hip hop, Interviews

Exclusive Interview: Get To Know Rising Artist Omen44

What first got you into music?
Goes way back when I first listened to Scha Dara Parr on the De La Soul album, I noticed there was Japanese folks doing Hip-Hop.

Who inspired you to make music?Back then I had friends in JP that was Dj’s and dancers, we started off doing small events, we were throwing partys for collage students, back then it was all about the NY Hip-Hop so we were listening to Wu-tang, Gangstarr, Smiff-n-Wessun, etc… and to Japanese Hip-Hop Buddha Brand, Microphone Pager.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Experimental Hip-Hop, I came to NY to understand the orthodox Hip-Hop, was influced by Guru’s “Jazzmatazz 2” a lot but was listening to so many Hip-Hop from Dj Krush(Japan) to Dj Cam(France), Massive Atack(London) Trip-Hop, Drum and Bass.

What is your creative process like?
I used to read a lot pick up words here and there, process depends on the project that I’m working on, if I’m working with other people I’ll make sure we’re on the same page, listen to the beat give it a theme than write.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
UK artists. Congo Natty a.k.a Rebel MC, 4 Hero.

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Dj Krush, Rammellzee, Dj Spooky, Sun Ra.

What is one message you would give to your fans?
Thnx for da support.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Giving artist’s broader range of opportunities from Youtubing to selling beats online, people talk about the decrease of selling physical formats but like in Japan listening to 7-Inch vinyls is a trend now.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Stop drinking.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I don’t know.

What’s next for you?
The album “Hentai” which includes “Eclipse” “I can see the sun” “Dum-dum” is dropping this Dec 29(Tue) I definitely want ya’ll to listen to it.

Connect With Omen44:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omenfourfour/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Omenfourfour

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