Jazz musician Tyson Haynes teams up with veteran emcee Ozay Moore on this anthemic track titled “Black Coffee Bold” which celebrates the essence of blackness in America in the most unapologetic manner. Bolstered by lively drums, lush textures, and anthemic horns, Moore takes the listener back in time for a bit from trans-Atlantic slavery to Jim crow to the civil rights movement era and how all these events still affect the community.
Moore also touches on code-switching and how we often tend to water down our presence to make everyone else feel comfortable and lastly places emphasis on why everyone should be able to express themselves fully regardless of their skin color. “Black Coffee Bold” is inspired by Malcolm X’s “Too Black, Too Strong” quote from “Message to the Grass Roots,” speech, Nov. 1963, Detroit (published in Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 1, 1965).