To give people a glimpse of the range within the Diamond District emcee’s new record, we wanted to share the second single “XO Skeleton.” The track lays bare XO’s thoughts over soul-stirring piano keys. Ever progressing, XO continues to hone his skills as both a narrative storyteller and a captivating vocalist.
Used to listen to Mos most of all,
Listenin’ to Jigga wasn’t why I had Os for y’all,
It was my back against the wall,
Lived on my paws,
Dog, sold in the snow and fog,
Summer nights in the city, smelt like smog.
Colour de Grey combines braggadocio with quotidian detail that creates a window into a life within the nation’s capital, all capped with alluring veracity.