Morten Skaget (born on August 12, 1960 in Trondheim, Norway), most commonly known by his former stage name Morty Black, is a bassist best known for playing with international bands like JORN, Ken Hensley, Terje Rypdal and TNT. In addition he has also played for many famous Norwegian artists and has also been a bassist for Mariah Carey. He also plays drums and once played the ride cymbal in the TNT song "Seven Seas". Away from music he is the father of three children. His stepson, Ståle Stiil, was the first rapper to sing lyrics in Norwegian with his album Yo! in 1992.