produced by AB The Pro; Directed by 2Cams
From 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 his soon to be released mixtape “The Color Grey” (10/1). The Washingtonian rapper uses his platform to explore the Chicago School Teachers Strike, the judicial system and institutionalization, and racism in general. Enjoy the new video, look out for the mixtape, and educate yourself for the action.
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 … Read More »
Uptown XO “Errybody” (prod. AB The Pro)
From the October 1, 2012 mixtape “The Color Gray”
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 Music Group this winter.
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 … Read More »