Brady Watt f/ Topaz Jones & Ro James “Black & White”

You Know The 6 God & The Trap God—Now Get Familiar With The “Bass God”
Colors Fade Into Black & White

Billboard Premiere

Upon moving to NY from Boston, Brady Watt was tapped by Dame Dash as his musical director and thereafter contributed to a string of celebrated releases including Curren$y’s Pilot Talk 1 & II, 24 Hour Karate School, and Murs’ Love & Rockets; and playing alongside the likes of Mos Def and Jay Electronica.
His nickname “BASSGOD” was bestowed upon him after many studio and live sessions and he is generally regarded as one of the industry’s  preeminent bassist’s; validated by the fact that he is most streamed bass player alive.  While he may have been bestowed a holy moniker, Brady plays almost any instrument under the sun and also writes, produces and composes all of his own solo material.  That versatility will be on full display when he releases his forthcoming sophomore album, To Get Back Home, on DJ Premier’s TTT Label in 2018.
2017 was a stellar year for Brady Watt.  He traveled the world with DJ Premier as a member of his The Badder Band and joined Preem for a monumental NPR Tiny Desk Performance (the first such ever performance by a DJ), announced his signing to Premier’s TTT (To The Top) imprint and premiered new music with XXL, Mass Appeal and Okayplayer. Brady’s diversity was also on display, as he worked with Jay Electronica, G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$, Rick Ross and Curren$y, produced two tracks for Talib Kweli & Styles P Seven EP & worked on eight tracks on Statik Selektah’s (including appearing on the lead-single, “Man Of The Hour,” featuring 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifia) 8 album. 
The arrow for Brady Watt’s 2018 is already pointing up.   After joining Talib Kweli and BJ The Chicago Kid for a performance of Kweli’s "The One I Love" on the Stephen Colbert show in support of his Radio Silence album and recently headlining gigs at the legendary Blue Note in NYC and performing at LA’s famed Low End Theory club (which has been a launch pad for artists such as Daddy Kev, Flying Lotus and many others), Brady was also featured on PRhyme 2’s (DJ Premier & Royce 5’9’s) new project (appearing on the albums closing track “Gotta Love It” which also featured Cee-Lo) which recently reached #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart. 
After premiering “Journey’s Lead By Intuition” with Uproxx in February, Brady Watt unveils his new soulful single, “Black & White” featuring Topaz Jones & Ro James with Billboard.  Ro and I have been friends since my first year in New York” Brady stated.  “We've also been collaborating since then, from backing him up onstage at countless artist showcases in the early days to producing records leading to a deal with RCA. I needed an emcee to breathe more lyrical content into it, but it really had to be the right fit.  Around that time I discovered Topaz Jones on Spotify and was really diggin his style. “Black & White” was conceived in Malibu during the same stay when I wrote “Youth In Revolt” and a grip of others for the album. I wrote that guitar part and recorded the cello arrangement. When Ro and I linked back up in NY I laid it down, cut the hook and built the beat around it.”

While Brady produces an exquisite canvas, Ro and Topaz use the ideology of love and intimacy as a muse to paint an emotionally colorful tapestry. “What this song represents to me is like post breakup remembering only the good qualities of someone and missing them” Brady affirmed.  “You start miss them and forget why it ended and you're left with a partial rendition of that person.”

In this “Black & White” portrait, the initial endorphin rush of a budding relationship creates a luminescent bright magenta hue. Suddenly, what once had masterpiece potential becomes tainted by real life obstacles creating real time distractions and distance.  Walls are thrown up and the picture becomes irrevocably distorted. Alas, just as love fades, so to do colors. 

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