Uptown XO feat. Obi Say and Awthentik, “Rugged”

The Diamond District member and DMV’s own Uptown X.O found that spot in DC that looks like pre-Hype Williams New York. From his The Color Grey mixtape.

posted: December 21st, 2012, 11:29am


Uptown XO, “Finding My Way”

In this conceptual track, Uptown XO explores the two sides of The District, the seat of government for the nation and home to some of the toughest streets in the… Watch


Uptown XO, “Everyday”

​With a bit of influence from Jay-Z and Kanye circa 2003 in the sound, the visuals in Uptown XO’s latest video looks like it goes back even further, to the… Watch


Uptown XO, “Needs & Wants”

​Uptown works through that relationship drama ish, with hearts (and iPhones) breaking. Latest from his Colour de Grey. Watch


Uptown XO, “Spread Love”

​More from the Diamond District member’s solo effort, rolling on a beats from a new school sample paired with an old school drum roll. Off of Colour de Grey. Watch


Uptown XO, “Flowers”

Uptown XO continues his brand of 90’s revivalism, as this one’s an instance of classic tragic street hustle storytelling raps that don’t pretend it’s all gravy.… Watch

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Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly… Read