XV Songs

Mic Phenom ft. XV & Toya - Yellow Brick Road Artwork
Artist: Mic Phenom
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on Jul 03, 2014
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Lorenzo Asher
Featuring: XV
Album: Numismatics
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... More
Posted on May 09, 2014
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XV - My Town Artwork
Artist: XV
Song: 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.... More
Posted on Mar 19, 2014
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Lorenzo Asher ft. XV - The Color of Ignorance Artwork
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on May 23, 2013
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Paul Marz ft. XV - Kindness For Weakness Artwork
Artist: Paul Marz
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on May 03, 2013
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XV - C3PO Artwork
Artist: XV
Song: 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... More
Posted on Apr 15, 2013
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XV - Everyday Life Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Feb 17, 2013
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Sikai ft. XV - Falling Star Artwork
Artist: Sikai
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on Feb 01, 2013
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Emilio Rojas ft. XV & Chris Webby - Nobody F**king With Me Artwork
Featuring: XV | Chris Webby
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... More
Posted on Jan 25, 2013
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Odd Couple & Uno Hype ft. Erick Arc Elliot & XV - 100 Feet Up Artwork
Artist: Odd Couple
Featuring: Uno Hype | XV
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... More
Posted on Jan 02, 2013
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XV - Be There Be Square Artwork
Artist: XV
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,... More
Posted on Oct 22, 2012
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XV - Rise Artwork
Artist: XV
Song: 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... More
Posted on Aug 09, 2012
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Gameboi ft. XV & Jon Connor - Top Of The World Artwork
Featuring: XV | Jon Connor
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... More
Posted on Aug 08, 2012
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Sam Scott ft. XV - Shake The Ground Artwork
Artist: Sam Scott
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on Jul 10, 2012
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XV ft. ScHoolboy Q - AaaHH! Real Monsters Artwork
Artist: XV
Featuring: ScHoolboy Q
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... More
Posted on Jun 14, 2012
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XV ft. Raja - OccupyMusic Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Jun 11, 2012
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XV ft. Slim The Mobster - Andy Warhol Artwork
Artist: XV
Featuring: Slim The Mobster
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... More
Posted on Jun 10, 2012
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XV - Be There, Be Square Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Jun 04, 2012
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XV - Stone Cold (3:16) [Freestyle] Artwork
Artist: XV
Originally featured in early April, Kendrick Lamar‘s More
Posted on May 31, 2012
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Omen ft. Dyme A Duzin, XV, Denzil Porter & TS Rose - EverLasting Artwork
Featuring: XV | Denzil Porter
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... More
Posted on May 11, 2012
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XV ft. Freddy High - Now Let’s Go In Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Apr 03, 2012
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XV ft. Sez Batters - Squarian Anthem Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Jan 15, 2012
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XV - #EndOfTheWorld Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Jan 03, 2012
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XV ft. Betty Trouble - Learn To Fly Artwork
Artist: XV
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.... More
Posted on Dec 22, 2011
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XV - 27 Club Artwork
Artist: XV
Song: 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... More
Posted on Dec 15, 2011
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XV - Chaka Shao Khan Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Dec 13, 2011
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Los ft. XV - Get It Artwork
Artist: Los
Featuring: XV
Song: 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... More
Posted on Nov 30, 2011
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XV ft. GLC, Emilio Rojas & Casey Veggies - Blame Yourself Artwork
Artist: XV
Featuring: GLC | Emilio Rojas | Casey Veggies
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... More
Posted on Oct 18, 2011
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XV - Boss Level Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Oct 12, 2011
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XV ft. Pusha T - Awesome Artwork
Artist: XV
Featuring: Pusha T
Song: 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... More
Posted on Oct 10, 2011
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Donny Goines ft. Bun B, XV, Pill & DJ Corbett - Champions Anthem Artwork
Featuring: Bun B | XV | Pill
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... More
Posted on Oct 06, 2011
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XV - Hoop Dreams Artwork
Artist: XV
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)... More
Posted on Sep 16, 2011
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XV ft. Trae The Truth - Batteries Artwork
Artist: XV
Featuring: Trae The Truth
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... More
Posted on Sep 12, 2011
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XV - The Kick Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Sep 08, 2011
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XV - BITSTU (Freestyle) Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Sep 06, 2011
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Jabee ft. XV - Beautiful Day (Remix) Artwork
Artist: Jabee
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on Aug 25, 2011
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Omen ft. XV, 4IZE, Ashton Travis & Jigsaw the Puzzla - Applause Artwork
Featuring: XV | 4-Ize | Ashton Travis
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... More
Posted on Jun 28, 2011
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XV - 30,000 (Feet Up In The Sky) Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Jun 21, 2011
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XV - Phobia Artwork
Artist: XV
Song: 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... More
Posted on Jun 12, 2011
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Celeb Forever ft. Donnis & XV - I Don’t Believe You Artwork
Featuring: Donnis | XV
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... More
Posted on May 11, 2011
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Jon Connor
Artist: Jon Connor
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on May 10, 2011
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XV
Artist: XV
Featuring: Jazmine Sullivan
Song: 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... More
Posted on Apr 13, 2011
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XV
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Apr 08, 2011
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XV
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Mar 30, 2011
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XV ft. Machine Gun Kelly - Finally Home Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Feb 23, 2011
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XV
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
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Blood Type
Artist: Blood Type
Featuring: XV
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,... More
Posted on Jan 10, 2011
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Marky ft. XV - Is It Cool to F**k? Artwork
Artist: Marky
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on Jan 06, 2011
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XV ft. CyHi Da Prynce, Vado & Erin Christine - All for Me Artwork
Artist: XV
Featuring: CyHi The Prynce | Vado
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... More
Posted on Jan 04, 2011
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XV - 2015 Artwork
Artist: XV
Song: 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).... More
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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XV
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Dec 21, 2010
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Woody ft. Charles Hamilton & XV - Make Believe Artwork
Artist: Woody
Featuring: Charles Hamilton | XV
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... More
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Sep 16, 2010
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Bizniz Kid
Artist: Bizniz Kid
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on Sep 13, 2010
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XV
Artist: XV
Song: 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... More
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
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J.Y.
Artist: J.Y.
Featuring: XV | Michael Charles
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... More
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
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XV - Gettin’ BiZzy Artwork
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
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XV
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
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Nickelus F
Artist: Nickelus F
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
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Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
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XV
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
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Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
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TreaZon
Artist: TreaZon
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
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XV
Artist: XV
Featuring: Mike Posner | Bun B
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... More
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
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XV
Artist: XV
Featuring: M.A.S.H
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... More
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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XV
Artist: XV
Featuring: TiRon
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,... More
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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Artist: XV
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,... More
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
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QuESt
Artist: QuESt
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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AC
Artist: AC
Featuring: XV
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... More
Posted on May 29, 2009
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XV
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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XV
Artist: XV
Song: 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... More
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
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XV
Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
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XV
Artist: XV
Featuring: Tanya Morgan
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... More
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
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Artist: XV
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... More
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
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