Video: Uptown XO – Dead Presidents part 4:44

Uptown XO is an American hip-hop artist who is very much in the old school tradition.

By Graeme Smith

His new track is called Dead Presidents part 4:44, the reasons for which soon become apparent as he delivers his politically-charged verse. There is an undercurrent of anger in the track, but its channelled into highly-astute and meaningful lyrics.

Uptown XO is definitely trying to provoke a reaction with this video and no doubt he’ll get it. Some could say that a track like this is inciting violence which might explain why the music video is followed by a documentary-style movie explaining the motivations behind it.

Dead Presidents part 4:44 is a musically a great track and it has something to say. Check out the video below.