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Iman Omari

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With the “new sound” of West Coast music upon us, a young prodigy from the left coast is prepared to make his mark on the music industry. With such a diverse display of talents, 23-year old Los Angeles-based composer, producer, writer and singer Iman Omari is using a sound that “can’t be defined” to takeover the game.

Taking over the game started in 2011 for Omari with his debut album “Energy”. Through his infectious use of melodic vocals combined with jazz-fusion, hip-hop, soul and R&B he hopes to continue to change the way people listen to music, making it a more passionate and soulful experience with his second album entitled (Vibe)rations released early July 2013.

The self-taught musician and former graduate of the Alexander Hamilton High School of Music Academy has already delivered the bubbly sound of the New West to the world. As a self-proclaimed hip-hop lover, he has produced tracks for numerous prominent artist including Pac Div, Cam Meekins, Mac Miller, Over Doz, Sabi and Ty $. His unique sound allowed him to land co-production credits on Kendrick Lamar’s 2011 critically acclaimed “Section 80” mixtape.

While currently working on various collaborations Omari hopes that his sophmore album puts him in a section apart from the rest. In a music world full of regurgitated acts the young prodigy finds it hard to define himself as an artist but is aware that what he is creating both vocally and musically is truly rare.

Although his musical inspirations ranging from Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway to Herbie Hancock and Jay Dilla may be of the past; it is clear that his refreshing sound is groundbreaking yet not limited. Just sounds simply syncopated for true music lovers to feel the “(Vibe)rations.”

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