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Indie Love Enterprises, in collaboration with Cricket Cemetery, is pleased to announce the release of Uptown XO's Takeover 2 on two 12” color 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 th e mid-60s. Uptown XO (or “XO”) was one of the first to bring exposure to this new sound when he released his sophomore project, Takeover 2.
Using a mixture of go-go, soul and jazz infused hiphop instrumentals, XO expresses a strong sense of pride for his community and a dedication to preserving the authenticity of D.C. culture. Washingtonians consider this project to be the archetype of modern day hiphop in D.C.
As years went by, many came and went in the local hiphop scene, but XO stayed planted in Washington to help the city flourish as a potential platform for popular hiphop music. Today, XO is a member of the internationally acclaimed hiphop trio, Diamond District, and a star among the Mello Music Group roster. He is currently working on his next solo project entitled E.A.L.U. – an acronym for “Everybody Ain’t Like Us” – as well as Diamond District's sophomore album entitled "March on Washington," which is due for release on October 14th.
This record can be purchased online at: cricketcemetery.storenvy.com/collections/536134-2xlp/products/5366419-uptown-xo-takeover-2-2xlp
Stream it here: soundcloud.com/indie-love-enterprises/sets/uptown-xo-takeover-2