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Onry Ozzborn – “It All Depends” (ft JFK Ninjaface)

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Seattle-based emcee Onry Ozzborn has a concept album coming next year, called DUO, and it’s said to only have one guest feature on each track, in efforts to compare and contrast the individual rap styles of his friends with his. Featured guests include Sadistik, DeM atlaS, Aesop Rock, P.O.S., and Homeboy Sandman, with a variety of different producers, too.

“It All Depends” is the first single from the project, and it features Grayskul parter-in-rhyme JFK Ninjaface. Over a hard-hitting boom bap beat, produced by SmokeM2D6, we hear Onry on the first and second verses. With a smooth flow, Onry strings together two different things from within similar categories (ie: Doc Martins or Jordans, Aesop or Asap, Rocky Horror or Grease, DC or Marvel, Super Mario or Scrabble, Racist or not racist, Xbox or PS, to listen or ignore, pain or pleasure, etc), while punctuating comparisons of personal preferences and life choices with a hook that reminds listeners that we are individuals, that we aren’t going to always stand on the same sides, and it’s OK. “It all depends where you came from // I mean, where you come from // I mean, who you came from // It’s not the same to some // We’re not the same to some // We are the same to some // We’ll never say it–um.

JFK closes out the third verse by following the same pattern of this-or-that comparisons, but with a little bit of a heated delivery. It’s a dope song, enjoyable to listen to, and I look forward to hearing more. Listen below.

[divider]TOUR[/divider]
Catch Onry Ozzborn and JFK Ninjaface (as Grayskul) on The Gunwand Tour, with Divide The Poet, until November 7th. They then jump right into The Art of Word Tour, alongside with Solillaquists of Sound, Blueprint, and E-Turn. Basically, they’re on the road now through November 20th. Peep the dates below.

THE GUNWAND TOUR w/ GRAYSKUL & DIVIDE THE POET:

OCT 22ND / YUMA AZ
THE ALEMENT

OCT 23RD / PHOENIX AZ
LAST EXIT LIVE

OCT 24TH / ALBUQUERQUE NM
MOONLIGHT LOUNGE

OCT 28TH / TAOS NM
TAOS MESA BREWING

OCT 29TH / SILVER CITY NM
LITTLE TOAD

OCT 30TH / EL PASO TX
BOWIE’S FEATHERS

OCT 31ST / LAS CRUCES NM
HALLOWEEN HOUSE PARTY

NOV 3RD / BLOOMFIELD NM
THE WOODEN NICKEL

NOV 4TH / DURANGO CO
BALCONY BACKSTAGE

NOV 5TH / SALT LAKE UT
URBAN LOUNGE

NOV 6TH / BOISE ID
REEF

NOV 7TH / MISSOULA MT
STAGE 112

THE ART OF WORD TOUR featuring SOLILLAQUISTS OF SOUND, BLUEPRINT, GRAYSKUL, & E-TURN

NOV 13th / ORLANDO FL
SOCIAL

NOV 14th / WINTER HAVEN FL
JESSIE’S

NOV 18th MELBOURNE FL
TBA

NOV 19th / DUNEDIN FL
DUNEDIN BREWERY

Nov 20th SANFORD FL
WEST END TRADING CO.

Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.