They say history repeats itself and this song We Never Left surely has that sense. New up and comers Omen (not affiliated with Dreamville) and Suave The Ape develop a dope track with an old-school feeling to it. Their exquisite wordplay and graceful flow truly brings the ear a nostalgic sound.
Producing group 6th Boro is behind the dope production of this beat, as well. The Method Man sample really gets people on their toes as soon as they press play.
What you think of this nostalgic 90s track?
by Eric Kidd
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When your around talented like minded people, sometimes just basic conversation can do a lot. We [DreamVille artist] are always learning from each other.
The talent that J. Cole‘s Dreamville is able to bring to the table is remarkable. The ability to have artists in that camp who can do multiple things, not just rap, is truly inspiring to anyone with the dreams of making it big in the music industry. For one Dreamville artist who goes by the name of Elite, he is surely on the right path for esteemed success as an artist and producer.
Growing up in Connecticut as Anthony Parrino, Elite knew at a very young age that his future was bright. With his love for music, Elite made moves that led him to who he is today. With a new and amazing mixtape under his belt, entitled Awaken, Elite is going to cause a stir in the hip-hop world as people are catching on to his talents as a lyricist and producer.
KillerHipHop was given a humbled opportunity to interview the great ‘produ-lyricist’ Elite as we get to know him a little more and what he is really about. Elite talks about Ruff Ryders, J. Cole, Dreamville, NYC, Producing and so much more.
There are a million rappers, there are a million artists, there are a million producers poppin’ up on all the everyday blogs. To have the opportunity to stand out and to have my fans tell their families and friends about me is just great.
Chicago’s hip-hop scene has brought us great rappers such as Kanye West, Common, Twista, GLC, Rhymefest and more, but you are now going to be introduced to another rapper who is slowly but steadily making a mark on the Chicago rap scene. He goes by the name of Damon Colemen also known as Dreamville’s Omen. Mr. Omen was brought onto the scene on the song “The Badness” off J. Cole‘s second mixtape The Warm-Up. He then got more recognition by the remarkable song called “Enchanted” on Jermaine’s third mixtape Friday Night Lights.
As Omen recently dropped his highly acclaimed mixtape Afraid Of Heights, his recognition just got elevated a bit more. KillerHipHop was honored enough to be given the opportunity to interview Omen and get to know this upcoming lyricist a little more. Omen talks about his new mixtape Afraid of Heights, Dreamville, Chicago, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, his inspirations and so much more.
For the KHH readers, you know we don’t place anybody on this site just for the heck of it. We put people who have talent, and for this rapper/producer, Elite, trust me you guys just might want to pay attention to him.
As Omen celebrates the release of ‘Afraid Of Heights’ by doing a GIF effect artwork cover, the time has come for the hip-hop world to recognize the lyricism and talents of Chicago’s own, Omen.
The tracklist & features (J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Eric Roberson, etc.) are available here.
Download mixtape here.
People would probably recognize Omen as the young hip-hop prospect J. Cole brought onto the scene in The Warm Up & Friday Night Lights. His ability to deliver lyricism is what hip-hop needs right now, and Omen proclaims that skill ever time his voice is sparked upon a beat.
His features on the mixtape include J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Voli, Elite, Shalonda, Ari Loudes, Eric Roberson (Grammy-nominated singer), & Peace. Now to me, that’s a true hip-hop mixtape.
Check after the jump for tracklist & back cover art.
Wrote this yesterday over one of my favorite beats ever. Decided to release it for the holiday. Hoping it connects with you. Oh, also…don’t forget Afraid of Heights drops 10/31/11 Halloween. Peace and love.
From becoming the Chicago kid who can spit and then being noticed as J. Cole‘s shadow, Omen has built up enough credibility to show he can do this on his own This song is just proof of it. The kid can spit. Omen went on his tumblr to explain the release of his song (above in quote). What do you think of the song?
Remember Omen’s mixtape, Afraid Of Heights, drops on Halloween (10/31)
Photo Credit: Jason Dorsey
Art Credit: Impakt Studio
The producers are working hard again. This time they use food to get them to listen to beats.
Cameos from Donnis, J Cole, Big Sean, Yelawolf, Omen, Justice League, Laws, Green Lantern.
J. Cole and Omen perform their track in the Highline in NYC.
“Glued to the TV, Jigga, Diddy, Russell, these were our heroes, strictly for them zero’s”