Brady Watt wears many hats--aside from being “Nyce On The Bass,” he holds residence in DJ Premier’s “The Badder Band” (Watt also plays in Talib Kweli’s band and produced the “Intro” and “Outro” on Kweli’s recently released The Seven EP with Styles) and he also writes, composes and produces; his esteemed resume includes collaborations with Joey Bada$$, Styles P & Talib Kweli, Curren$y, Melanie Fiona and Statik Selektah.
However, that resume has been hard to earn; through literal hunger pains, winters without heat, and a lot train rides to $50 gigs, “this shit is easy compared to what I was doing when I was a kid. This is nothing. Hard work is waking up at 6 am and
After being promised a free drink, some girls to talk to, and networking at best, Brady decided to attend Dame Dash’s DD172 compound and with his bass on his back he encountered Ski Beatz. The hit-maker for Jay Z, Camp Lo, and Fat Joe saw the instrument and invited Brady to plug into his MPC sampler. Around the party, Jean Grae was penning a verse, Ski was tapping out beats and Brady was going in on the bass. Along with the partygoers, Ski was impressed. Soon after, Brady and Ski began a string of celebrated releases including Curren$y’s Pilot Talk 1 & II, 24 Hour Karate School, and Murs’ Love & Rockets; all of a sudden he was Dame Dash’s musical director and playing alongside the likes of Mos Def and Jay Electronica. Then things opened up.
Alongside releasing the first single (which was premiered by XXL) and now video, “Youth In Revolt,” with Michael Christmas from his forthcoming album, To Get Back Home, Brady has also signed a deal to become the first producer DJ Premier has ever signed to his TTT (To The Top) imprint where he will be releasing the album.
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