Ohmega Watts

Hip-Hop

Underground Hip-Hop,Turntablism,Jazz Rap

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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 Watts''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 Watts', 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 consistently practice on, nor did he follow up on getting busy on the keys in his early years.

In 1997 Ohmega Watts' 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.

With a humble B-Boy swagger and original hip hop values Ohmega Watts first release on Ubiquity was a soulful and DJ friendly solo 12?' featuring his group Lightheaded and Quannum Recording Artists The Lifesavas. "A Request" was an up tempo J5 party-style hip-hop banger with beats to rock dancefloors from coast to coast. While "Illuminate" provided a smoother buttery sound, and "Wind It Up" an instrumental mid-tempo flava, most of the music on this 12' came together in a live, random, spur of the moment session. "A Request" turned heads worldwide including internationally respected DJs like Mr. Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Greyboy, and the Los Angeles-based Heavyweight Record Pool. Earning comparisons to Digital Underground and Pete Rock it also scored Ohmega Watts an album deal with Ubiquity Records.

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Discography

Album Title Year Label
The Find2005Ubiquity Records
Watts Happening2007Ubiquity Records

Category:

Location:

Portland

Oregon

United States

Record Label:

Ubiquity Records

Christian Label:

No

Years Active:

00's





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