Alabama is known for a lot of things. Football, a historic role is the Civil Rights movement, the list can go on and on. One thing Alabama isn’t known for, however, is progressive Hip-Hop. The newly formed collective, “BassHead Jazz” is out to change that. Consisting of Nu Nation artists, Ottie James and No Suh Foster, as well as newcomer Bby (Baby), BassHead Jazz looks to change how Alabama Hip-Hop is viewed nationwide.
While taking their name from the classic Cee-Lo song, their influences exceed solely jazz to include a wide range of funk, soul, blues, R&B and Hip-Hop. Think Dungeon Family meets The Soulquarians, meets the Fugees. The collective formed in 2017 upon Ottie’s return from NOLA and No Suh’s return from New York. Since then, they have been diligently working on their self named debut album, scheduled to release later this year.
No Suh Foster has shared stages with Big KRIT, Nesby Phips, and Big Rube to name a few, while Ottie James has shared stages with Curren$y, Big KRIT, and Cee Lo Green, himself