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Of Process and Progression (Instrumentals)

by Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Purple/Canary Yellow Color-In-Color w/ Tangerine and Magenta Splatter

    Includes unlimited streaming of Of Process and Progression (Instrumentals) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Tall Black Guy chases his extraordinary 2021-released collab LP, Of Process and Progression alongside emcee Ozay Moore, with the long awaited instrumental version. The record is a celebration of hip-hop and its many influences, especially jazz, funk, soul, and R&B. And now that it’s available in instrumental form, listeners can fully dive into and unpack the layers, samples, and sounds comprising the release.

In speaking about his approach to the album’s production, TBG explains the process as follows: "When myself and Ozay decided to come together to make OPAP, we really wanted to make it to where there were no skips. And the production had to be top notch.” He goes on to say that he didn’t want to just sample, but instead add live instrumentation and collaborations with other musicians to craft the sound they wanted.

“I wanted to make sure Ozay had a lot of space to get his point across in the songs he was coming up with,” TBG says. And while you can certainly hear that space in these instrumentals, they stand on their own as stunning odes to hip-hop and the genres that birthed it. This album is also brimming with musical Easter eggs on each song, particularly on repeated listens as the layers begin to unravel themselves to your ears.

This is evident right from the jump on “Stick Em,” a speaker-knocking banger anchored by an unmistakable Fat Boys vocal sample. And then there’s “Har Hanz,” a track that serves as a nod to both hip-hop classic Style Wars and the music of the Soulquarians. Another immediate standout is TBG’s flip of the Pharcyde’s timeless burner, “Runnin,” which he transforms into “Runnin Away” without losing the original’s essence.

There is so much to love and discover within the instrumentals of OPAP, and for fans of TBG’s past work, it exists as another triumph in what’s becoming one of hip-hop’s most thrilling discographies.

A vinyl release for the instrumental album is available now via Coalmine Records, in a stunning "cherry bomb" grape/canary yellow color-in-color with tangerine and magenta splatter configuration. All orders ship out no later than w/c 10/17.


released October 7, 2022

• All Tracks Produced by Tall Black Guy for Tall Black Guy Ent.
• All Songs Mixed by Josef Blackwell at Planet Bounce Studios, NZ
• All Songs Mastered by D-Sane for Digital Age Sound, Seattle, WA
• Executive Produced by Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore
• Album Cover and Labels Illustrated by ARTISFRESH
• Layout Designed by Frank Demaria
• Editorial by Andrew Martin

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From humble origins in Detroit, raised on a healthy diet of Motown, Jazz and early Hip Hop...Tall Black Guy has become a standard bearer for the current hip hop beats scene. Through a steady stream of productions filled with incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops, he has won fans across the world, including Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and countless others. ... more

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