Posts Tagged ‘Uptown X.O.’

DMV Beats: Fat Trel’s Deal, Uptown X.O., Black Cobain, Marlow, Kane, Incwell, Dunson, and Shy Glizzy

Fat Trel and Uptown X.O.
Fat Trel must be celebrating somewhere. On Wednesday, Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group label announced it had signed Trel to a record deal. The Northeast rapper plans to celebrate this Saturday with a signing and single release party at Stadium Club. And earlier this week, local blogger DDot Omen premiered "Str8 [...]

What’s Diamond District Doing in Roc Nation’s Offices?

Earlier this morning, Diamond District members yU and Uptown X.O. managed to bring even more anticipation to the group's forthcoming March on Washington album.
X.O., the trio's most outspoken member, posted a picture on Instagram of the offices of Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by Jay-Z. "This where that #intheruff #diamonddistrict album got us!!!! In [...]

Kelow Taps Mainstream Hip-Hop’s Misogyny But Doesn’t Share Its Taste for Beef

A year and a half ago, few hip-hop fans in the District had heard about Kelow, a blond-dreadlocked, wisp-thin, weed-smoking lesbian rapper from Forestville, Md. But she was about to be big in Sweden.
In September 2011, Kelow’s video for "Haterz" popped up on the Swedish hip-hop blog Pussy Made of Gold. By summer 2012, she [...]

Cricket Cemetery to Release X.O.’s The Takeover 2 on Vinyl

Yesterday on Facebook, Arlington-based record label Cricket Cemetery announced that it plans to re-release X.O.'s 2008 Takeover 2 mixtape on vinyl this summer.
"I am honored to announce the addition of X.O. to the Cricket Cemetery family," says the label's status update. It promises to give the mixtape "deluxe packaging" on colored vinyl in a limited [...]

DMV Beats: Mullyman’s Ravens Anthem, Ace the Artist, Beat Tape Projects

Purple Reign

The Baltimore Ravens have some issues. They were the Cleveland Browns until 1996, so the Midwest grapples with their very existence. Catch them live, and you’ll see a franchise that revels in its bad-guy persona: only the bruising defensive players get player intros; you’ll hear three straight Rick Ross tracks and then Metallica during [...]

Arts Roundup: Anthem Edition

She sang the anthem, y'all. [Rolling Stone]
AFI Silver Theatre risks massive profit loss if it can't go digital [Gazette]
After controversy, Cool Disco Donut changes its name to Zeke's D.C. Donuts [Washington City Paper]
The Post goes deep inside the Cool Disco Donut hole [Post]
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist author visits her old high school, Bethesda Chevy [...]

Uptown X.O., Colour de Grey, Reviewed

Uptown X.O. used to rap for the sake of rapping. While D.C. rapidly gentrified, the MC chose to overlook the socioeconomic changes sweeping his hometown, opting for a romanticized view of his city—and himself.
So X.O.'s music sounded relaxed, carried by an air of cool confidence. With an offbeat flow, he sloughed off negative energy with charismatic [...]

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