XV ft. El Prez - Please Hold

Posted 7 years ago
Tags: XV
Producer:
Seven
Album:
Please Hold Mixtape

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 repetition of the line, “All the things you desire will have to come late…” (sampled from The Dynamic Superiors’ Shoe Shoe Shine) before launching into full swing.  If you haven’t guessed, waiting is the theme here—in typically witty form, the Kansas rapper addresses the seemingly endless dues that must be paid before one can even see success on the horizon.  Inglewood, CA’s El Prez offers a few words of reassurance in his guest verse, detailing his journey from “boos to applause to curtain calls,” and Seven, the beatsmith who gave A.D.D. its distinctive electro-funk groove, here showcases an uncanny ability to squeeze mellow, old-school appeal out of spotlessly gleaming synths—Prez’s “elevator music” comparison is apt, but, considering the subject matter, what could be more fitting?  In any case, Friday’s midnight release of Please Hold should be just the thing to keep fans bobbing their head till Everybody’s Nobody finally drops.

XV

Written by
Posted 7 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from XV

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Lil Wayne Proclaims “F*ck Cash Money” as Label Frustrations Mount

Lil Wayne is a prisoner to Cash Money and he isn't happy about it at all. Read More
Posted about 3 hours ago by DJ Z

The Conceptual Genius of Vince Staples’ “Prima Donna”

Vince Staples' "Prima Donna" is an incredible story that only gets better when you change the track listing Read More
Posted 3 hours ago by Yoh

Talib Kweli & The Beautiful Struggle to Constantly Call Bullshit

Kweli is a master emcee and perhaps an even-better educator. Read More
Posted about 4 hours ago by Matteo Urella

We Need More Female Producers, But a Select Few Are Currently Making Noise

As gender continues to fade behind equality and the burgeoning notion of identity, the culture will eventually change. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Matteo Urella

This Drake & Kanye West Collabo Album Might Actually Happen

A Drake and Kanye West collaborative album isn't actually going to happen, right? Right? Read More
Posted one day ago by DJ Z

Anderson .Paak Drops Truth Bomb on Lil Yachty: “Real Artists Are Students of the Game”

Lil Yachty might be young, but in order to remain relevant in rap he must do his homework. Read More
Posted one day ago by DJ Z
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.