Diamond District “First Step” (Video)

Diamond District “First Step” (Video)

Diamond District “First Step” DC’s Holy Trinity is back with their first visuals from the new album “March On Washington.” yU, Oddisee & Uptown XO enlist director Jay Brown for the visual narrative on “First Step.” Starting with XO we see the DC emcee light up the opening verse putting spirit back in the music before passing the torch on to his brethren. yU then spits cold bars with the linguistic dexterity of a seasoned veteran, all the while casually grinding an African chew stick. Meanwhile, the video lays out…

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Diamond District “Lost Cause” (Single)

Diamond District “Lost Cause” (Single)

March On Washington by Diamond District Diamond District “Lost Cause” (yU, Oddisee, Uptown XO) Diamond District’s second single Lost Cause from the groups upcoming album March On Washington. The track is produced by rising star Oddisee and features the trio (yU, Oddisee, Uptown XO) rhyming some of their most impassioned bars to date. The three emcees bring wildly different styles to the track and offer listeners something very fresh. Like brothers who’ve gone down different paths, yU, Oddisee, and Uptown XO all started in DC and have grown into their…

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Uptown XO “Evolution” (Video)

Uptown XO “Evolution” (Video)

Uptown XO “Evolution”. From “Colour de Grey” | Prod. AB The Pro | Directed by Backie T Mp3: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/colour-de-grey/id598523872CD: http://ughh.com/uptown-xo-w-ab-the-pro-colour-de-grey/MMG033CD/Vinyl: http://ughh.com/uptown-xo-w-ab-the-pro-colour-de-grey-gray-vinyl-album-digital-download/MMG033LP/ Uptown XO is DC through and through. Born as Jamaal Walton in historic Howard University hospital in ’85, XO grew up immersed in the culture and music of the District of Columbia. Both parents were musicians and XO’s first musical experiences include singing in the church choir and learning the piano, trumpet and drums. Being as active in the local scene as possible, wether it meant passing out mixtapes or working at…

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Uptown XO “Spread Love” (Video)

Uptown XO “Spread Love” (Video)

Uptown XO “Spread Love” From the album “Colour de Grey” Directed by Jay Gregory Produced by AB The Pro Cool Kids Forever Films Mello Music Group 2013. Available on… CD: http://ughh.com/uptown-xo-w-ab-the-pro-colour-de-grey/MMG033CD/ Vinyl: http://ughh.com/uptown-xo-w-ab-the-pro-colour-de-grey-gray-vinyl-album-digital-download/MMG033LP/ Twitter: @UptownXO http://uptownxo.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Uptown-XO-of-Diamond-District/457005527673659?fref=ts Uptown XO is DC through and through. Born as Jamaal Walton in historic Howard University hospital in ’85, XO grew up immersed in the culture and music of the District of Columbia. Both parents were musicians and XO’s first musical experiences include singing in the church choir and learning the piano, trumpet and…

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Uptown XO “Flowers” (Video)

Uptown XO “Flowers” (Video)

Uptown XO “Flowers” (Video) new album “Colour de Grey” coming Jan 29th Directed by Backie Thomas Produced by AB The ProUptown XO continues to offer raw emotive rhymes that open windows to his world. The cold, gun toting exterior often belies the humanity behind it all. XO offers a story not unlike many with scarface dreams born of section 8, but fresh in it’s minutia the way only truth can be. The disection of this textured story’s cycle from evictions as a youth to the echos from the fridge; from…

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Uptown XO “Rugged” ft. Obi Say & Awthentik (Video)

Uptown XO “Rugged” ft. Obi Say & Awthentik (Video)

New Uptown XO Video “Rugged” ft. Obi Say & Awthentik Directed by 2 Cams. Uptown XO continues the march towards the release of his new solo album: “Colour de Grey.” Today, XO offers a new visual for the track “Rugged” off his pre-album mixtape “The Color Gray.” The track, produced by A.B. the Pro, features Obi Say and Awthentik spitting bars alongside XO who breaks it down to a fraction. “The old heads gave us the game, and now I’ma give you the jewels” uptown xo rugged

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Uptown XO “Petey Greene” feat. AB The Pro (Video)

Uptown XO “Petey Greene” feat. AB The Pro (Video)

produced by AB The Pro; Directed by 2CamsFrom the upcoming mixtape “The Color Grey” (10/1)”The Schools closed, the prisons open.”Hip-Hop at it’s best is more than entertainment — it is political. Enter Petey Greene: 70’s & 80’s DC radio host turned television celebrity, who made his mark discussing racism, poverty, drugs, and life in America with unparalleled candor. Fast forward 30 years and much of rap has lost its edge, much of its political ambition. Bringing it back, is Diamond District emcee Uptown XO on the newest cut, Petey Greene, from…

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Uptown XO “Good Vibes” (Video)

Uptown XO “Good Vibes” (Video)

Uptown XO (of Diamond District) is preparing to drop his latest mixtape The Color Grey October 1st. In anticipation Secret Society & MMG have the new video for the standout track “Good Vibes”. The song sounds exactly like the title: AB The Pro builds the beat around a soothing vibe chord change that XO compliments with unorthodox flow. Mirroring the musical mood, the video’s director Blackie T takes us to a late summer barbecue in full effect: savory chicken and hot dogs grillin’, homies chllin’ and playing cards. Lyrically, XO…

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Uptown XO “Occupy DC” (Video)

Uptown XO “Occupy DC” (Video)

Another beautiful visual from Uptown XO shot and directed by Ralph Lorenzo from the clctv . This is an important visual that reflects what XO stands for as an mc. “Occupy DC” will be on the upcoming mixtape and was based of the Occupy movement going on earlier in 2012. The video asks viewers to imagine a universe where knowledge is truly dangerous. It’s a good glimpse of what’s in store for XO fans. Look for the upcoming mixtape “The Color Grey” (October 1st) and the new album “Colour de…

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Uptown XO “Errybody” (Video)

Uptown XO “Errybody” (Video)

“Uptown XO “Errybody” (prod. AB The Pro) From the October 1, 2012 mixtape “The Color Gray” Twitter: @UptownXO Facebook: XOuptown As part of the triumvirate of Diamond District, XO has been pushing DC street rap to the forefront for the past few years. Before XO reconvenes with Oddisee and yU for their sophomore group effort (March On Washington), XO is gearing up for the release of his new mixtape “The Color Gray” October 1st. To be followed by his new solo project “Colour de Grey”, to be released on Mello…

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