XV Has Some March Madness Of His Own, With Support From Childish Gambino & Big Jerm (Mixtape)

Wichita, Kansas MC XV had a rather quiet 2013. The veteran, who signed to Warner Bros. Records (now Atlantic Records) a few years back was presumed to be in the lab, fast at work on his major label debut. 2014 as it were, will not be so quiet. Vizzy released... Read more

XV – Rise

Here's a new track from XV. Check out Rise. Related: XV discusses his earliest experiences with hip-hop (Video)... Read more

XV – Swervin’ (Video)

Here's a new video from XV. It's called Swervin' and it's on his EP Awesome which is in stores now. Related: XV - Popular Culture (Mixtape) and interview of him discussing his earliest experiences with hip-hop (Video)... Read more

Here’s XV’s latest mixtape, Popular Culture, and an in-depth interview exploring his earliest musical influences. Check out both below.

XV dropped his new mixtape Popular Culture today. With strong beats and substantive lyrics, it's a great weekend listen. You can listen to the whole thing and download it below, as well as watch our interview where he discusses his earliest musical influences. Related: XV - Zero Heroes (Mixtape) Download... Read more

XV – AaaHH! Real Monsters ft Schoolboy Q

XV's new mixtape Popular Demand drops tomorrow. Here's a preview of what to expect. Check out AaaHH! Real Monsters featuring Schoolboy Q. Related: XV - The Kick (Video)... Read more

Here is our list of the underground MCs who had the biggest come up in the last year: The AFH Torch Bearers list. These MCs include Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Chuuwee, Dom Kennedy, The Jets (Tradeamark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Sir Michael Rocks), The Kid Daytona, Rittz, Schoolboy Q, Smoke DZA, Stalley and XV. Click here to see why we chose these MCs and to hear some of their music.

There have been a lot of lists declaring top MCs lately; some for the mainstream and some for the underground. In our opinion (and each list is just that--opinions) each list left some things to be desired. So...we decided to take matters in our own hands. Partly in response to... Read more

Here’s an in-depth interview of XV where he breaks down his earliest musical interests and some of the events that inspired him to become an artist. This is Where It All Began in hip-hop for XV.

XV is going to win. He has just started to get his props over the last couple of years but you can tell he is a longtime student of music. We talked to him about his earliest influences and he spoke of everyone from The Delphonics to Marvin Gaye to... Read more

XV – #EndOfTheWorld

Now that it's 2012, the end of the world chatter will begin. XV's not having it. He goes in on everything from conspiracy theories to stereotypes to social media...Check out #EndOfTheWorld. Also, click here to see XV and others talk about their first favorite MCs. Click here to download.  ... Read more

XV – The Kick (Video)

XV's dope song The Kick dropped back in September. Here's the video. Also, click here to see XV's incredible story about the first time see he heard Jay-Z's The Blueprint (at the end of the video). Read more

XV – The Twenty Seven Club

XV has been coming with straight heat the last couple of days.  Here's another new song called The Twenty Seven Club.  The title is a reference to the age at which a lot of talented musicians lost their lives (Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse...) and... Read more

What’s the first piece of music you ever bought with your own money? We asked that same question to Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff, 9th Wonder, Murs, Kendrick Lamar, XV, Statik Selektah, Fashawn, tabi Bonney, Serius Jones, Rapsody, Skillz and Stic Man. Watch below to see what they had to say. Many of their answers will surprise you. Also, if you missed it, check out Part 1 of Where It All Began where Stic Man, Murs, Skyzoo, DJ Jazz Jeff, Kendrick Lamar and more talk about who first turned them on to hip-hop. Read more

XV – Chaka Shao Khan

Here's a soulful new joint from XV. His producer DJ Tech-Neek flips a Chaka Khan sample quite lovely. Check out Chaka Shao Khan. Also, be sure to catch XV talking about his early musical influences tomorrow night in part 2 of our documentary, Where It All Began (click here for... Read more

Here’s a sneak preview for our new documentary Where It All Began which takes a look at the journey to hip-hop by Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Stic Man (from Dead Prez), Skillz, XV, Statik Selektah, Termanology, Murs, J-Live, The Kid Daytona, Termanology, Chuuwee, 9th Wonder and many more.

Every journey has a beginning. Ambrosia For Heads' documentary Where It All Began is a look at the journey to hip-hop by many of its current stars, rising stars and reigning legends.  For the next several weeks, starting next week, Ambrosia For Heads will show you where the love for... Read more

XV – Awesome (Video)

Here's the new video for XV's track, Awesome.  It captures the playful nature of the song.  Check it out. Read more

XV – U.F.C. (Video)

XV rocks out on U.F.C., the latest video from his Zero Heroes mixtape (which you can download here). It features a sample that combines both hard rock and 50's barber shop quartet harmonies, and some equally bugged out visuals. Check it out. Read more

XV – Blame Yourself ft GLC, Emilio Rojas & Casey Veggies

Here's a solid new track from XV. Check out Blame Yourself featuring Emilio Rojas, GLC and Casey Veggies. Click here to download.... Read more

XV – Boss Level

If you're a fan of the type of dance music you might here at the Ultra Music Festival, Coachella or Electric Zoo, you'll really dig this new track from XV.  If you want more straight-forward hip-hop, it's not for you...Props to him for stepping out and not playing it safe. ... Read more

Donny Goines – Champion’s Anthem ft Bun B, XV & Pill

Bun B, Donny Goines, XV and Pill go in on a monster beat that has a J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League feel to it (though it's produced by Maki). Check out Champion's Anthem.... Read more

XV – Hoop Dreams

Here's another solid new song from XV. Check out Hoop Dreams. Click here to download.... Read more

XV – Wichita (Video)

Here's a video from XV's mixtape Zero Heroes (click here to download).  Check out Wichita, produced by Just Blaze. Read more

XV – The Kick

After a few months hiatus, XV is coming back strong. Here's the 2nd joint from him in 2 nights. Check out The Kick. Click here to download.... Read more


XV has been on the road for a minute and now he is back in the studio. Hence, the title of his new joint. Check out BITSU. Click here to download.... Read more

XV – On the Road (Video)

XV seems like a good dude.  He's been on the road for a while and recently touched down in his hometown of Wichita, KS.  Here's some footage of some performance and interviews that give some insight into his mental.  He's one to watch.  Check it out. Read more

XV dropped a mixtape over the weekend and he’s already putting out new music.

And, J. Cole put that flame on the track.  Check out Watch Me Go. Click here to download.  If you missed XV's Zero Heroes mixtape, click here.... Read more

XV has been releasing some great music lately. Here’s his new mixtape, Zero Heroes.

Given his past releases, it's no surprise that Zero Heroes is incredibly solid.  It features production from Just Blaze, J. Cole, Seven and others.  You can listen to the whole mixtape and download it below. Download Mixtape... Read more

XV’s album is sounding like it’s going to be hot. Check out his latest song, When We’re Done.

XV's Zero Heroes album drops on tax day.  Click here for more XV. Click here to download.... Read more

Here’s a cool new upbeat track from XV ft Pusha T called Awesome.

Feels like a summer time joint. Check it out. Click here to download.... Read more

Most covers of current songs are wack or ok at best but XV really goes in on Lupe’s Words I Never Said track.

Dude really just murders it. Props to them both for elevating hip-hop with intelligent lyricism. Words I never said... Click here to download..... Read more

XV’s All For Me ft Cyhi Da Prynce, Vado & Erin Christine is a good way to bounce into your weekend.

Check out the video. Read more

Let this XV F.I.F.A. track ride for 45 seconds and it will get you WIDE open. Wow.

Props to the mighty NahRight for the video. If you missed that XV mixtape, listen and dowload it below: Download Mixtape... Read more

Smallville is one of the dopest tracks J. Cole has produced but he didn’t save it for himself…

Instead, he gave it to XV.  The song is called Smallville. Click here to download.... Read more

CyHi Da Prynce is the 2nd best rhymer on G.O.O.D. Music…and he may just be coming for Kanye. Check out how he gets down on XV’s All For Me also ft Vado & Erin Christine.

CyHi killed his verse on So Appalled and MURDERED his freestyle on Shade 45.  Dude is poised to come up in 2011.  Could G.O.O.D. Music become the Young Money of 2011? Click here to download..... Read more