XV’s a populist at heart, whether that’s evident through his choice of jittery club-ready production or tasty cultural allusions. On his latest video for “Batteries” he incorporates both, appealing to fans across the Hip-Hop spectrum. The Philly-directed clip splices shots of a gritty, industrial graveyard with quick cuts to the aforementioned name drops, which include Ninja Turtles and Michael Jordan. The Kansas native also inspires “Batteries” partner Trae The Truth to join the meme-ified ad-lib session, with each verbal nod gaining its own black-and-white imagery.
There’s been no word on a proper follow-up to 2011’s Zero Heroes, but Vizzy’s staying energized, currently touring the Midwest and dropping visuals like these.