XV – Pop Culture (Mixtape)
Posted by J_Salzer on June 15, 2012
Best mixtape of 2012. I know that’s not the best way to start out a post, but I had to make my feelings known to everyone before I embarked on the journey of trying to illustrate my feelings on this mixtape into a somewhat concise blog post. Wow that was a long sentence. Sorry, I’m rambling. Back to the mixtape. XV’s “Pop Culture” is absolutely off the charts, his beat selections are perfect, and his lyrics are witty, well delivered, and hard hitting. He goes from emotional songs, like “The Kick,” to high energy songs like “Her Favorite Song,” without missing a beat. He has some amazing features, including BoB, Schoolboy Q, and Emilio Rojas. On the production side, he lists his favorite beat maker, The Awesome Sound, along with Xaphoon Jones to craft the canvases he paints his pictures on. It’s an incredibly well rounded and diverse mixtape, and I think it has something for everyone.
XV’s “Zero Heroes” was my favorite mixtape of 2011, so let’s hope “Pop Culture” holds it’s spot as my favorite mixtape of 2012.