When Diamond District dropped In the Ruff on Mello Music Group in 2009, the gritty drums and grimy raps combined as elementally as hydrogen and oxygen. The D.C. Voltron of Oddisee, yU, and X.O. dusted off and revitalized a sound once consigned to the catacombs. Hailed as an instant classic, its impact reverberated throughout the […]
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DC’s Holy Trinity is back with their first visuals from the new album “March On Washington.” yU, Oddisee & Uptown XO enlist director Jay Brown for the visual narrative on “First Step.” Starting with XO we see the DC emcee light up the opening verse putting spirit back in the music before passing the torch […]
Today the nation’s largest weekly newspaper, The Village Voice, premiered Diamond District’s second single Lost Cause from the groups upcoming album March On Washington. The track is produced by rising star Oddisee and features the trio (yU, Oddisee, Uptown XO) rhyming some of their most impassioned bars to date. The three emcees bring wildly different […]
Indie Love Enterprises, in collaboration with Cricket Cemetery, are pleased to announce the release of Uptown XO’s Takeover 2 on two 12” colored vinyl LPs — limited to 100 copies! In 2008, a unique hiphop movement gained attention in the nation’s capital which was influenced by go-go, the native music genre that originated in the […]
Mello 2 is the follow-up to 2011′s “Mello Instros,” and is a collection of beats, rhymes & songs for you to kick back and vibe out. Along with instrumentals, there are guest vocals by yU of Diamond District, The Audible Doctor, Folkland (Lemar French & Los), and Naf Keen. Mello 2 by maticulous
Audible Doctor & maticulous team up once again as Audimatic with help from yU of Diamond District. Sunsets is the lead single off of maticulous’ new project Mello 2 available on Bandcamp, March 11.
Following singles, “Bobby’s Theme” “Legendary Fall” and “Mickey Goldmill” featuring Low Budget’s Kaimbr, DC based MC/Producer J-Scienide is back with his latest track, “Garbage.” For the song, Scienide drops a barrage of heavyweight bars over a gritty produced track, produced by MC/Producer yU (1978ers/Diamond District). With “Garbage” Scienide gives those who have been following him […]
Uptown XO’s new album “Colour de Grey” continues to makes it’s rounds and gain attention. Today DC MC XO spreads love with his newest video directed by Jay Gregory of Cool Kids Forever Films. The ultra crisp, high def drive through the nation’s capital features Uptown XO rhyming over AB The Pro production tackling karma, […]
Here’s the audio companion for the video we showcased earlier. Enjoy, homie.
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. Enjoy the song For Certain […]