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The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat): Without A Clue [Music Video]

The 1978ers’ new album, People of Today, dropped two weeks ago, now they bless us with some new visuals for the soulful debut from the duo. Videographer Jay Brown sets an intimately lit tone for yU to share something sincere. A look back at life can make you feel nostalgic and proud. yU takes some time to share the lessons he’s learned. Set at a vintage jazz club, Slimkat lays his hands on the keys, channeling the spirit of his work on the beat. Read More »

The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat): P.O.T. EP (Acts I,II, III)

On November 11th, yU and Slimkat are set to bring us their first album as a duo, entitled People of Today. As an introduction, the duo delivers the P.O.T. EP. Acts I, II, and III offer you a glimpse into the visionary direction of yU & Slimkat. Enjoy the EP below. P.O.T. EP (Act I, II, III) by The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat) Read More »

Diamond District: March On Washington [Album Review]

March on, Washington. March on. Five long years. Let me tell you where I’m coming from. When I first heard In The Ruff, the debut of the Washington, D.C. group Diamond District, it was the fall of 2009 and I was in my senior year of college in Florida. I came across the record on a Hip Hop blog with the reviewer praising the gritty feel, the rugged lyrics and interplay of the three emcees, concluding that the album was an expertly modernized take on NYC’s golden age boom bap… except these guys weren’t from New York. Oddisee, yU and Uptown XO all hail from the DMV, or the District, Maryland, and Virginia, and In The Ruff was their cannon shot to the world to show that D.C., a much overlooked scene in the Hip Hop world, could bang as hard as anywhere else. The album was definitely a diamond for me, and remained in my headphones for a good while. And I was hungry for more. Five years later? I live and work in Washington, D.C., and have been witness to the steady rise that the DMV is having in Hip Hop. Artists like Logic, Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, Wale (of course) and others are garnering interest outside the DMV. Oddisee, yU and XO have all dropped several solo works, pretty much all of them dope, and left many, me included, awaiting their reunion. And now they’re finally back with March On Washington. Five years. About time. March On ... Read More »

Diamond District (yU x Uptown XO x Oddisee): March On Washington [Stream]

The holy trinity has returned with March On Washington. Today solo artists yU, Oddisee & Uptown XO are back in group formation as Diamond District for the release of their sophomore album March On Washington. The new album is out everywhere, stream it below. March On Washington by Diamond District DOWNLOAD Read More »

Diamond District: First Step [Music Video]

Diamond District started their campaign for their new album “March On Washington” early last month, today I have the song/video for their joint “First Step” and let me tell you fam it goes hard. Oddisee sticks to the boom bap roots that were dug up on their debut and the trio of yU, XO and Oddisee are waxing poetic over this beat. Peep it above and make sure you pre-order “March On Washington” because something tells me this is going to be just as good if not better than their debut. Read More »

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