Xidal J

Xidal J

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A Louisiana transplant in Texas. Xidal J's flow is creative but brutal at the same time. Streets love honesty, and that's what he delivers. This ain't party music, it's music for the underdog or the person who's going through it.

Biography

Xidal J's story is simple. He brings what he knows to the table and expresses it in a natural. Born in Louisiana, Xidal J's root start in the deep south. As a nephew of over 6 aunts and 6 uncles and raised from a small town near Monroe, Louisiana, he was taught to respect and protect family. However, his identitiy would be tested when the entire family moved to Waco during his early teens. IIt was there that Xidal J developed his sense of style. It was obvious from the start that he was unique in a big Texas way. He talked different, walked different, and that swagger carried over into everything including football. In 2001, he reunited with other family members in Austin and learned about their newly founded record label, TrappHouse Productions. Xidal J couldn't believe that his family was able to jump in the music game, and with the inspiration of Trapphouse and other down south artists he started experimenting with music. The next few years he infused himself with all the major down south artists including Yung Jeezy, Rick Ross, UGK. By the time he graduated from high school, he was more than acquainted with Waco streets and rapping. Just playing around he would rhyme about the issues, the plexes, the girls, the money...never once thinking that it was something real. Then in 2008, he hooked up with his cousin, Gabriel "G-Money" Williams of TrappHouse. Traveling back and forth from Waco and Austin, Xidal J recorded a couple of tracks and performed with TrappHouse Productions at Texas Relays in 2010. His style was received well, and over the next few years he would finish enough tracks to compile his first album. His album "Co-Founda" is schedule for release March 2013.

Musically, he represents a pot of gumbo or jumbalaya. He'll give you a little gospel, funk, R&B but all with a Waco street flavor. As Xidal J says "It's something about the 'Co" that keeps him coming up with song after song.

What set's Xidal J apart is his no-compromise approach to quality. With beats produce by his cousin, G-Money, he raps to nothing but bangin beats with heavy basslines, and catchy melodies. His lyrics focuses on what's going down in the inner city, but without exaggeration and glofication. It goes back to his upbringing to fess up to what you do, but don't be fake about it.