June 1 marks the beginning of African-American Music Appreciation Music Month. I have had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing many talented African-American musicians throughout the state of Mississippi and the South. I have decided to dedicate the month of June to all the talented musicians I have crossed paths with. I am starting my Music Appreciation Series with the talented rapper/poet Myles Ellis, 23, of Macon, MS. “Music has always been a part of my life to the point where I know my overall well-being has been changed by it. I don’t know where I’d be mentally without it,”...Read More
Hip-hop artist and writer, Timaal Bradford decided to pursue music as a career around 2015 while completing his second degree at Mississippi State University. The 26-year-old Jackson, Mississippi native said some of biggest influences in music are Eminem, Nas, Common, and Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Jay Z, Andre 3000, and Kendrick Lamar to name a few. "I'm also influenced by things outside of music, like literature, art pieces, movies, and so on. Anything that compels me to think deeply about it can be influential enough to further my growth in music," says Timaal. In a recent conversation with Timaal, he...Read More
25-year-old singer/rapper Reginald Enlow also known as Last Semester has dropped his highly anticipated mixtape, "Broke Art Collection." The mixtape is available on Soundcloud. It includes eight tracks including one bonus track. Check out Last Semester's new mixtape below. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/itslastsemester/sets/broke-art-collection-no-dj[/embed] SaveSave
Back To You by Russ Album: There's Really A Wolf Russ is an American singer/rapper born in Secaucus, New Jersey now residing in Georgia. His latest album There's Really a Wolf released May 5 by his record company Russ My Way Incorporated and Columbia Records. Russ composes and produces all of his songs. Love Galore by SZA featuring Travis Scott Album: CTRL (released June 9) Singer/songwriter Solána Imani Rowe also known as SZA latest album CTRL released today. The 14-track playlist includes features from Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar on "Doves in the Wind," James Fauntleroy on "Wavy (Interlude)," and Isaiah Rashad...Read More
Let us know what you think about this week's playlist titled "Lady" in the comments section below. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/user-940394551/sets/june-2-fridays-playlist[/embed] If you would like to submit a weekend music playlist, email email@example.com.
Rapper and poet Jeremy Deon Brown music career began back in 2011. Aside from his music career, he is also a photographer and videographer with his own production company called Low Tide Division. Low Tide Division started from a video series of Jeremy and his friends that he filmed for two years. It was initially called Low Tide DeeVision since Dee is the name he goes by. "It all started in 2015, but I've had the idea since 2012. I think it is a unique name, and I have control of it, so I love Low Tide Division," says Jeremy. Dee's...Read More
This week´s playlist, Vibes, is brought to you by OMNI´s founder, Justin Gandy. ¨I was just looking for songs that were more intellectually driven and lyrical. It´s entitled Vibes because of the various feelings and thoughts these songs pull out of their audience.¨ [embed]https://soundcloud.com/user-940394551/sets/friday-playlist-may-19-2017[/embed] Follow OMNI Starkville for weekly updates on Instagram and Facebook.