XV is the new kid on the block and he's well aware of the eyes darting in his direction, especially as he clutches his bright green backpack. The school bag may look to be his proverbial security blanket but there's a deeper meaning to why the Wichita, Kan. native holds on to it so tightly. As he explains why he hugs it so dear in the video below, the rapper, who opened up to the Boombox recently about his penchant for comic books and video games, seems comfortable in his own skin, even if those around him can't remember his name.

Before XV moves into his new track, 'Swervin',' off the mixtape 'Zero Heroes,' he poses for some photos behind the scenes, explains the moment that people from Kansas could only dream of and reveals what he does with negative connotations. Check out XV's way with words.