Xavier Sharif Galloway (born October 20, 1994) is an American musician who is staged by the mononym Xavier. Xavier has been writing songs since the age of 8 and has rose into the recording scene at age 15 with independent producer Saviour Adu of SVR Btz. His style of music is summed up as smooth hip hop with pop and alternative innuendos. He is greatly influenced by artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, Kid Cudi, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Chris Brown. He is also a self taught amateur producer who will be the executive producer of his first mixtape "17 Lights" due for the winter of 2012. His future goals in music is to have been featured with his influences, run his own label, and become a legend in the business. Follow Xavier on twitter @yoitsX and also subscribe to his youtube channel( youtube.com/XavieRgAllowaY) and follow his soundcloud( soundcloud.com/xgalloway25).