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Restless As We Are

by Tall Black Guy Productions

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Mr. Manns
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Mr. Manns An excellent, relevant album perfect for the issues we are dealing with. Definitely worth the purchase. Favorite track: F.I.Y.E Feat. Tony Ozier.
Alan Arscott
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Alan Arscott Stunning stuff from TBG this. Long been an admirer of his work but this projects next level. My favourite release this week. Superb! Favorite track: We Gotta Do Better Feat. Paul Theodore Chandler and Deborah Bond.
Bob Hill Illicit Grooves
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Bob Hill Illicit Grooves What an amazing album. As a music lover this is one of those albums that i can put on and listen from start to finish. I support great music and I support #BlackLivesMatter so this album is BOOM. As a radio show producer and presenter I will have a hard job selecting which of these brilliant tracks will make the playlists of The Illicit Grooves Radio Show because they are all so good. Favorite track: Gimme Mine Feat. 80's Babies.
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So the inspiration behind this album kind just came out of the blue. At the beginning of this whole worldwide pandemic/quarantine madness, I was having a very tough time getting into a creative flow. I just didn't have any inspiration to create any music and honestly, I didn't even want to listen to music. Most people would think that becuase of the extra time at home I had that I would be able to pump out tons of music with ease. That really wasn't the case. I took a month and a half off to reflect and to spend time with my newborn son and my lady. Then it happened. One night I couldn't sleep so I decided to get up and start listening to some records to see if I could find some type of inspiration. I eventually came across a record by this guy Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He was the spiritual/meditation guru for the Beatles. I listened to his record in full and began chopping up his words of wisdom to possibly use in a track or something. Next thing I know, I was I laying down piano, drums and bass and ended up creating the beginning stages of "We Gotta Do Better". This was the first track I completed a skeleton for.

I think around the second month of us being quarantined, I started to be more in tuned to the police brutality and racism going on around the country and the world. To me, it feels like deja vu. It seems like we just went thru something similar with the murders of Trayvon Martin and Eric Gardner 5-6 years ago. Today we have unarmed Ahmaud Arbery murdered by white civilians and unarmed George Floyd murdered by a police officer. Smh! There are so many more to be named.

Between this pandemic, being stuck in the house and the protests world wide, there is a looming uncertainty about all of this shit. I put all of my heart, soul, time and frustrations into this EP.

I hope you all enjoy my contribution to the fight!!

Thank you to all of the artists that are featured on this EP. I appreciate your voices.

Tall Black Guy

Mixed By: Tall Black Guy at Kitchen Counter Studios
Mastered By: Josef Blackwell at Planet Bounce
Artwork By: Marcellous Lovelace

Spoken word On "Emerge and See Part I & II - Kyotey Grey

Vocals on "As The Night Moves - Devin Morrison
"Saint" Ezekiel Olumakin - Guitar
Ben "Carrtoons" Carr - Bass

Vocals on "F.I.Y.E" Tony Ozier

Horns, Strings, Bells ,Guitar, and Vocals on "We Gotta Do Better" - Paul Theodore Chandler.
Additional Vocals - Deborah Bond

All Instruments By Tall Black Guy


released June 12, 2020


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Tall Black Guy Productions Detroit, Michigan

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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