Lately, Kansas rapper XV has been pretty active on the underground/indie scene. From his “Awesome” remix with Pusha T to his J. Cole-produced “Smallville,” to the collabo with Chiddy Bang and Killer Mike on “Never,” XV is putting out some quality music. The latest, “Foreign Exchange Student ft. Miami Horror,” has been on the Hype Machine charts the past few days. Now this hasn’t blown up as much as, say, “Awesome” has, but I certainly like this song.
Using Miami Horror’s highly danceable disco-pop “Foreign Exchange Student” as the base, XV throws on some fun lyrics: “up in the air, George Clooney cool, I don’t Bugs that’s Looney Tunes” and “if love is blind, I’m Matt Murdoch.” XV also describes what may be the most awesome girl: “she plays Marvel vs. Capcom 3, listens to the Pixies religiously, and has like a 16 kill streak on Black Ops.”