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Ohmega Watts

 
       

Genres: Hip Hop / Soul / Funk

Location: Portland, OR

Stats: 16 fans / 1,241 plays / 0 plays today

   
 
 

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Members: Me, Myself, and I.

Born and Raised in Brooklyn, NY by West Indian Parents from the Island of Jamaica, Milton aka Ohmega Watts lived there for 8 years, then moved to Laurelton Queens, NY.

He grew up around Reggae, Calypso, Soca, 80\\'s pop and Hiphop, but never grabbed hold of listening or paying attention to any kind of music until he was around 11 years old. He gravitated towards hiphop, and came up on cats like Run DMC, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Cane, Dana Dane, BDP, Eric B and Rakim, Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, and Gangstar to name a few... but really grasped the sound and style of A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, Black Sheep, the whole (at that time) Native Tongue family.

By fall 1992, Ohmega\\'s parents wanted to move to Florida because it reminded them more of the islands, and NYC\\'s congestion (people) traffic, and winter\\'s finally got to them over the years. So he ended up in Orlando, FL where he began his own MCing skills in the year of 1993. He was also a pretty critical beat enthusiast, and loved beats by the likes of Pete Rock, Primo, Large Pro aka the Extra P aka Large Professor, and even the RZA for his rugged unorthodoxed production style at the time. Ohmega, was pretty picky and still is... even if his favorite MC was on a wack beat, he wouldn\\'t listen to the song.

He always had a passion to play the drums, and keys, but never had his own drum set or one to consistantly practice on, nor did he follow up on getting busy on the keys in his early years. In 1997 Ohmega began getting pieces of equipment and started to produce, then in \\'98 upgraded himself to his now trusty MPC 2000. He began learning about diggin\\' in the crates for breaks, and samples, and finding out who were some key musicians back in the Jazz, Rock, Soul and funk era\\'s.

From that point on to present day, Watts has been diggin in the crates and producing tracks for his unit Lightheaded members, and close family of cats he\\'s come to build relationships with. He is now working on numerous projects, including a solo album for Ubiquity Records slated for a FALL 2005 release titled \\'The Find\\' and is producing a majority of Lightheaded\\'s Sophmore LP titled \\'Wrong Way\\' along with Stro of the Procussions contributing 3 tracks, Tony Stone with One, and Muneshine (known for producing the entire \\'Pure Thoughts\\' LP the groups Freshman album) produced the title album joint \\'Wrong Way\\'.

Stay tuned to see what watts has been cooking up in the Low Pro Lab (ASCAP) and has on the rise for 2005. Thanks for checking out his page and staying involved as his music career evolves.

 

  • said:
    Love the beats...keep \'em coming!!! Jan 04
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