XVRHLDY - Chipotle (DJBooth Freestyle)

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  • Artist: Xavier & The Thrill
  • Track: Chipotle (DJBooth Freestyle)
  • Producer: Flight
  • Album: DJBooth Freestyle Series (#54)

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including stars of today like Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. Now, it's back for a second round.

The 54th entry in the relaunched series comes courtesy of XVRHLDY, a Chicago native who is fresh off the February release of his Booth-approved project, Need To Know II: LUNA.

Over the plucking, submerged-synth production of frequent collaborator Flight, the upstart emcee delivers hostile, moderately-aggressive bars on Chipotle. Fred Lozano provides original artwork to accompany the freestyle.

XVRHLDY is currently working on a project in which he reinterprets and raps over Jamie XX beats. In addition, his forthcoming, untitled studio album, which is four years in the making, is slated to drop this summer.