"The Diamond District" - DC hip-hop group created by state veterans Oddisee, Uptown XO & yU the 78er. Their highly anticipated debut album 'In The Ruff' is the answer for any lover of hip-hop who asks the question - "Where did that grimy East Coast sound go?"

The group was founded by rapper/producer Oddisee, who has a long list of production & collaboration credits with the likes of Freeway, Talib Kweli, Siagon, Little Brother, Trek Life, Charles Hamilton, Jazzy Jeff, Buckshot, Royce The 5"9', Nikki Jean, Muhsinah, J-Live, lil fame of M.O.P., Skyzoo, and many more. Oddisee's soulful, haunting samples over bass-heavy beat breaks create the perfect instrumentals for him, X.O. & yU to match with their street savvy, politically conscious lyrics.