Baltimore born musicians DJ Tazz Xx and BJR (Born Just Right) have a story to tell. As African American men they share their unique experience to expose the crab in a bucket mentality that runs rampant in inner-city areas. Their collaborative single “Ops” is an ode to underestimated individuals and their fight to overcome oppression by seizing opportunity no matter the opposition. DJ Tazz Xx distills the sound of UK R&B on a plate of conscious rap drizzled with new school beats to define his delectable signature style. The rising DJ, songwriter, and vocal artist is an integral part of the Baltimore music scene. His authenticity is rooted in perspectives of life, love,and hope, prompted by the unwanted symptoms of the human experience. His music is laced with spirituality and a profound consciousness – a consciousness that shines in his forthcoming collaborative single “Ops.” Fellow Baltimore heavyweight and community activist BJR (Born Just Right) lays down the foundation for this socio-economic culture-filled, new-school-inspired record. Having produced for the Baltimore hip-hop scene since 2011, it wasn’t long before BJR’s influence on modern hip-hop beats transcended his hometown, landing him industry A-list placements with the likes of King Los, Ryan Leslie, BET Network, and more. In 2018, BJR self-produced, recorded, and released his Growing Pains mixtape- marking the genesis of a fruitful solo career as an artist. Followed by a 35-track instrumental beat-tape titled City Boy Living and the subsequent Growing Pains II in early 2020, BJR is making his way to the top in style. DJ Tazz Xx and BJR share a special bond not only in their artistry but in their rich heritage and mission to uplift their communities. “Ops” creates aural worlds that traverse poetic themes of freedom while simultaneously condemning self-limiting beliefs that originate from systemic racism and classism across the globe. This manifesto is concrete in its mission as it puts power back into the hands of the disenfranchised and underprivileged people across the nation. An anthemic treat from first note to last, “Ops” is another gem from Warpaint Records. Listen below.