I spoke to DJ Khalil a few days ago and all I can say is, I’m looking forward to this album. Feb 22nd. Album snippets above and track listing below.Details
@XtotheV chops it up with Andreas about his forthcoming album, signing to Warner Bros, being an emcee that hails from Kansas and more.
TheWellVersed: You were a totally different artist when you first dropped Complex several years ago. What happened?
XV: When I first got into it, I did what every other artist normally does when they start doing music and that’s mimicking what they like, what they listen to and what they see. I was fifteen when I started rapping (hence the name XV) and I was heavy into Jay-Z’s Hard Knock Life Vol 2 so I was rapping about trafficking. It’s so silly. People that knew me would be like ‘what are you doing?’
TWV: Then what happened?
XV: There are a lot of people who make it in this industry who came up on a life that they never lived. I figured that I needed to be what I really am in this music industry. I grew up on Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cake. I’m a huge gamer. I’m a comic book geek. That is all a part of how I really grew up. My grandmother would take me to a comic book store every Saturday.
Wiz spoke to Rap Up and MTV about the video for his new single Roll Up, which is the first official visuals from his Rolling Papers album, due out March 29th. The Taylor Gang Leader commented on Weezy’s song rallying for the Green Bay Packers and whether or not he’ll be working with Tunechi in the future. In addition to that, Wiz also explains why he chose Diddy’s Sidechick for the leading lady role.Details
This leaked with tags yesterday, but now we have the tagless.Details
Here’s Episode 1 our mini documentary The GOLD. The ILLZ during soundcheck and performing “ILLYTAL (Portishead Remix)” at Santo’s NYC.
Also tonight we will be releasing the first single from “To Know Your Place in The Universe” from the “:03 From GOLD” EP / project dropping in March.