Ozay Moore EP + new label

5 Jun 2015 | News

Ozay Moore (fka Othello) has signed up to a new record label and released a free 7 track EP.

He's a veteran to the hip-hop game with a career that's spanned over 20 years and multiple releases.  He also is a community organizer, teacher and the director for Lansing, Michigan's All of the Above Creative - a collective that focuses on instructing youth through the various mediums in hip-hop culture through the perspective of self-discipline, community awareness, artistic expression and educational forward thinking.

Ozay (at that time going by the name Othello) was 1/3rd of Lightheaded, a Tres Records group, where he shared the stage with Ohmega Watts and Braille.

Ozay has used this name change to signify his overall change in direction.  The change may appear simple in nature, but with this Ozay has reflected his need to focus on leading his community rather than his overall rap career.

With Ozay's success as an artist and hip-hop ambassador, Illect Recordings is proud to announce their partnership with Ozay Moore.  Since 2001, Illect has been serving up slices of fresh hip-hop and Ozay brings a hustle and passion for the art that will complement and amplify the Illect brand.

"We believe Ozay Moore adds a unique approach and perspective to our roster," says Illect president and founder, Josh Niemyjski.  "His focus on art being a tool to foster education and community is unique in hip-hop.  And, with our track record of artist placement in media, we'll help Ozay expand his audience to additional markets."

The art of hip-hop is alive...and Ozay Moore is nurturing and preparing the next generation of emcees!

Get "The Between Time EP" free download below!

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