Masked and unseen, The Black Opera have created an identity in hip-hop using anonymity to standout in a world of hyper-exposure. While most struggle to shine, TBO calmly dress in all black and treat their verses like sermons.
Step into The Black Opera’s “Black Lair.” This high-energy track takes us to a place “blacker than Mutombo,” illuminated only by the musical light of French producer Astronote. A dusty piano begins to pound as a subterranean bass line travels through. Melody Betts lends her haunting but angelic voice to add to the ethereal vibe of the track. Our other-worldly Creators complement the frenetic pace of the song, warning listeners that “perception is king, you never know who’s the diablo.”