Peep the new video from XO…
“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 makes clear that though skies may be grey at times, good vibes reign supreme. Lines like “The US Government played us like R&B, we were here before the colonies“ point to the underlying conviction that fuels XO’s tenacious but honest street style.
The Color Grey drops October 1st and XO’s official Mello Music Group debut album Colour de Grey lands in January.”
“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 Grey” on Mello Music Group this winter!”
“As part of the triumvirate of Diamond District, XO has been pushing intelligent 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 w/ errybodies hometeam Mello Music Group this January.
The first taste from the pre-album mixtape is “Errybody”, The uptown Washington, DC native named the track phonetically to reflect the area dialect, highlighting the culture of the DMV. Much like the place, XO is a convergence of different styles and influences that created his uniquely sharp talent. Produced by AB the Pro, XO’s longtime collaborator and producer of his upcoming solo album, the menacing and militant track is a perfect example of the intricate and gritty energy that’s been bubbling out of the district.
The video for “Errybody” was shot at SXSW earlier this year, blending the street banger with images from the crew’s trip to Austin. Nipsey Hussle, Peter Rosenberg, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, and Oddisee are some of the cameos that pop up throughout, recognizing and giving XO his props. Capitalizing on the momentum of earlier projects, the mixtape “The Color Gray” (October 1st) and the upcoming album “Colour de Grey” (January) will further ensure the rest of the world is hip to that DC slang when it drops through Mello Music Group.”
“Oddisee has enlisted the rhyme services of his Diamond District brothers yU & Uptown X.O. to craft a new track entitled “For Certain” over Rock Creek Park production. The new song is now available for free download. The album Rock Creek Park is now available on Vinyl, CD, and Digitally.”
Download the joint HERE