XV – Zero Heroes Mixtape

XV – That's Just Me (Prod. by Swiff D)

XV – Smallville (Prod. by J. Cole)

I met up with XV after his show on Tuesday and I'm happy to report he's way cool and extremely down to Earth. I was struck by how genuine and in love with his music he is. It's pretty refreshing to meet a rapper that's totally true to himself and ambitious enough to want to totally change the game.

He was also really amped up about Zero Heroes, which dropped on Friday. Vizzy mentioned how he'd learned something from every one of his last 17 mixtapes and Zero Heroes would be the best yet. He was right. XV's latest mixtape features production from heavyweights like J. Cole and Just Blaze and is his most coherent, ambitious work yet. He's made us Squarians proud.

Download Zero Heroes for free over here.