(0:00 to 1:58) Aphex Twin – “Avril 14th”
(1:58 to 5:19) Apparatjik – “Antlers”
(5:19 to 10:11) XV – “Pictures On My Wall”
(10:11 to 13:06) Washed Out – “Amor Fati (Clams Casino Remix)”
(13:06 to 16:20) Emerald Ruins – “Stay”
XV, the kid with the green backpack, released a fresh set of visuals for one of his recent mixtape’s hardest-hitting songs, “U.F.C.”, which also features vocals from Kristina Rose. If you watched Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, you’ll definitely enjoy the Joker Thugs trailing along throughout the video, which was shot throughout Chicago by Rex Arrow Films.
Check it out below. Vizzy’s debut album should be out in 2012. Hold tight.
You can check out the tracklist below. The Warner Bros. signee is scheduled to release his label debut, The Kid With The Green Backpack, sometime this year.
01. Wichita [Prod. By Just Blaze]
02. Heroes Eventually Die (Interlude)
03. When We’re Done [Prod. By Seven]
04. Smallville [Prod. By J. Cole]
05. That’s Just Me [Prod. By Swiff D]
06. Awesome (feat. Pusha T) [Prod. By Seven]
07. Pictures On My Wall [Prod. By Seven]
08. Textbook Stuff (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [Prod. By Seven]
09. All For Me (feat. CyHi Da Prynce, Vado & Erin Christine) [Prod. By Omen & Audio BLK]
10. U.F.C. (feat. Kristina Rose) [Prod. By Seven]
11. Foreign Exchange Student [Prod. By Miami Horror]
12. Swervin’ [Prod. By Seven]
13. Best Days Of Lives (feat. Donnis) [Prod. By The Awesome Sound]
14. Ending Credits (Interlude)
15. The Last Hero (feat. Patrick Stump) [Prod. By Seven]
XV has taken to his Twitter account again, releasing a brand new freestyle. This time, XV goes in on Lupe Fiasco‘s “Words I Never Said” (without the Skylar Grey hook), the second single from Lasers, released via Atlantic Records today. I’ve heard numerous comparisons between XV and early Lupe, so it seems fitting for Vizzy to flip the single on the album’s release date. Download and stream below.
XV’s Warner Brothers debut The Kid With The Green Backpack is set to be released later this year.
Track: “SmallVille (Prod. J. Cole)”
Release Date: January 28, 2011
Label: Warner Bros. Records and Roc Nation
Recent Warner Bros. signee XV dropped his latest track “SmallVille” a few days ago, collaborating with fellow rapper J. Cole. While Cole doesn’t grace us with a new verse, he crafts a superb track as producer, sampling The Smashing Pumpkins‘ “To Forgive”. Needless to say, XV goes in on the track, dropping clever line after clever line – “They’ll never steal my dreams like Leo DiCaprio.” – all while chronicling his relatively meteoric rise to fame. I haven’t watched the TV show Smallville, so I’m not entirely sure how the track relates, but Vizzy’s superhero references are smooth over J. Cole’s mellow, bass-heavy beat, taking the artistic liberty to add superhero inspired rhymes to the sampled chorus. Stream and download the song below.
“Smallville (Prod. J. Cole)” was released via Twitter; happy birthday to J. Cole! XV is expected to release his highly-anticipated album The Kid With The Green Backpack later this year.
Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy has revealed dates for his upcoming “Sgt. Schlepper’s Who Needs Hearts Club Band Tour,” his first headlining tour of North America as a solo artist. The tour begins March 17 and will include Donnis, XV, Bad Rabbits and Bad Cards as guests.
General tickets will be up for sale on January 29th. Check out the dates below.
3-17 Toronto, ON – Opera House
3-18 Montreal, QC – Le National
3-19 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
3-20 Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
3-22 Boston, MA – Paradise
3-23 New York, NY – Gramercy
3-24 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
3-25 Chicago, IL – Metro
3-26 Minneapolis, MN – Station 4
3-27 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
3-28 Denver, CO – Summit Theatre
3-30 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
3-31 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
4-01 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
4-02 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
4-03 Seattle, WA – El Corazon