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S1E8: O-Z on Liner Notes

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

O-Z speaks on his RVA Rap Elite win, perfect studio vibes, + supporting Virginia on 'Liner Notes'

Virginia native, O-Z is well known for his sharp lyrics, entrepreneurial spirit, and also for his support of other artists.

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O-Z Pop-Up Liner Notes (Season 1, Episode 8)

1.8.1) Audio Engineer: An audio engineer (or a sound engineer) works with the mechanics of recording, mixing, and reproducing sound. Audio engineers are not the same as sound producers, writers, or performers, as they deal specifically with the technical and mechanical aspects of music and sound — nothing else. ​​Audio engineers often assist record producers and musicians to help give their work the sound they are hoping to achieve. For example, an audio engineer will piece together parts of a song, use auto-tune on a recording, and/or add synthetic sounds to a track. Types of Audio Engineers: Studio Engineer, Recording Engineer, Game & Audio Design Engineer, Mix Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Monitor Engineer, Systems Engineer and Audio Post Engineer.

1.8.2) RVA Jazz Bands to check out:

Plunky & Oneness -

1.8.3) O-Z Music and Merch/ ​​Eye One Clothing Co.:

1.8.4) Music Networking: Music Networking is most commonly defined as connecting and sharing information with, supporting, and in many cases befriending, people who are in some way part of the music scene. It happens at all levels within the music industry, and across business more widely. If you want to succeed, then you need to go out in the community and support the other working musicians.

1.8.6) ​​Charged Up Flagship Store: 106 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

1.8.7) What's in O-Z's backpack:

1.8.8) To The Sky by Ant The Symbol (feat. Eliturite, O​-​Z & Giant)

Ant The Symbol was a guest on Season One of Liner Notes. (Eliturite is Liner Notes’ host, Elijah, stage name)

1.8.9) Vintage: RVA Hip Hop Artist and a RVA Rap Elite winner,

1.8.10) Rap Elite March Madness Tournament: During the 2020 pandemic, RVA Rap Elite replaced their March cypher with a virtual March Madness bracket called Rap Elite Madness, featuring 64 emcees spitting to see who would come out on top. Followers watched videos of each head-to-head matchup and picked the winners in the comments.

1.8.11) Joey Wharton: Self-taught photographer with a background in Graphic Design that has promoted and documented the local music industry with great enthusiasm. They have also captured indie artist tours, local restaurants and products, protests and Richmond centric events.

1.8.12) Noah O: San Francisco born and Richmond, VA raised Noah-O has been a notable presence since the release of his debut single “I Got It” which garnered regional success and rotation on MTV Jams. Recognized for his entrepreneurial prowess as CEO of Charged Up Ent. and musical versatility Noah-O has appeared on Sway In The Morning, HOT 97 with DJ Enuff and has received Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 award for his music achievements and community work in Richmond, VA. A Filipino-Sicilian American, Noah-O is helping lead the way for Asians/Pacific Islanders within Hip Hop culture.

1.8.13) RVA Mag: Established in 2005. RVA Mag is all about community empowerment. How do we do this? By delivering new and innovative ways to tell stories from our city and Commonwealth. In doing so, we give our readers an immersive experience which lives at the intersection of art, music, culture, and politics. And as a digital and print magazine that represents the best and sometimes worst of Richmond and Virginia, we make space for all of our communities to be equally represented in our pages.

1.8.14) Killroy G/ Killroy the Ghost: RVA Hip Hop Artist that competed during the RVA Rap Elite March Madness Tournament in 2020.

1.8.15) Zhé Aqueen: Singer / Songwriter with Classical and Jazz training, and professional experience all across the board from R&B, Hiphop, EDM, Pop, House, etc. Splitting time between Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia.

1.8.16) Punch In: The term “punch in” refers to a studio trick that allows a producer to replace a portion of a track without destructively editing the entire thing. Instead of recording full takes of the song until you get it exactly right, punching in lets you record section by section.

Episode Credits


Host: Elijah Hedrick

Floor Director: Rian Moses-Hedrick

Audio Engineer: Gordy Michael

Camera Crew: Alex Bolton and Ian Ramprashad

Gofer: Jai Hedrick

Director of Photography: Elijah Hedrick

Editing: Elijah Hedrick

Motion Graphics: Rian Moses-Hedrick

Stop-Motion Animation: Rian Moses-Hedrick

Short Animations

'Tommy Riding Around' animation and beat by Don Jonathan Webb

'Headsman' by Rian L. Moses

'Inktober20' animation and beat by Theodore Taylor III

'Inktober23' animation and beat by Theodore Taylor III

Music Credits

"La La" Vintage feat. O-Z

"Same Difference" O-Z feat. Zhe' Aqueen recorded by HearRVA at Star Hill Brewery

"To The Sky' Ant The Symbol feat. Eliturite, O-Z and GIANT

"Liner Notes Theme" by Ant The Symbol

Honestly Smoked Diner Notes-"0.30" from album 'Dollar Bin Vol. 1' by Gordy Michael

HWC Sweet Shop Diner Notes- "0.14" from album 'Dollar Bin Vol. 2' by Gordy Michael

'Liner Notes' was created and produced by HearRVA LLC

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