Arts Desk

From the Block to the Blogs

X.O. is an MC from uptown D.C. off Georgia Ave. He's been tearing up the D.C. hip-hop scene since he was a high schooler, straight murking sessions at the legendary Tru Skool cipher at Capitol City Records. A self described "De La Wu/Tupac Pun" he's a witty, innovative lyricist who puts the D.C. street life in a unique perspective that has rarely been captured in hip-hop prose. The authenticity of his flow stands out in an era where every local MySpace rapper claims to be the repping the DMV to the fullest. When he shouts out shoot-outs, it strikes you as "all facts on tracks..check the resume, my number you can call that." This is the work of a rising star putting his street experiences into a transformative experience, which also happens to be a free download mixtape. Featuring Wale, and beats by Oddisee, Judah, The Unknown, YU. Cop that, it's big on the internets.

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