Uptown XO “The Color Grey” [Mixtape]
Grey is not a color that gets much attention. But thatâ€™s not how Diamond Districtâ€™s gritty lyricist Uptown XO sees it. For the DC spitter, grey represents the convergence of two worlds: dark and light. On the anticipated mixtape The Color Grey, XO continues to combine the street and the conscious in a way thatâ€™s honest and relevant to today.
The tape, almost entirely produced by AB The Pro, is sonically consistent. Wether a tune about bittersweet summer nights, the popular â€œGood Vibes,â€ or a gutter track examining the injustice of the modern prison system, the fantastic â€œPetey Greene,â€ the songs knock. The drums crack and the bass lines rumble. Lyrically XO shines, often taking the mood of the music and fleshing it out into a coherent and persuasive song. Few MCâ€™s could so effortlessly spit lines so explicitly political and seconds later detail servinâ€™ in a manner so precise, you know itâ€™s from experience. Hood with a purpose, gutter but not nihilistic, Uptown XO complicates what ground an MC can cover.
Like its namesake, XOâ€™s tape creates something new out of opposites. Fans who prefer thought-provoking music instead of tunes to tune out to, The Color Grey is where itâ€™s at. This is just an appetizer. The full course meal, Colour De Grey, will be served later this winter on Mello Music Group.
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