Uptown X.O. – Black America [Video]

Born and bred Washington DC wordsmith, Uptown X.O, and multimedia production collaborative, CLCTVE, have once again joined forces to craft the Diamond District emcee’s latest visual, “Black America”. The politically charged record, produced by A.B the Pro, is a lyrical diatribe aimed at our nations governing hierarchies for their perceived roles in the ongoing “black plight” that continues to disconnect many from mainstream society. Fittingly enough, the visual depicts X.O delivering his controversial message directly within the political apex of America, Downtown Washington, where government buildings tower over a gentrified community once known as “Chocolate City”. Inspired by Mario Van Peebles’ early 90’s cult classic, New Jack City, “Black America” features intertwining excerpts from the film which serve as a backdrop for the Crack Cocaine epidemic that X.O makes references to in the song. The rapper’s latest project, “Monumental II”, a follow up to its 2009 critically acclaimed predecessor “Monumental”, is set to release Tuesday, August 30th. The album features production in its entirety from A.B the Pro and contains guest features from Fat Trel and X.O’s Diamond District crew, among others. Be on the lookout for “Monumental II” and more CLCTVE directed presentations from X.O.

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