Today we’d like to introduce you to Xiiv.
Xiiv is from Miami Florida, born on December 5th, 1996. He is the youngest of five siblings and was raised mostly by his father growing up.
He attended the school of Blanch Ely High School. Which is the same school current artist Kodak Black attended, which Xiiv happen to be in the same classroom with artist Kodak Black at the time.
Growing up, Xiiv wasn’t much of a talker. He stated during his time in school, he didn’t have it easy with the ladies. He never understood how he would approach them in the right way so he would stay silent but when he tries, it didn’t go his way.
He would always get let down and felt awful for even trying.
He was in love with playing basketball to get his mind out of what he was going through.
With time being so hard, Xiiv would fall into depression and basketball wasn’t strong enough for him to cope with his pain.
Throughout his high school years, Xiiv fell in love with the industry, he then realized what he wanted was to be an actor.
His first gig, he got casted in a bus transit commercial followed by an extra role in Oceans 8 featuring Rihanna.
And a few more including g student films.
But it wasn’t enough for him…
Xiiv throughout his years of high school would listen to artist Chris Brown followed by transitioning to The Weeknd who is currently his favorite artist to this day.
Xiiv stated The Weeknd inspired him to start writing music.
Although he was writing music, he didn’t take it seriously.
Not until the tragic death of the artist xxxtenacion.
Xiiv saw X three months before his passing coming out of a probation center in his hometown. He stated he didn’t want to feel like a fan wagon, so he didn’t talk to X.
Which he later regrets and says he truly wishes he talked to him if he knew this would happen.
On June 18, 2018, Xiiv was supposed to go to a friend’s house in Deerfield Beach around the time of 3:40. But didn’t end up going anymore. He stated he was too tired and was asleep.
Xiiv woke up to a tragic news as he was scrolling through his Instagram feed and saw a story post on his friend’s Instagram page which stated rip X.
Xiiv was shocked and didn’t want to believe it.
As he digs in deeper and saw that X was actually shot and killed in the same exact area where his friend lives at which is a 6-min walk from where he lives.
Also, found out it was the exact same time he was supposed to be there at his friend’s house.
Xiiv said he felt responsible and that what if it was meant for him to save X because he doesn’t think it was a coincidence that this happens the exact same time and location and that he would see X again.
He stated The Weeknd May have inspired him.
But X made him pursue his music career.
Has it been a smooth road?
It’s been hard where I couldn’t find the money to invest in my music when I was getting started.
And I didn’t the steps of how to get in the music industry and how I could ever reach my goal.
Please tell us more about your music, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am a pop, rock, and r&b singer.
What I am proud of that makes me stand out is combining these three genres to make a new sound.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Starting out in a major city is always a good thing and really helps especially when it comes to music.
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/imxiiv?igshid=5o610fkjuxum
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/elyseprophete/status/1152410364409262080?s=21
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZpKkrKrSunTa71dL3UJHw