The X Presidents
The X Presidents are an award winning band based out of Vancouver, Canada. Blending self produced beats, live instruments, samplers, singing and emceeing, this group is not one to miss. The group is comprised of producer/emcee Matt Diamind, Khingz (named Seattle’s Best emcee by Seattle Weekly), looping instrumentalist/singer Mark Woodyard, Bassist Bobby Dimock & emcee Mic Flont. With their sound blending a wide variety of influences including jazz, rock & blues, this group is pushing themselves both musically and lyrically.
Their debut, self-produced EP “Clear Skies on a Cloudy Day” was very well received across Canada and the United States. Brent Bradley (Media Editor @ Strange Music Inc.) spoke highly of the project; “On their latest project “Clear Skies on a Cloudy Day”, the bar has been set high for hip-hop in general.”
TXP has shared the stage & toured with many acclaimed artists such as Kool Keith, Redman, Slum Village, Akil (Jurassic 5), to name a few. After releasing their single & video for “Tumblin’ ft. Fatlip & J-swift (formerly of The Pharcyde)”, they joined Bizarre Ride for a 15-date, 10-country tour in Europe to promote the new single & upcoming album “Hands Up”.
The X Presidents’ second album "Hands Up” was listed in BeatRoute Magazine’s top 25 Vancouver releases of 2017.
“The X Presidents’ self-produced second album is a largely introspective affair, with tracks ranging in tone from melancholic, guitar-driven reflections like “What I Should Have Said” and “Get Me Through (ft. Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde)” to the more feel-good “Carefree” and ‘Tumblin’ ft. Fatlip & J-Swift of The Pharcyde)”. Jazz, blues, and rock influences underscore the album, resulting in a cohesive, relevant release from a local hip-hop crew worth keeping an eye out for.”
Shortly after its’ release, The X Presidents were asked to perform at the Canada Day 150th festivities at Canada Place, alongside many other acclaimed artists & also performed at the revered Phillips Backyard Stage for the Rifflandia Festival - 10th Anniversary. TXP recently joined Fatlip & Slimkid3 (formerly of The Pharcyde) for the Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25th Anniversary Tour across Canada in October 2017, selling out shows across the country.
With new music and videos on the way in 2018, The X Presidents will be joining Akil from Jurassic 5 across Canada in the spring and will also be headlining their own Eastern Canadian tour in the summer.
"Take it back. No, not hip hop culture, POWER. Take it back. Your power to choose. Take it back. Your power to decide what's right and wrong. Take it back. Your power to decide your own future. Take it back. The sovereignty of your own body. Take it back. The sanctity of your own home. Your ability to love and grow. Your passion to truly be alive for one fucking moment at least! Take it back. Take it all back."
Matt Diamind / @mattdiamind
Khingz / @khingzotow
Mark Woodyard / @markwoodyard
Pineapple Espresso Ft. J-Sw!ft
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Beatroute: Best of 2017 Vancouver Local Releases
December 19, 2017 - The X Presidents’ self-produced second album is a largely introspective affair, with tracks ranging in tone from melancholic, guitar-driven reflections like “What I Should Have Said” and “Get Me Through” to the more feel-good “Carefree” and “Tumblin’.” Jazz, blues, and rock influences underscore the album, resulting in a cohesive, relevant release from a local hip-hop crew worth keeping an eye out for.
Hip-hop Canada: pineapple espresso review
March 22, 2017 - Vancouver hip-hop crew, The X Presidents have quickly grown a notable following and establhed a respected name for themselves in the West.
What the Hype: pineapple ESPRESSO review
April 18, 2017 - Vancouver based hip-hop group “The X-Presidents” team up with J-Swift for the video release of “Pineapple espresso”. On March 15th X-Presidents brought us back to the roots of hip-hop this new record is a smooth Jazzy – Boombap record and is for sure to keep you mellow and lift any weight you have on your shoulders for 4 Minutes and 15