Khalid Omari – Autobiography of a Nobody

Autobiography of a Nobody commemorates 20yrs in retail come August 2021 and features satirical songs I wrote and recorded during my time in the sector. All tracks were made between 2004-2012 and were produced by myself. The concept of the project was birthed in 2012 but it wasn’t until earlier this year when I was going through some kind of burnout and vlogging my way through it that I set myself a goal of releasing it on my birthday August 25th.

Comparatively it’ll sound like a collision between Peep Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm with a grime backing track. It’ll arrive on your favourite streaming services on August 25th 2021 via link below.

Let me know your thoughts and whether you’re going through the same tribulations with your job sector.

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/khalidomari/autobiography-of-a-nobody-struggle-raps-on-grime

Autobiography of a Nobody

Autobiography of a Nobody commemorates 20yrs in retail come August 2021 and features satirical songs I wrote and recorded during my time in the sector. All tracks were made between 2004-2012 and were produced by myself. The concept of the project was birthed in 2012 but it wasn’t until earlier this year when I was going through some kind of burnout and vlogging my way through it that I set myself a goal of releasing it on my birthday August 25th.

Comparatively it’ll sound like a collision between Peep Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm with a grime backing track. It’ll arrive on your favourite streaming services on August 25th 2021 via link below.

Let me know your thoughts and whether you’re going through the same tribulations with your job sector.

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/khalidomari/autobiography-of-a-nobody-struggle-raps-on-grime

Dips & Lo-Wu – Idle Hands

If someone asked me how I’d describe the journey of my mood through music artists or an album, I’d definitely nominate Idle Hands but more specifically Dips & Lo-Wu as a partnership because you’ve got explorative, journeyman soundscapes from Lo-Wu and Dips who has become somewhat of an internal soliloquy or the consciousness of the fleeting and reflective thoughts that live alongside our life journeys on a day to day. I appreciate how pompous that last sentence sounds but that’s how I honestly feel listening to these two. It’s equally as futuristic as it is a retrospective experience through the choice of tones and flows, there’s a certain je na sais quoi to Dips’ delivery of bars as in one sense he’s making sense of life, living it in the present but in hindsight all at the same time. It feels like he can be the internal voice in our heads or maybe Dips is giving us the forth wall to his existence. You know them multidimensional ones.

This is the type of soundtrack I’m grateful to have because I’m not a turn up guy, I’m mellow but not tortoise, Idle Hands has all the elements of my favourite genres blended into one masterpiece so as new and innovative as it is, there’s a huge element of comfort for me -it’s versatile and almost chameleon like for the way I just press play and leave it to do its thing. My favourite track is Active. I love it because I can vibe along to it but also I find myself saying “I’m an active geezer” out along with an accompanying skank. There isn’t much songs that can command and conjure an action like that that come to mind…

Idle Hands Release Party at Peckham Audio on Sunday 5th Sept, get your tickets.

Nutty P – Communic8

When I think of Drill music I tend to think of balaclavas, knives, warring factions of shotters and young men dressed in black wearing side bags and Air Max’s, I don’t think of ballads with electric guitar riffs and crooning. I didn’t think of bottomless mimosas with mini parasols on top or hor d’oeuvres at an evening soiree until I heard this track from Nutty P -mastermind chameleon of production for all of your faves, some of which have been covered here such as Shay D.

Communic8 is described as neo-drill because of its soulful chords, sweet guitar riffs and grime sonics which is part of a larger motion picture of tracks called The Big Smoke to be released on September 8th. At this point there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the release of the motion picture but sources close to the artist say there’s a premiere the movie on 2nd September at an undisclosed location.

Overall Communic8 and the snippets i’ve heard from The Big Smoke are slightly changing my perceptions of drill. Prior it would’ve been something I’d listen to at the gym during a workout or whilst trying to get my energy up to face yet another depressing shift in retail sales, now this NeoDrill -some may not like any of the Neo-ting because it reminds them of when the NeoPeckham and NeoHackney lot were gentrifying genres [and the ends] by grabbing old Eski and UK Garage sounds before adding softer layers to then release and label them as NeoGrime/Garage but then again if you were familiar with who Anton Flanders aka Stinkahbell, aka Nutty-P is, they’d realised that he’s produced for UK heavy hitters that you know and love, its pushing the sound forward not gentrifying it… Anyway let me continue with the imagery -malarky has got me picturing sunshine dining at a rooftop restaurant at Selfridges, eating freshly filleted sea bass that I didn’t even have to season with extra salt and pepper with a side of calamari -the real stuff not a palette of Kirkland rings restaurants buy frozen from Costco and charge you £10 a portion, the real freshly battered before the afternoon reopening type- accompanied with a big dutty glass of Aperol spritz to sip on. You know dem ones!

Listen/Buy Communic8 here | Pre-Save The Big Smoke here

Wrapping Up Autobiography of a Nobody at Pirate Studios

In the final phase of Autobiography of a Nobody which pretty much went from a vlog recording where I was open and honest with myself into a whole EP of tracks that will be release on Friday 3rd Sept.

Pre-Order/Listen Directory: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/khalidomari/autobiography-of-a-nobody-struggle-raps-on-grime

My friend M1ke Whit3 has a new single out called Your Love which is available here.

Shay D – Speaking In Tongues

2021 has been a bit of a mad one but we finally get one of the most highly anticipated albums this year. It’s not even something I say lightly either because this rodeo from Shay D was different. We’re getting different production styles, different types of visuals, artwork and collaborations which had me wondering and equally not knowing what to expect. Obvs we’d get the bars, we’d get the headbobbing beats but what would we get following being in a pandemic for the past year and a half?

Remember Shay had one hell of a trajectory following her 2018 release Human Writes; a UK wide all female tour which also touched the Eurozone and the features on BBC, Red Bull and other networks. Workaholic, well never not working is a better way of putting it, combined with the outreach she does in facilitating creative workshops and outreach work to inspire the youngsters. When the pen touched the pad for this album I think we got the unpacking from all the experiences, thoughts and manifestations from the campaign in 2018 til now. It shows in the pacing of the tracklist; we get the tough and hardened flows at the beginning but as we journey further the layers begin to unravel until we reach the core.

My favourite tracks are Celebrate Life, Dreams, Run to Me, More than Friends and Send Them Home.

Speaking In Tongues which features artists such as P Money, Lioness, Capo Lee and more with production from an all star lineup of Mystry, Nutty P, Star One and others. Expect head-top spinning bars, heartfelt introspection and vibes.

Find it on your fave service: https://ffm.to/speakingintongues

Grizzly – I and I

I saw a tweet from Rigga Romez, Linch Linky, which gave an education that Jamaica is pretty much an architect of sound and culture which means that UK Music Culture owes a lot to us.

A lot of us have known that for years but those that weren’t neceesarily in the know would never have known the history and significance of Jamaican influence across the globe; from Marcus Garvey’s philosophies inspiring the likes of Malcolm X, Ghana’s Kware Nkrumah to Bob Marley’s protest music soundtracking and inspiring the protest movements which led to a lot of countries fighting for their independence from their colonial powers. Alas I digress…

Grizzly’s I and I is a masterclass in sewing the thread between the music of right now and the influence of Jamaica on the underground music and subculture’s. My favourite track is Pree Tings which is like that big voice call to action anthem in which you’d stand up tall when hearing it. It’s got that big suitcase fully money, Mercedes G-Wagon type of energy to it.

Happy Jamaican Independence Day!

Find it on your favourite platform: https://songwhip.com/thisizgrizzly/i-and-i

WHTVRINNIT – Ep.056: Say it with your chest

Summary

Whatever it is that you love to do and you’re passionate about, own it and share it with people. Stop being shy and wear it on your chest.https://youtu.be/3bJQmtlkMk8

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/whereisko/message

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whereisko/support

WHTVRINNIT – Ep.055: What’s going on?

Summary

There’s so much trouble in the world right now and here are my reflections to some ongoing issues.https://youtu.be/4Y8eJ_4Uq4I

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/whereisko/message

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whereisko/support