“Xavier Wulf never fails to adapt to the times. We’ve seen the Memphis rapper go from a Three 6 Mafia-worshipping Raider Klan member to one of the earliest stars with a cult following on SoundCloud.” – Pitchfork
“Xavier Wulf has come a long way from being one of the first self-proclaimed rappers to discover SoundCloud in its infancy. He’s opened up his own retail store in Los Angeles and is shutting down a national tour with SESHOLLOWATERBOYZ this year.” – The FADER
“Xavier Wulf moved to Los Angeles, but his sound remains Memphis to the bone” – XXL
Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1992, Xavier Beard began rapping early on, inspired by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. He began working on music at home, sharing it through online networks and finding himself fully immersed in the world of recording and performance by the end of his teens. Originally performing under the name Ethelwulf; Beard became a member of the Raider Klan, a hip-hop collective that included SpaceGhostPurrp, Muney Junior, Jitt, and many others. In 2012 he released his debut mixtape; The Wolf Gang’s Rodolphe, and shortly there-after a score of additional mixtapes and collaborations before leaving Raider Klan in early 2013, citing creative differences. Though working under several aliases, Beard chose Xavier Wulf as his main moniker and released new music at a nonstop rate over the next several years. As collaborations with Bones, Eddy Baker and Chris Travis materialized, and Sheshollowaterboyz began to take shape, as did several mixtapes and a more considered full-length release with his 2015’s Project X album. Each release saw Xavier Wulf expanding on his style, moving from the dark throwback sounds of earlier works into new territories and ultimately becoming one of the most important and original underground artists’ paving the way for many successful independent artists careers today.