The X Presidents
The X Presidents are a hip hop group based out of Vancouver, Canada. Blending live instruments, samplers, singing and emceeing, this group is not one to miss. The group is comprised of Khingz (named Seattle’s Best emcee by Seattle Weekly), producer/emcee Matt Diamond, 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 U.S. 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. Their 2nd self-produced album "Hands Up" was released in the spring of 2017. After releasing their single "Tumblin" ft. Fatlip & J-swift (from The Pharcyde), they joined The Pharcyde for a 15-date, 10-country tour in Europe to promote the new single & album in December 2016.
"Hands Up" was released in June 2017 with features from Slimkid3, Fatlip & J-Swift. Shortly after, The X Presidents were asked to perform at the Canada Day 150th festivities at Canada Place, alongside many other acclaimed artists. TXP will be joining Fatlip & Slimkid3 for the Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25th Anniversary Tour across Canada in October 2017, to promote the new single with Slimkid3 "Get Me Through". TXP will also be a part of the 2017 Rifflandia Music Festival in Victoria, Canada.
"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 Diamond / @mattdiamondtxp
Khingz / @khingzotow
Mark Woodyard / @markwoodyard
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