Ozay Moore and Tall Black Guy drop "WSTCST" • Word Is Bond

“WSTCST” is the latest single off Ozay Moore’s new album In The Wake Of O. The track features guest vocals by Tony Ozier & Teeko and production by Tall Black Guy.

Ozay shares, “In carrying out the theme of past, present and future on “In the Wake Of O”, It was important to follow up the notion of contentment heard on “Where You At?” with (of course) a statement of reflection and longing. In my case, that’s to one day return home to the WSTCST (West Coast)… namely Seattle… my birthplace.”

He continues, “Tall Black Guy shot me the beat as it was going to be a track for a collab album we were talking about working on. Being that I was already in the process of building “In the Wake Of O”, I petitioned it make the album. I knew once it was written that we had a serious joint on our hands. Once Tony Ozier laced the hook and Teeko touched it with the Talk Box… it was a wrap! This is for the W!

WSTCST is available now on all digital platforms.

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Ozay Moore & Tall Black Guy “WSTCST” single




Ozay Moore’s In The Wake Of O album (Illect Recordings) is buzzing heavy right now. The latest single from the project is the Tall Black Guy produced “WSTCST”.

Ozay shares, “In carrying out the theme of past, present and future on “In the Wake Of O”, It was important to follow up the notion of contentment heard on “Where You At?” with (of course) a statement of reflection and longing. In my case, that’s to one day return home to the WSTCST (West Coast)… namely Seattle… my birthplace.

Tall Black Guy shot me the beat as it was going to be a track for a collab album we were talking about working on. Being that I was already in the process of building “In the Wake Of O”, I petitioned it make the album. I knew once it was written that we had a serious joint on our hands. Once Tony Ozier laced the hook and Teeko touched it with the Talk Box… it was a wrap! This is for the W!

Audio: WSTCST

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Ozay Moore releases “In The Wake Of O”

Ozay Moore and Illect Recordings are proud to present In The Wake Of O.

Over the last 20 years, Ozay Moore (fka Othello) has proven himself to be an exceptional storyteller time and time again. Whether as a member of the classic hip hop trio, Lightheaded, or as a solo artist, Moore’s alto flow has always moved crowds. Aided by some of the most soulful production and a deep knowledge of hip hop culture, Moore’s music is highly relatable because he blends personal experience with larger themes that cross cultural lines. Moore has been making records for quite some time so it would be understandable if he didn’t have more to say.

Thankfully, Ozay Moore is back and better than ever with In The Wake of O. Throughout his life Moore has seen a lot, done a lot, and Wake is a reflection of his journey in and outside of being an MC. Moore is no longer a young, ambitious rapper from Seattle focused solely on writing rhymes and traveling the world. Instead, he’s a family man in Lansing, MI having to strike a balance between his artistic goals and what’s best for his wife and two kids. How do you strike that balance? This is one of the central questions driving the record.

As the album unfolds, Moore grapples with the decision to drop the Othello moniker, his faith, racial politics in the U.S. and the impact of hip hop on his life. The word “wake” can mean many things, and In the Wake of O takes into account every single one. With an exceptional set of producers including Stro Elliot, Tall Black Guy, Ess Be, Freddie Joachim and Ohmega Watts, Wake is a seamless blend of boom bap crunch and soulful grooves. With guest appearances by Braille, Sareem Poems, Jahshua Smith, James Gardin and Propaganda the wordplay is as on point as it is thought provoking.

Ultimately, In The Wake of O is a reminder of why hip hop is such a powerful mode of communication. It also speaks to Ozay Moore’s deep love and respect for hip hop culture. As Wake plays from start to finish, Moore beautifully speaks on his personal journey while also making space for listeners to reflect on their own lives. There is something for everyone on this record.

-Written by Gus Navarro

Audio: In The Wake Of O

In The Wake Of O tracklist
1. Thumb Drive
2. Good
3. Where You At (feat. James Gardin & Jahshua Smith)
4. Slow Motion with Mosely
5. WSTCST (feat. Tony Ozier & Teeko)
6. Crowd React by Lightheaded (Ozay Moore, Ohmega Watts & Braille)
7. Abracadabra (feat. Cataphant)
8. Wow… (feat. Propaganda)
9. Low Tide
10. L.T.D. (feat. Sareem Poems)
11. Transparent See (feat. Ricky Valenz)

Production
1 Young Heat
2, 6 Stro Elliot
3-5 Tall Black Guy
7 Ohmega Watts
8 Daniel Steele
10 Freddie Joachim and Aso
11 Ess Be

Connect with Ozay Moore: Facebook // Instagram // Spotify // Twitter

Download: iTunes // Bandcamp // Google Play
Stream: Apple Music // Spotify

Originally from egotripland.com: Ozay Moore releases “In The Wake Of O”

Tall Black Guy — Let's Take A Trip (ALBUM STREAM).

(Art: Dan Lish)

TBG says: This album is all about taking a journey. As simple as that. Be it physical, emotional or spiritual. It’s asking and answering personal questions from myself within some of the tracks and also touching on social issues, i.e. racism, inequality and privilege…that have been at the forefront of my mind over last three years. [Also], jazz has definitely been more of an influence in this project, as I have been really inspired by so many up and coming musicians who I’ve been blessed to connect with.



Originally from egotripland.com: Tall Black Guy — Let's Take A Trip (ALBUM STREAM).

De La Soul — "Stakes Is High" (Tall Black Guy Pimped Out Edit) (AUDIO).

TBG says: Howdy, folks. This a tribute to one of my favorite hip-hop groups ever, De La Soul. I tried to flip “Stakes Is High,” but changed the time signature from 4/4 to a 6/8. l wanted to keep the vibe of the original so I flipped the Ahmad Jamal “Swahililand” [record]. I hope you all dig.


59.550BPM


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Originally from egotripland.com: De La Soul — "Stakes Is High" (Tall Black Guy Pimped Out Edit) (AUDIO).

Tall Black Guy — "Leave Us To Say Goodnight” (Chop 179) (AUDIO).

TBG says: Howdy folks. So this tune is the last joint I will be submitting to the beat INN forum. The beat INN will be coming to an end tomorrow. I met some wonderful cats from there. Here’s to the beat INN 2011-2015.



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Originally from egotripland.com: Tall Black Guy — "Leave Us To Say Goodnight” (Chop 179) (AUDIO).