New XV Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


The Rise, Fall & Return of XV [Feature ]

Music is cocaine for the ears. The first XV song that left my ear drums needing another bump was too long ago to recall, but I know I got hooked. I was still in high school, spending my afternoons searching for music the... Read More


Mic Phenom ft. XV & Toya - Yellow Brick Road [Stream]

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


Lorenzo Asher ft. XV - The Undying Brave [Stream]

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


XV - Elite Eight EP [Album]

Booth favorite XV has made good on his promise to deliver new music through #MarchMadness, which brings us the aptly-titled third volume in his EP series, Elite Eight. Following SQUARIA native. Read More


XV - My Town [Stream]

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


XV - March Madness Vol. 1 (Madness Begins) [Album]

This Thursday, the NCAA March Madness tournament will begin. To ring in the festivities Booth fave and college basketball fan XV has decided to unleash March Madness Vol. 1 (Madness Begins), the first in a series of new... Read More


Lorenzo Asher ft. XV - The Color of Ignorance [Stream]

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


Paul Marz ft. XV - Kindness For Weakness [Stream & Download]

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


XV - Mixtape Anthology [Album]

In June 2008, The DJBooth featured a young emcee from Wichita, Kansas by the name of XV. A month short of five full years later, the Warner Bros. signee born Donavan Johnson has checked in with his 90th feature on our site,... Read More


XV - C3PO [Stream]

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


XV - Everyday Life [Stream & Download]

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


Sikai ft. XV - Falling Star [Stream & Download]

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


Emilio Rojas ft. XV & Chris Webby - Nobody F**king With Me [Stream & Download]

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


Odd Couple & Uno Hype ft. Erick Arc Elliot & XV - 100 Feet Up [Stream & Download]

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


XV - Be There Be Square [Stream & Download]

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


XV - Squarians Vol. 1 [Album]

Fresh off the June release of his Popular Culture street album, Wichita spitter and longtime DJBooth favorite XV has dropped another full-length collection of original material (along with a handful of freestyles). Preceded... Read More


XV - Rise [Stream]

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


Gameboi ft. XV & Jon Connor - Top Of The World [Stream & Download]

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


Sam Scott ft. XV - Shake The Ground [Stream]

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


XV - Popular Culture [Album]

Before the June 26, release of his brand new The Awesome EP, Wichita-son and Squarian captain XV has dropped free mixtape, Popular Culture. The project features 17 tracks, which include previously-featured offerings... Read More


XV ft. ScHoolboy Q - AaaHH! Real Monsters [Stream]

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


XV ft. Raja - OccupyMusic [Stream]

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


XV ft. Slim The Mobster - Andy Warhol [Stream]

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


XV - Be There, Be Square [Stream]

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


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

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


Omen ft. Dyme A Duzin, XV, Denzil Porter & TS Rose - EverLasting [Stream & Download]

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


XV ft. Freddy High - Now Let’s Go In [Stream]

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


XV ft. Trae the Truth - Batteries [Video]

Booth favorite XV is at it again, dropping a video for previously featured song Batteries, featuring Trae the Truth. As usual, Vizzy unleashes a plethora of pop culture references, each one getting a short nod from director... Read More


XV ft. Sez Batters - Squarian Anthem [Stream]

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


XV - #EndOfTheWorld [Stream]

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


XV ft. Betty Trouble - Learn To Fly [Stream]

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


XV - 27 Club [Stream]

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


XV - Chaka Shao Khan [Stream]

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


Los ft. XV - Get It [Stream & Download]

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


XV - Awesome [Video]

Mix one part South Park, one part XV and one part Awesomeness and you get the latest video from Vizzy. For even more awesome be sure to cop XV’s Zero Heroes mixtape, out now, and the NBA 2K12 soundtrack, which also... Read More


XV - U.F.C. [Video]

Rex Arrow Films presents the latest visual from XV‘s mixtape, Zero Heroes, for the hard hitting track, U.F.C which features vocals from pornstar, Kristina Rose. While visiting some familiar locations to capture a... Read More


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

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


XV - Boss Level [Stream]

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


XV ft. Pusha T - Awesome [Stream]

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


Donny Goines ft. Bun B, XV, Pill & DJ Corbett - Champions Anthem [Stream & Download]

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


XV - Hoop Dreams [Stream & Download]

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


XV ft. Trae The Truth - Batteries [Stream]

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


XV - Wichita [Video]

The king of Squaria, XV, travels back to his hometown of Wichita to film some neighborhood driven visuals to his Just Blaze produced hit. Directed by Elan Alexenberg for FTS Creative and off Vizzy’s mixtape Zero Heroes,... Read More


XV - The Kick [Stream & Download]

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


XV - BITSTU (Freestyle) [Stream & Download]

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


Jabee ft. XV - Beautiful Day (Remix) [Stream & Download]

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


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

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


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

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


XV - Phobia [Stream]

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


Celeb Forever ft. Donnis & XV - I Don’t Believe You [Stream & Download]

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


Jon Connor ft. XV - U Aint Gettin Nothin [Stream & Download]

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


XV ft. Jazmine Sullivan & Sez Batter - Famous [Stream & Download]

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


XV - When We’re Done [Stream & Download]

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


XV ft. Miami Horror - Foreign Exchange Student [Stream]

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


XV ft. Machine Gun Kelly - Finally Home [Stream & Download]

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


XV - SmallVille [Stream & Download]

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


Blood Type ft. XV- Yung World [Stream & Download]

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


Marky ft. XV - Is It Cool to F**k? [Stream & Download]

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


XV ft. CyHi Da Prynce, Vado & Erin Christine - All for Me [Stream & Download]

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


XV - 2015 [Stream & Download]

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


XV - A Night to Remember [Stream & Download]

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


Woody ft. Charles Hamilton & XV - Make Believe [Stream & Download]

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


XV - Vizzy Zone (Deluxe Edition) [Album]

Fresh from signing his first major label deal with Warner Bros., Everybody’s Nobody emcee XV has joined forces with to bring fans a fully re-mastered version of his brand new mixtape, Vizzy Zone. Presented... Read More


XV- Theme to Vizzy Zone [Stream & Download]

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


Bizniz Kid ft. XV - I’m Different [Stream & Download]

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


XV - Squares [Stream]

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


J.Y. ft. XV & Michael Charles - Say Yeah [Stream]

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


XV - Gettin’ BiZzy [Stream]

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


XV - T.A.L.K. [Stream]

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


Nickelus F ft. XV - Shine On [Stream]

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


XV - Lift the Game [Stream]

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


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

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