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XV-Everybody's Nobody (Album)

DOWNLOAD: XV – Everybody’s Nobody

 

My Thoughts After Listening:

I thought this joint was a really solid tape!  I’ve been rocking with XV every since I was introduced to his music on his DJBOOTH.NET Series.  I was definitely feeling this.  I liked the future style tracks, BUT, what really actually appealed to me was his more introspective and at times, SOULFUL joints opposed to the more new age joints.  That’s just my forte.  “In Due Time” contained the most powerful message on the project and is overall my favorite track.  The only joints I rocked with were “Awesome”, “Come back Down”, “Life Vs. Life, “Now Look”, “Fall Out The Sky, Me, You (THE UPTOWN FREESTYLE verse! LOL), The Rabit Hole, Undenianble and Bad News (shots at Mickey?  Wonder what completely happened with that sitaution). 

Overall, I thought it was a great tape.  Much props XV.  I hope we can connect for a collab sometime soon if you are available.

 

KEEP SUPPORTING THE NEW SCHOOL Y’ALL!

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2 responses

  1. A-Yo! I’m loving this to pieces yo!

    After the curiosity factor has worn off, it still plays amazingly well and displays not just the talents of one entity with whom music fans are already familiar but also, and more importantly, Seven’s seamless ability to produce BANGERS! one after another. The artistry that rapper XV and producer Seven create together can’t be denied. How the often unrecognized and entirely underrated duo continue to do it each time could be described as magical.

    The beats and rhymes only get fresher and fresher! ….. few individuals sound as natural together as XV and Seven. Se7en produces the beats and spins the wheels, matching almost perfectly with XV’s concepts and topics.

    What impresses most is that the theme of XV songs do not stray midway through as most rappers tend to do. Instead, XV delivers songs that are all focused on a specific idea and hold strong to them “Everybody’s Nobody”. He doesnt only write raps that not only rhyme but have interesting concepts “Mirror’s Edge”, while simultaneously flowing over beats that BANG! without being hip-hop cliches “A.D.D” and can take the subject of female relations with equal ease when need be on “Used To”. Most importantly, this shows the diversity of XV and proves that he can triumph on several levels and without inhibitions.

    A full 13 of the 18 musical tracks are produced by Seven his longtime collaborator: tight drums and a futuristic, sci-fi flavor, all wrapped up into a highly polished, professional sound with XV spittin raps away on top of it displaying his lyrical dexterity and hook making abilities. Other featured producers holds down the fort with their respective music that will rock your headphones and rattle the speakers in your trunk especially Omen’s production on “Life Vs livin”. No two songs sounds alike and each one is catchy. There’s virtually no filler ….

    Lyrically, Xv is both able-tongued and justifiably confident, not trying too hard to impress us with intricate technique or breath control but nonetheless able to take it there if need be. He may not be addressing interesting political messages/social commentary BUT it’s the unpredictable and charming way which XV delivers his fresh! raps which keep things interesting ….. On display is water-tight technique, plenty of clever turns of phrase and XV has enough charisma, MC skills, and production talent to counter any argument against his ‘all clever but no substance’ subject matter. All in all, the best artists know how to create a mood or atmosphere – even if not every single part works perfectly, the sum is more than enough to suffice …..

    From fast paced techno/futuristic production capable of getting a party started “A.D.D” to head nodding loops appropriate for riding “Gobstopper” in the car, everything is included, that has the will to elevate any gloomy mood ….

    “Mirror’s Edge” doesn’t necessarily make a whole lot of sense at first, but the rhymes are remarkably complex considering the tone of the record. The result is lyrics both instantly enjoyable and endlessly intriguing, delivered in voice skillfully used like instrument ….

    “Bad News” is one of the hottest release over this beat.

    And then there is “Undeniable” track that is constructed with pulsating mixtures of piano-loop,
    snare, drums, background vocals layered upon each other, and this causes a remarkably crowded yet
    soooo pleasent feeling that will take many, many listens to fully sort out. Songs like this are the absolute peak of hip-hop creativity …..

    Like every rapper from an overlooked region, XV would love nothing more than to be the guy who puts Kansas on the map as he sings on “Me, You” without sacrificing any verbosity or wit in the process ….

    All the guests ride along perfectly on this album and add flavour to the Mixalbum with their guest verses. The futuristic/eclectic vibe on the rack “Gobstopper” perfectly fits Wiz Khalifa’s style and manner …. but no matter who wrecks the joint, its all XV’s show throughout.

    One more area where this Mixalbum shines is XV’s brilliancy in the art of crafting a song. A rapper who likes to sing his own hooks (and sing them well to boot) and it’s obvious on every one of his hooks – “Awesome” — “Everybody’s Nobody” — “Blinded” — “Life Vs Livin” — “U Got It” ….. XV’s knack for the construction of addictive and harmonized hooks further sets him apart from his counterparts ….

    Going through this Mixalbum one keeps searching for the track that will convince one XV couldn’t be this fresh and simultaneously so little known BUT the truth is it’s as fruitless a search as trying to find weapons of mass destruction in Church. While the whole album is a pleasure to listen to from start to finish, here are my

    Top Picks:
    1. Everybody’s Nobody
    2. Mirror’s Edge
    3. Undeniable
    4. In Due Time
    5. A.D.D.
    6. Come Back Down

    Actually that’s a bit misleading, because all of the songs are outstanding, and each listener is likely to find their own personal favorites in the process of being charmed by XV. Recognition may come tomorrow or five years from now, but if XV keeps making records like this recognition will ultimately be inevitable or should I say “Undeniable” …..

    August 2, 2009 at 5:08 pm

  2. A-Yo! I’m loving this to pieces yo!

    After the curiosity factor has worn off, it still plays amazingly well and displays not just the talents of one entity with whom music fans are already familiar but also, and more importantly, Seven’s seamless ability to produce BANGERS! one after another. The artistry that rapper XV and producer Seven create together can’t be denied. How the often unrecognized and entirely underrated duo continue to do it each time could be described as magical.

    The beats and rhymes only get fresher and fresher! ….. few individuals sound as natural together as XV and Seven. Se7en produces the beats and spins the wheels, matching almost perfectly with XV’s concepts and topics.

    What impresses most is that the theme of XV songs do not stray midway through as most rappers tend to do. Instead, XV delivers songs that are all focused on a specific idea and hold strong to them “Everybody’s Nobody”. He doesnt only write raps that not only rhyme but have interesting concepts “Mirror’s Edge”, while simultaneously flowing over beats that BANG! without being hip-hop cliches “A.D.D” and can take the subject of female relations with equal ease when need be on “Used To”. Most importantly, this shows the diversity of XV and proves that he can triumph on several levels and without inhibitions.

    A full 13 of the 18 musical tracks are produced by Seven his longtime collaborator: tight drums and a futuristic, sci-fi flavor, all wrapped up into a highly polished, professional sound with XV spittin raps away on top of it displaying his lyrical dexterity and hook making abilities. Other featured producers holds down the fort with their respective music that will rock your headphones and rattle the speakers in your trunk especially Omen’s production on “Life Vs livin”. No two songs sounds alike and each one is catchy. There’s virtually no filler ….

    Lyrically, Xv is both able-tongued and justifiably confident, not trying too hard to impress us with intricate technique or breath control but nonetheless able to take it there if need be. He may not be addressing interesting political messages/social commentary BUT it’s the unpredictable and charming way which XV delivers his fresh! raps which keep things interesting ….. On display is water-tight technique, plenty of clever turns of phrase and XV has enough charisma, MC skills, and production talent to counter any argument against his ‘all clever but no substance’ subject matter. All in all, the best artists know how to create a mood or atmosphere – even if not every single part works perfectly, the sum is more than enough to suffice …..

    From fast paced techno/futuristic production capable of getting a party started “A.D.D” to head nodding loops appropriate for riding “Gobstopper” in the car, everything is included, that has the will to elevate any gloomy mood ….

    “Mirror’s Edge” doesn’t necessarily make a whole lot of sense at first, but the rhymes are remarkably complex considering the tone of the record. The result is lyrics both instantly enjoyable and endlessly intriguing, delivered in voice skillfully used like instrument ….

    “Bad News” is one of the hottest release over this beat.

    And then there is “Undeniable” track that is constructed with pulsating mixtures of piano-loop,
    snare, drums, background vocals layered upon each other, and this causes a remarkably crowded yet
    soooo pleasent feeling that will take many, many listens to fully sort out. Songs like this are the absolute peak of hip-hop creativity …..

    Like every rapper from an overlooked region, XV would love nothing more than to be the guy who puts Kansas on the map as he sings on “Me, You” without sacrificing any verbosity or wit in the process ….

    All the guests ride along perfectly on this album and add flavour to the Mixalbum with their guest verses. The futuristic/eclectic vibe on the rack “Gobstopper” perfectly fits Wiz Khalifa’s style and manner …. but no matter who wrecks the joint, its all XV’s show throughout.

    One more area where this Mixalbum shines is XV’s brilliancy in the art of crafting a song. A rapper who likes to sing his own hooks (and sing them well to boot) and it’s obvious on every one of his hooks – “Awesome” — “Everybody’s Nobody” — “Blinded” — “Life Vs Livin” — “U Got It” ….. XV’s knack for the construction of addictive and harmonized hooks further sets him apart from his counterparts ….

    Going through this Mixalbum one keeps searching for the track that will convince one XV couldn’t be this fresh and simultaneously so little known BUT the truth is it’s as fruitless a search as trying to find weapons of mass destruction in Church. While the whole album is a pleasure to listen to from start to finish, here are my

    Top Picks:
    1. Everybody’s Nobody
    2. Mirror’s Edge
    3. Undeniable
    4. In Due Time
    5. A.D.D.
    6. Come Back Down

    Actually that’s a bit misleading, because all of the songs are outstanding, and each listener is likely to find their own personal favorites in the process of being charmed by XV. Recognition may come tomorrow or five years from now, but if XV keeps making records like this recognition will ultimately be inevitable or should I say “Undeniable” …..

    August 2, 2009 at 5:08 pm

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