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 situation is considerably less precarious: with a major-label contract under his belt and a highly-anticipated debut album on the way, his life is almost starting to feel like a nice dream… like any Inception fan, however, he knows The Kick that sends him tumbling back to reality could come at any moment. On this unreleased promo cut, DJ Tech-Neek looks to the 2010 film’s Hans Zimmer score for inspiration, flipping iconic theme Time into a cinematically sweeping backdrop for the freestyle series alumnus’ reflections on the ephemeral nature of success: Though the emcee poignantly wonders whether he really deserves what he’s got ( “Lord, can I change my life with these sentences, when I got boys doing life ‘cause of sentences?”) he ultimately resolves to make the most of it while it lasts: “I know this life with all of the lights ain’t real but f*ck it I don’t wanna leave / ‘Cause you can never have déjà vu, if you don’t ever dream.” This thought-provoking joint isn’t attached to any forthcoming project, but fans can, as always, keep it locked to the Booth for anything and everything Vizzy.
Written by richard on Sep 08, 2011
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