Nineteen year old 2013 Texas Solo Artist Award Finalist, One who May Ascend (OMA), arrived on this planet in Madison, Tennessee in June, 1994, and was raised in Madison, Bronx, New York; Fort Worth, Arlington, Corpus Christi, and College Station, Texas. Representing the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the world as a whole, OMA is not your cliché drug-slinging wanna-be thug rapper. His style is - to say the least - different. With intricate lyrical content and concepts that can only be explained by some level of divine intervention, OMA has many titles, among them: leader, lyricist, martial artist, entrepreneur, underdog, and philosopher, but above all, he is a human being.
OMA began writing lyrics at the age of 14. Since then, he has released two major works - "ASCENDING; The Best of OMA" (Released May 17, 2013) and "Breaking Even" (Released August 3, 2013), performed in multiple events such as the 1st Annual Texas A&M - Corpus Christi "APOLLO" 2013, the Corpus Christi Music Walk June 2013, the Corpus Christi Art Walk August 2013, the 2013 Battle of the Bands at the Texas House of Rock, the Dallas Music Conference and Showcase (DMCAS) 2013, the 2013 "Rap-Zilla" showcase in Austin, the 2013 Texas Solo Artist Award Finals, the Wakarusa Waka Winter Classic 2014 after being one of five North Texas bands chosen to compete at the "Battle for Wakarusa" showcase at Trees in Dallas Texas, the 26th SBSLC (Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference) freestyle rap battle in 2014, worked on numerous collaborative projects (including the release of the Metal/Rap EP, "Breaking Even" with Corpus Christi native band, The Fallen), has been streamed on numerous radio stations such as: HNS Radio, Unsigned Hype Radio, NewTribez Radio, Radio Airplay, and KANM Radio, (including his interview on KANM), has had his premier demo, "ASCENDING", featured at the Austin Mic Exchange's Mix-tape Market Place after being selected as one of the twenty local artists to be featured at the 2014 MLK Block Party hosted by the Austin Hip-Hop Scene, and has received many awards, including the Scholastic Silver Key award for poetry on the national-level. He is currently unsigned and a student in the Texas A&M system, which has played a major part in his success; from his original compositions being studied in Dr. T.J. Curry’s Introduction to Hip-Hop Philosophy Class (PHIL 252-500) on campus, to being featured on Texas A&M’s Department on Hispanic Studies’ Facebook page for an original five minute song written fully in Castilian Spanish, to winning the 26th annual SBSLC (Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference) freestyle rap battle hosted by DJ BANDCAMP (Official DJ of Stalley, the Indiana Pacers, and BET 106 and Park) and Texas A&M, and being featured on The Eckleburg Project's (Official Literary Magazine of Texas A&M) blog as a featured artist for a week. He has also supported major hip-hop acts including Travis Porter and Gorilla Zoe.
In the past, my acquired experience and skill-set has enabled me to win a National Scholastics silver key award for poetry, have my premier demo, "ASCENDING", featured at the Austin Mic Exchange's Mix-tape Market Place after being selected as one of the twenty local artists to be featured at the 2014 MLK Block Party hosted by the Austin Hip-Hop Scene, perform original musical compositions in Arlington's America's Best Coffee shop, family reunions, Produce Music Gallery, the Texas House of Rock, the Executive Surf Club in Corpus Christi, the Dallas Music Conference and Showcase (DMCAS), the 2013 "Rap-Zilla" showcase at the Red Eyed Fly in Austin, the 2013 Texas Solo Artist Award Finals at the Flamingo Cantina in Austin, the Wakarusa Waka Winter Classic 2014 at the "Battle for Wakarusa" showcase at Trees in Dallas Texas, and the 26th SBSLC (Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference) freestyle rap battle in 2014, drawing audiences of 20+, 50+, 100+, and 200+. I have also opened for Travis Porter and shared the stage with Gorilla Zoe.
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Often I have questioned myself: Why do those who win music-related competitions so often drop off the map shortly following their temporary success? My answer is that their feeble resolve is ill-equipped to handle the complications that come with stardom. As nothing I have done has ever come easy, not only have I developed the raw talent, but also the perseverance and intelligence to facilitate the passion for my musical endeavors.
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One who May Ascend