XPERIENCE - Candy [Music Video]
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Seattle hip-hop emcee and vocalist Xperience aka XP unveils hot new video for "Candy."
In 2001 XP moved back to Olympia to live with his estranged father. It was there that XP started to put rhymes to beats and consider rapping as a career. In 2004, he opened up for Brother Ali, alongside a young, up-and-coming, white emcee and fellow Olympia-based emcee Ben Haggarty aka Macklemore.
“I was blown away when I saw him do ‘White Privilege,’ recalls XP. “After the show we hung out and just clicked." When Macklemore invited XP to collaborate on music, it was the beginning of what would become his long, close friendship. XP was featured on “Hold Your Head Up,” “As Soon As I Wake Up,” and “Good For You” on Macklemore's 2005 The Language of My World and was promptly enlisted to join Macklemore's first worldwide tour.
Meanwhile, at that time XP also met other notable Seattle hip-hop artists likeSleep, Onry Ozzborn, JFK, Smoke, and Candidt. By 2006, he was the last member to be inducted into the famed Northwest collective, Oldominion— and became firmly planted in the Seattle hip-hop landscape. He has released numerous projects of his own, including the 2012 The Mixtape The Durden Papers "Vol 1, "the 2013 EP, The Revelations and Chasing Grace last year.