Calling out the fakers! New single “Boy You Is Broke” by artist “X”
ARLINGTON, TX – There’s a hot, new young artist out of Texas who is creating something unique for music lovers everywhere. The 19 year old artist, Xavier Donald (known by the artist name “X”) combines Hip Hop, Rap and R&B to deliver fresh rhythm and rhyme, unlike anything that has come before. His new single, which features some haunting and clean piano, “Boy You Is Broke” calls out the wannabe big shots who flash the cash, but really don’t have any money at all.
Unlike most artists of his generation, X doesn’t use explicit language in his music. He keeps everything clean and radio ready to make music that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their age. Created when X started freestyling after discarding his original beat, “Boy You Is Broke” was recorded at a home-built studio in Hurst, TX. His cousin joined in, and the track just came together. X knows plenty of people who flash their money around, and he also knows how broke they really are. “I keep seeing people my age flashing money,” said X. “I know they’re not really having money like that. They just wanna put on a show for their followers.” He is sure that by flashing money around, these people just make themselves targets.
X dropped his very first single, “Runnin’” earlier this summer. In that short time, he’s changed things up and keeps growing. While the beats for his first single were written by his father, X wrote the beats for this latest track.
A committed artist who lists Daniel Caesar, Russ, Kanye West, Drake, and John Mayer as his greatest musical influences, X comes from a family that has always loved music. His dad had a band back in the day, and they had a recording studio in their house. When Xavier was a kid, he and his sister would play around with writing music. While in high school, he started writing beats for YouTube. Back then, X was not interested in recording his own music – he was practicing his rhyming and improving as an artist.
After the family moved and built another recording studio, X started to get more serious about his own music. About a year ago, he started laying out plans to launch his career. Preferring to maintain financial and creative control, X writes everything for his songs, including his own beats.
Recording, working a full time job, writing beats and spending time with his family keep X crazy busy. He’s had to prioritize responsibilities while chasing his dreams, which include making lots of videos. The video for “Runnin’” is already out, and another for “Boy You Is Broke” is coming soon. After releasing a few more singles, X intends to release his debut album, “Success Is My Revenge,” in September.
In these times of increasing tensions, X is an artist with a powerful belief. Instead of spreading hate, he’s promoting the message that we need to start spreading love to everybody. Without a doubt, this X from Texas is one to keep an eye on.
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