XV – F.I.F.A.

XV is rapidly becoming one of my favorite MCs. The man makes great jams, plays video games, likes Michel Gondry, reads comics, and (apparently) is into soccer. He's me but, ya know, cooler and more talented.

Here's a new song and video apparently not from his (hopefully) soon to be released album, The Kid With The Green Backpack. I couldn't physically be more amped for this to drop. "F.I.F.A." has Vizzy's clever wordplay and pop culture references – as always. The beat is smooth and bassy, with a great, ghostly subtle piano sample in the background. The video is down-to-earth and creative. It's simply side-to-side shots of the same scene played out differently, but it's entertaining and different.