NEW ALBUM RELEASE: #FreedomIs HERE. Thanks to Jamall Bufford and Kensaye!

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 in Featured, News | No Comments
NEW ALBUM RELEASE: #FreedomIs HERE. Thanks to Jamall Bufford and Kensaye!

  The Black Op: Era II continues to shine a light on the collective’s individual artists, this time around it’s co-founder Jamall Bufford’s turn to hold the torch. In collaboration with new TBO producer Kensaye, from London, he delivers Freedom Is. The album is not only a statement but also an exploration of freedom’s complexity, […]

Jamall Bufford + Kensaye: “Freedom Is” MINI DOC [Part 1]

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in Featured, News | No Comments
Jamall Bufford + Kensaye: “Freedom Is” MINI DOC [Part 1]

 After giving us a warm up last month with his single Summer After Summer, The Black Opera member Jamall Bufford (formerly Buff1) is set to release his 5th solo album Freedom Is next week on July 28th. Bufford is the lead voice on the album, but not to be forgotten is the lone composer partnering […]

NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT: #FreedomIs Jamall Bufford + Kensaye 7/28

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 in Featured, News | No Comments
NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT: #FreedomIs Jamall Bufford + Kensaye 7/28

What Is Freedom? Freedom seems more like a concept than a reality. Whether it’s your skin color or your socioeconomic status, non-tangible obstacles get in the way of what should be a tangible human right. The definition of freedom may be vague, but you know freedom when you feel it. The Black Opera’s Jamall Bufford […]

FEATURED ART: “Change Is Sacred” created by CallMekyLA [Inspired by The Black Opera’s “SACRED COW”]

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Featured, News | No Comments
FEATURED ART: “Change Is Sacred” created by CallMekyLA [Inspired by The Black Opera’s “SACRED COW”]

  “Change Is Sacred” is an art presentation by One 0f Our Own: CallMekyLA. This visual art piece was inspired by The Black Opera’s SACRED COW. Art Description: “this video is my personal Independence Day moment as I cut off most of the locs I’ve been growing the past 7 years.  this is a significant change […]

The Black Opera joins forces for “SACRED COW” [FREE DWNLD]

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Featured, News | No Comments
The Black Opera joins forces for “SACRED COW” [FREE DWNLD]

  The Black Opera is continuing to stay busy with solo releases and as a collective. On the heels of Magestik Legend’s new full length, and a new single from Jamall Bufford, The Black Opera joins forces once again to deliver their brand of raw rap, over production composed in-house by the collective on Sacred Cow. In an era […]

Jamall Bufford blesses us with an anthem we can bump “Summer After Summer” [FREE DWNLD]

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Jamall Bufford blesses us with an anthem we can bump “Summer After Summer” [FREE DWNLD]

After dedicating much of 2014 and early 2015 to touring and releasing music as part of The Black Opera, Jamall Bufford returns with his first solo effort since 2013’s Victim of a Modern Age. With the Slot-A produced Summer After Summer, Bufford provides a summertime soundtrack to the celebration of life. Knowing tomorrow isn’t promise, making it one more year is […]

Magestik Legend & 14KT question living Just Enough For The City. [Free DWNLD]

Posted on Jun 16, 2015 in Featured, News | No Comments
Magestik Legend & 14KT question living Just Enough For The City. [Free DWNLD]

Here is a new audio demonstration from Magestik Legend entitled Just Enough For The City.The beat, which is composed by super-producer 14KT, is impossible to sit still to. This is one of many memorable soulful bangers from ML’s newly released Legend Has It. Legend Has It also features beats composed by yU, Audible Doctor, Astronote, J-Palm and Magestik Legend himself. The making of the second single from Magestik Legend […]

FEATURED ART: “Wild Eyes” by Obie Iyoha

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in Featured, News | No Comments
FEATURED ART: “Wild Eyes” by Obie Iyoha

  We came across this amazing hand-drawn art piece by the multi-talented Obie Iyoha while checking out is Instagram.  We know you will enjoy it as much as we do! Check out his description for this inspirational piece entitled “Wild Eyes” below: “Wild Eyes was inspired by a close friend of mine her family heritage. […]

Opera Hands revisited. #FlashBlack

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in Featured, News | No Comments
Opera Hands revisited. #FlashBlack

Since the Tall Black Guy produced 90z Baby dropped a few weeks ago, another TBG / TBO fave has been revived with the track Opera Hands. This fan favorite is resonating across the interwebs just in time for summer. Originally released close to 3 yrs ago, Opera Hands is proving to me a timeless anthem. Listen below.

NEW TBO: Magestik Legend “From Scratch” (feat & prod by yU)

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Featured, News | No Comments
NEW TBO: Magestik Legend “From Scratch” (feat & prod by yU)

One of our Own creators from the TBO collective, Magestik Legend (Detroit hip hop’s best kept secret) hits hard with his latest single “From Scratch”, featuring and produced by yU of Diamond District. This standout track from Magestik’s new solo album “Legend Has It” brings the classic “boom-bap” feel ala Nas’ “It Was Written” or […]