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Brady Watt Debuts Silky Smooth New Single 'Black & White,' Feat. Topaz Jones & Ro James: Exclusive

Brady Watt
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Brady Watt attends Blue Note Jazz Club on Nov. 10, 2017 in New York City.  

When Brady Watt moved to New York From Boston, Dame Dash noticed his potential and snagged him to be his musical director. From Curren$y’s celebrated Pilot Talk 1 and 2, to Murs’ Love & Rockets, Watt established himself as an asset for underground artists. Nicknamed “BASSGOD,” Watt is generally regarded as one of the industry’s most distinguished and versatile bassists. In 2017, he traveled the world with DJ Premier as a member of The Badder Band and was soon signed to the DJ’s TTT imprint, leading to collaborations with Jay Electronica, G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$ and Rick Ross, even producing two tracks for Talib Kweli and Styles P's Seven EP.

Despite those accolades, 2018 has already proven to be an even more colossal year for the 32-year-old. His debut single “Black & White,” which features Topaz Jonez and Ro James, is a silky R&B track that paints a portrait of a budding relationship. “[The song] was conceived in Malibu during the same stay when I wrote 'Youth In Revolt,'" Watt said. "When Ro and I linked back up in NY I laid it down, cut the hook and built the beat around it.” Topaz brought a density to the track that Watt said was a completely intentional move. “I needed an emcee to breath more lyrical content into it,” Watt said, “but it really had to be the right fit. Around that time I discovered Topaz Jones…and was really digging his style.” 

In addition to releasing his own track in 2018, Watt also conquered a performance alongside BJ The Chicago Kid and Talib Kweli on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and was recently featured on the closing track for DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9"’s highly regarded PRhyme 2 LP. 

Check out the emotional track below: