Born and raised in Oakland, CA, the Town’s social and political make up made him.
Rashidi Omari, Shidi O, The Bandit King.
Trail blazing most of the time,
walking the beaten path some,
Rashidi Omari has learned the art of alchemy.
Mixing the elements around him to create something different.
Every action made has multiple levels of communication and interpretation.
Whatever the medium,
he encourages and influences his audience to think about things they may not think about or want to think about.
Not overbearing but inviting.
Be prepared for a ride that will push you past the boundaries of your comfort zone while enjoying it the whole way.
Rashidi Omari has been rocking the mic since 1993 performing both nationally and internationally. He honed his skills performing with Oakland, California based groups Company of Prophets(1998-2007), Loco Bloco(2002-2007), Unsmokables(2006-2008) and Bodirock Emcees(2009-2012). His new solo album, Auditory Philosophy, is the hip-hop you've been yearning for. Get ready, this is only the beginning!