Otayo Dubb defines his sound as "Blue Collar" hip-hop, which everyday people can relate to. Raised in the liberal environs of Santa Cruz, Dubb grew up listening to hip-hop as well as alternative music. He discovered he had a skill for memorizing rap lyrics at an early age—he recalls being able to recite "La-Di-Da-Di" word-for-word after just a few listens—which soon led to him writing and performing his own original material. His first full-length LP for Beatrock Music, Cold Piece Of Work (2011) was a great success for the label and added to its impressive catalog. Since then, Otayo has helped steer the label toward the West Coast heavy sounds of the Bay, picking up right where he left off with his start through groundbreaking Oakland rap team, The Co-Deez. With the latest Otayo Dubb work, he's collaborated with another NorCal legend, Equipto (Solidarity Records) to release Baby Steps (2015).
Baby Steps [Equipto & Otayo Dubb] (Beatrock Music 2015)
Cold Piece of Work (Beatrock Music 2011)
So Opinionated Mixtape [Mixed by TD Camp] (Beatrock Music / Hella Records 2010)
The CounterParts LP [The CounterParts] (Beatrock Music 2009)
Appetizer [The CounterParts] (Self-Released 2008)
Co-Deez Presents...TOWNBOMBING The Luv Ones Mixtape [Co-Deez] (Hella Records 2005)
Royalty [Co-Deez] (Hella Records 2004)