City phenom’s latest EP leak, a sizzling synth...Read More

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XV ft. Betty Trouble - Learn To Fly Artwork

XV ft. Betty Trouble - Learn To Fly

Hailing from the Great Plains, I can count with one hand how many artists from my state have made it to the national stage in hip-hop. Zero. The same goes for the nearby states of Arkansas and Kansas. Wichita native XV is on...Read More

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XV - 27 Club Artwork

XV - 27 Club

What do Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse and Jim Morrison have in common? Yes, they were all musical icons who died of drug overdoses, but that’s only half the answer—every single one of them was...Read More

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XV - Chaka Shao Khan Artwork

XV - Chaka Shao Khan

Urban music buffs in The DJBooth are likely aware of Chaka Shao Khan‘s impressive achievements in the musical realm. What you may not know is that the Chicago pop-funk-songstress is also the evil emperor of Outworld,...Read More

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Los ft. XV - Get It Artwork

Los ft. XV - Get It

It’s been a few months since Los stepped into the Booth with a fresh solo feature (Finally Here hit our front page in July), but don’t get it twisted—the Baltimore spitter (and freestyle series alum) is...Read More

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XV ft. GLC, Emilio Rojas & Casey Veggies - Blame Yourself Artwork

XV ft. GLC, Emilio Rojas & Casey Veggies - Blame Yourself

Are you a female who rejected XV‘s advances in the past, but are now having second thoughts. Well, “you can only Blame Yourself” for the fix you’re in—though, as the Wichita fave (and freestyle...Read More

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XV - Boss Level Artwork

XV - Boss Level

Fresh off scoring rave reviews for appropriately-titled EP title track Awesome just this Monday, Booth fave XV returns to our pages with another fresh release. On Boss Level, the reader fave indulges his well-known affection...Read More

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XV ft. Pusha T - Awesome Artwork

XV ft. Pusha T - Awesome

What’s got two thumbs and knows how to spit rhymes? No, it’s not this guy—I’m probably only marginally better at spitting rhymes than your four-year-old sister. It’s that guy; you know, the guy whose...Read More

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Donny Goines ft. Bun B, XV, Pill & DJ Corbett - Champions Anthem Artwork

Donny Goines ft. Bun B, XV, Pill & DJ Corbett - Champions Anthem

Rap anthems are typically geared towards those struggling to succeed against long odds, whether their mission is to hustle their way out of the streets, succeed in an overcrowded music game, or simply be as much of a player...Read More

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XV - Hoop Dreams Artwork

XV - Hoop Dreams

If you ask XV, his hustle is just like the film Inception... or is it more like an XBOX shooter? Actually, it’s none of the above—as the Kansas City repper (and freestyle series alum) reveals on Hoop Dreams,...Read More

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XV ft. Trae The Truth - Batteries Artwork

XV ft. Trae The Truth - Batteries

As our own DJ Z remarked last week, when the Kansas City repper stepped into the Booth with The Kick, XV is the master of the concept record—whether he’s drawing from cinematic source or coining a broader analogy,...Read More

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XV - The Kick Artwork

XV - The Kick

On a highly-acclaimed 2009 mixtape single, XV compared his musical grind to the death-defying chases and vertiginoius leaps of PS3/XBox classic Mirror’s Edge. Two years and change later, the Kansas City native’s...Read More

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XV - BITSTU (Freestyle) Artwork

XV - BITSTU (Freestyle)

Not seen in the Booth since he celebrated reaching the 30k Twitter follow plateau with 30,000 (Feet up in the Sky) back in June, house fave (and freestyle series alum) XV reminds us he’s still alive, well, and on his...Read More

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Jabee ft. XV - Beautiful Day (Remix) Artwork

Jabee ft. XV - Beautiful Day (Remix)

How do you make a Beautiful Day even more beautiful? Throw XV into the mix, of course! On the official remix of Jabee‘s Seven-produced EP standout, Jabee is joined on the mic by Kansas CIty-repping Booth fave (and...Read More

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Omen ft. XV, 4IZE, Ashton Travis & Jigsaw the Puzzla - Applause Artwork

Omen ft. XV, 4IZE, Ashton Travis & Jigsaw the Puzzla - Applause

Grammy-winning producer Omen (not to be confused with Chitown rapper-producer Omen) returns to our pages with Applause, the lead single off his forthcoming EP. Here, the headliner sets the mood with slow-rolling percussion...Read More

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XV - 30,000 (Feet Up In The Sky) Artwork

XV - 30,000 (Feet Up In The Sky)

In honor of reaching 30k followers on Twitter a couple days ago XV dropped thank you single 30,000 (Feet Up In The Sky), featuring Vizzy going in on The Awesome Sound‘s tweek on Mt. Eden Dubstep’s Sierra Leone...Read More

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XV - Phobia Artwork

XV - Phobia

If you’ll forgive me for busting out a dusty old cliché, rappers on the rise should be careful what they wish for—cause they just might get it. Well aware of the speed with which dreams, when achieved, can turn into...Read More

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Celeb Forever ft. Donnis & XV - I Don’t Believe You Artwork

Celeb Forever ft. Donnis & XV - I Don’t Believe You

To paraphrase Jay-Z, money may not lie, but both women andmen do. Of course, for a dude like Celeb Forever, the untruths that come from the ladies hurt the most – thus, as he inform us on new mixtape single I Don’t...Read More

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Jon Connor

Jon Connor ft. XV - U Aint Gettin Nothin

Think you can get under Jon Connor‘s skin? Au contraire; as the Flint native (and freestyle series alum) puts it on his latest single, “U Ain’t Gettin’ Nothin.” Sean C & LV of Grind Music...Read More

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XV ft. Jazmine Sullivan & Sez Batter - Famous

The Kid with the Green Backpack decided to “leak” one more song in preparation of his new upcoming EP, Zero Heros. This time, XV borrowed Jazmine Sullivan‘s Famous, which was originally on her ‘10...Read More

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XV - When We’re Done

In preparation of his new Zero Heroes EP, Wichita’s very own XV has unleashed the project’s first leak, When We’re Done. Gamers everywhere will rejoice once they hear the Kingdom Hearts sample, which of...Read More

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XV ft. Miami Horror - Foreign Exchange Student

Damn – when XV dreams, he dreams big. Having parlayed his fantasies of hip-hop superstardom into an honest-to-God rap career, the freestyle series alum‘s now looking to achieve a similar feat in the dating arena. His...Read More

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XV ft. Machine Gun Kelly - Finally Home Artwork

XV ft. Machine Gun Kelly - Finally Home

Wichita’s XV shines hard on new single Finally Home, featuring Machine Gun Kelly and produced by Cook Classics, who let airy synths wash over celebratory drums as the DJBooth Freestyle alum basks in his own glory. Lyrically...Read More

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XV - SmallVille

After playing the Clark Kent role for years, one of the brightest new-comers in the game, XV, now thinks he’s Superman. Ok, fine. So I have yet to find any concrete evidence of my claim, but his new song SmallVille is a...Read More

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Blood Type

Blood Type ft. XV- Yung World

Is abandoning the nine-to-five grind to pursue dreams of rap stardom an admirable act of courage, or one of youthful folly? It all depends on whether you’ve got the mix of skill, talent, connects and luck to make it. In...Read More

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Marky ft. XV - Is It Cool to F**k? Artwork

Marky ft. XV - Is It Cool to F**k?

To ask, or not to ask? Asking at the wrong moment can wreck the mood completely, but if you don’t ask, how will you know for sure? On his latest mixtape leak, DMV repper Marky takes a tongue-in-cheek look at that...Read More

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XV ft. CyHi Da Prynce, Vado & Erin Christine - All for Me Artwork

XV ft. CyHi Da Prynce, Vado & Erin Christine - All for Me

There’s no better feeling than clicking play on a track and experiencing a song that was produced, written, and arranged by some of the hungriest artists and producers in the game. All for Me takes me back to the...Read More

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XV - 2015 Artwork

XV - 2015

2011, I can already feel it. This is going to be a year of great mixtapes, better albums (De-tox, De-tox!), and probably very little Soulja Boy (go ahead and say that out loud, it feels great). Leading off the New Year is an...Read More

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XV - A Night to Remember

It’s not on board the Last Train to Paris and it’s not from a future T-Wayne album. Fittingly enough, the last track that I have the good graces of reviewing this year comes from an artist I’ve written about more than...Read More

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Woody ft. Charles Hamilton & XV - Make Believe Artwork

Woody ft. Charles Hamilton & XV - Make Believe

When you have a track with two well known emcees backing up someone less known for their vocal work, there’s always concern for the possibility of Diddy Syndrome (one guy without any talent manages to bring down the entire...Read More

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XV- Theme to Vizzy Zone

For months we waited for Kansas representer, Booth favorite and recent Warner Bros. signee XV to release his highly anticipated mixtape Vizzy Zone. Thankfully, once it actually dropped last week we learned it was worth every...Read More

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Bizniz Kid

Bizniz Kid ft. XV - I’m Different

In a marketplace as crowded as today’s rap game, standing out from the pack is absolutely crucial. And what better way to prove that you’re different than by saying “I’m Different”? OK, the title of...Read More

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XV - Squares

Greetings Booth-Heads, and welcome to the Vizzy Zone. If you haven’t boarded yet, now is the time before the seats are filled and you’re left watching takeoff from the terminal. Your captain today is XV, the Midwest heavy...Read More

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J.Y.

J.Y. ft. XV & Michael Charles - Say Yeah

With the heat index reaching 127 in the South today, I thought hell and my neighborhood were going to be the only things on fire. Thankfully, I was wrong. New Jersey native J.Y. is back at it again in the Booth, and while his...Read More

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XV - Gettin’ BiZzy Artwork

XV - Gettin’ BiZzy

Being Mr. “Wait, how isn’t that dude signed!?” is nice, but it can only last so long. While XV’s built a fiercely loyal fanbase around his innovative lyrical and creative style (see his last feature T.A.L.K.) so far...Read More

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XV - T.A.L.K.

During an exclusive interview with our own DJ Z at the beginning of this year, Kansas native and Booth favorite XV commented on how he hopes to become a household name in 2010, a goal that may not be that unrealistic,...Read More

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Nickelus F ft. XV - Shine On

Pink Floyd’s Shine On (You Crazy Diamond) was an epic, nine-part composition dedicated to former band member Syd Barrett, whose heavy use of LSD had driven him permanently over the edge. Heavy stuff. Thankfully, this...Read More

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XV - Lift the Game

Most artists put out a few songs in between albums to let everyone know that they still “got it” and maintain their place in the spotlight (“Hey! You guys! It’s me! Remember?”).  Booth favorite XV isn’t most...Read More

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XV ft. Freddie Gibbs & Shawn Chrystopher - Me, You (Remix)

Though XV won Staff Pick for “Best Mixtape” and “Best New Artist (Unsigned)” at yesterday’s Best of the Booth awards ceremony (which, full disclosure, only took place in my imagination this year –...Read More

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XV - Now Jump

Everyone’s favorite unsigned rapper XV says that his new song Now Jump is “speaking on the mindstate I’m going in with my new project, Look What I Can Do”, and if that’s true than we can expect the project to be a...Read More

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XV ft. Jupiter One - Losing the Signal

Remember the end of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, when the camera pans across a giant warehouse and we know the Ark is in one of those thousands of boxes, but we have no idea which one? That’s what XV’s...Read More

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TreaZon

TreaZon ft. XV - Like You Should

Since first appearing on our hallowed pages way back in 2008, TreaZon has been consistently proving to listeners that the “new era” of hip hop is here to stay. This time around the Booth-acclaimed Cleveland native is here...Read More

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XV ft. Mike Posner, Bun B & GLC- Mirror’s Edge (Benzi Remix)

Back in July, XV burned his initials into DJBooth.net’s high score chart with Mirror’s Edge, the lead single off his acclaimed Everybody’s Nobody  mix-album.  Now, the Kansan buzzmaker’s back...Read More

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XV ft. M.A.S.H - Benjamin Button

Booth regulars know that XV is far from your average rapper, but few could have guessed how unusual he really is—on this unreleased track, making its world premiere right here in the Booth, the Kansan buzzmaker makes the...Read More

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XV ft. TiRon - To Do List

Even when they have nothing else, aspiring artists have a dream that motivates them to succeed—whether it’s superstardom or simply earning enough to pay next month’s rent.  XV, however, has a lengthier To Do...Read More

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XV - Mirror’s Edge

For most of us, breaking out the Xbox (or Wii, Playstation, Colecovision, etc.) and indulging in a few, uh, wheatgrass shots falls squarely under the heading of “slacking off”—for XV, however, it’s research....Read More

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QuESt ft. XV - No One’s Allowed

On July 28, dopeRoots (a partnership between top hip-hop blogs 2DopeBoyz and illRoots) will team up with HipHopDX to release the free online album Broken Headphones (likely to be available for download on the Booth).  A...Read More

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AC ft. XV - Crush

Psst—over here!  Looking for that Attack of the Blogs Part 2 cut?  If you’ve got your eye on that $1,000 Karmaloop.com gift card, it’s a good bet you bookmarked all 20 participating sites last night...Read More

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XV ft. El Prez - Please Hold

It’s official: Everybody’s Nobody is so hotly-anticipated that XV‘s forthcoming mixtape is getting its own prelude mixtape.  Appropriately, the title track off Please Hold begins with the poignant...Read More

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XV - A.D.D

In today’s rap game, a slight case of A.D.D. may not be as much of a hindrance as you’d think—judging by the way many of today’s most acclaimed emcees jump from topic to tangentially-related topic, it...Read More

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XV - Going Endless

The 16th entry in our exclusive freestyle series comes courtesy of XV, the up-and-coming emcee who won reader acclaim with recent features Everybody’s Nobody and Something Better.  The Wichita-bred rapper, who...Read More

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XV ft. Tanya Morgan - Something Better

If there’s one trait common to those who make it to the top, it’s likely the inability to ever achieve complete satisfaction.  On the latest record off his forthcoming Everybody’s Nobody mixtape, XV...Read More

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XV - Everybody’s Nobody

The title of XV‘s forthcoming mixtape is rife with ambiguity – fortunately, the emcee has provided an explanation in the form of the project’s title track; giving his take on the pursuit of fame and the...Read More

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