It’s rare to find a hip-hop artist who appeals to everyone from all walks of life. Xavier does just that, proving himself to be that rare artist through his vivid, poetic and real life – though upbeat and optimistic – lyrics.
Xavier’s generation-defying appeal comes in part because of his live band which is a gifted, smooth and well trained group that’s most often comprised of a trumpet, sax, keys, guitar, bass and drums. While most hip-hop artists lazily rely on a DJ, Xavier has tasked a crew of expert instrumentalists to help him create a live experience that’s unparalleled in the world of hip-hop. They gently wrap his insightful lyrics in energetic and accessible jazz that consistently captivates crowds of all ages.
While the band’s smooth, patient strumming draws you in, the lyrical portrait Xavier paints of this often gritty world is what leaves audiences of all backgrounds feeling they’re one with a peer or someone who has actually lived in their dirt-stained shoes. That’s because they are: Xavier is all of us. Before Xavier recently opened up for Mobb Deep, Zion I and Rakim, he was raised in Los Angeles by a single mother and eventually wound up homeless – sleeping in his car until he could make a few dollars in order to lay his head on an actual pillow.
Now he’s a single father, and the lessons he first learned on the streets of L.A. and now Las Vegas pour out when he’s on stage, like in his song “Sunshine” where he longs to be good father in the face of all the adversity and poor role models confronting us all.
“We just got to teach our kids they can change the world,” Xavier raps with his calm though upbeat tone. “They used to tell me, ‘Try them drugs.’ I ain’t never try it.”
Xavier’s heart doesn’t just pour out in his lyrics, he also backs it up with action. He has taken part in feeding the homeless as well as hosted and organized his first annual Toy Drive, which brought out some of Las Vegas’ best talent to pay it forward for kids in need. He’s also played a benefit concert for the Las Vegas Victims' Fund, as well as performing for the neglected and abused children who live at St. Jude's Ranch.
Xavier has been featured on Fox News, NBC News and Las Vegas Channel 8 News. He also sold out The Bunkhouse Saloon for his EP release in 2017. Shortly after he had a successful headlining show in Hollywood, CA. With all of the success in 2017, Xavier has nothing but big plans for 2018.