Beginnings – The Choir
As many have, I started in the church choir, but I became an artist when I was given a poetry assignment at age 12. By the age of 14, I was a vocal music major in high school, learning how to incorporate my gifts of music with a unique way of using words. At a young age, music and poetry became my way of uncensored expression, and the vehicle that began to help me make sense of the world’s complicated matters.
Philosophy – 2017
My goal is to take my talents and abilities to the world stage and be unguarded and honest with my music, while opening minds and elevating a global take on how beautiful the song of life can be, even when the pitch and rhythm may seem a bit off. This is the viewpoint I speak from.
What inspired your favorite [song title, album, etc.]?
“Roger Rabbit” … feeling behind and seeing myself getting ahead of the competition.
WM: What does your name mean and where did it come from?
OM: Omega (Opening Minds Empowering Greatness Abroad) McBride is my middle name. Was in a duo, always went “last” on a song, took pride in finishing & a nod to God. It stuck. Went solo, added my middle name to personalize and differentiate myself from any other “Omega”.
WM: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Hip Hop
OM: Who are your major influences? Kanye West, James Brown, Diddy, Marvin Gaye, and Boys ll Men
WM: Do you have a record label?
OM: Water Bearer Music & Diamond Production Group are my label and collective
WM: Where have you performed?
OM: Chicago, L.A., Miami, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, and Canada
WM: Which songs do you perform most frequently?
OM: Roger Rabbit, Three One, Over Again
WM: What are the main themes or topics of most of your songs?
OM: Empowerment, love, people, relationships, applying a winning mentality, injustice, peace.
WM: Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
OM: Write a song, gather a melody that can be hummed, make a beat, arrange the song to it, record it, mix it, master it and let someone hear it.
WM: How has your music evolved since you began creating music?
OM: Subject variations, music more complimentary to my songwriting and performance ability
WM: What’s your ultimate direction for your music or for you as an artist? Are you seeking fame and fortune?
OM: Write promising songs for income and build relationships with other artists, while gaining genuine supporters as a performing artist on my road to the GRAMMYS.
WM: What advice do you have for people who want to be an artist like you?
OM: Keep going
WM: Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support?
OM: Mike Peles, Diamond Production Group, Abraham Severson, Rodney Mickell, King Jackson, Paris Simon
WM: WM: How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD? Streaming? Please elaborate all details.
OM: Omega McBride www.omegamcbride.com