Alright so I finally got to interview a rapper I’m currently creepily obsessed with, XV.  The dude is from Wichita, Kansas of all places, and he sounds like no one else out right now.  A factor that I feel is vital to have success and longevity in an art form that is supersaturated with copy cats.  We talked about a bunch of stuff.  What the fuck is there to do in Witchita, Kansas?  Debated downloading porn vs. streaming, and Seven (XV‘s go to producer) chimed in on how lack of computer programs and video games influence their sound.  Finally XV discusses how fucked up rappers priorities are these days.  A point I wholeheartedly co-sign.  Rappers these days seem to be more concerned with having their name out there, being on the scene, and looking fly as opposed to just making good music.

You have to realize I’m a rapper, you’re a rapper. We’re artists.  We’re music artists.  So if I was to say ‘Yo Craig, do you want to get on this joint’, and you tell me ‘I’de like to, but I can’t find a studio’.  That’s like me saying ‘Hey Joe the plumber can you come fix my sink’.  ‘I would but I don’t have any tools’.  It doesn’t make any sense, you’re not Joe the plumber, you’re just Joe.“- XV

Check below the video for various songs & mixtape downloads.  This kid is a beast.

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“Everybody’s Nobody”- XV

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“Shuck & Jive”- XV

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“Please Hold”- XV ft El Prez

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Also be sure to cop his mixtape Please, Hold.  Be on the lookout for Everybody’s Nobody to drop late June or early July.

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  • http://www.ihiphop.com/stircrazy Stir Crazy

    Great interview!!!! Keep up the great work. Anyone reading this now, don’t sleep on XV nor Seven… they got mad talent.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/CongoBongo Kongoh

    I only like one song of him correction only LOVE one song of him but intersting interview