Breakout: "Forever" (from Afraid of Heights)

Omen "FOREVER" Music Video Directed Impakt Studio's Chris & Blaq from IMPAKT STUDIO/Chris & Blaq on Vimeo.

Also Check: "Terminal O" (from Delayed)

And: "Numb" (live rendition/from Afraid of Heights)

Name: Omen

Age: 29, and somehow always mistaken for 21

Reppin’: Chicago

My style and/or skills have been compared to: Common, Nas, Andre 3000, Jesus, Fergie

My standout records and/or moments have been: "Enchanted" from J. Cole's mixtape Friday Night Lights was a big standout song for me. That verse seemed to touch a lot of people. Some of my favorite moments have been touring with Cole in the states and then being on an incredible European tour with Cole and Drake performing all over Europe.

I’m gonna change the game by: Taking risks musically and lyrically. Not being afraid to try different things and express myself through sounds and topics that aren't typical or done in a typical way.

I’d Like to Work With: Tons of people, pretty much all the legends. OutKast, Kanye West, Nas, Jay-Z, Common, Lauryn Hill ,Erykah Badu, etc. As far as newer people, I'd like to work with Blu.

My goal in hip-hop is: Retire my mama. But outside of that, to make people feel the way I felt about the people that have and continue to inspire me to wanna become more.

I’m gonna be the next: Artist you tell your friends about. Then they will sleep, and tell you about me a year later. And you will tell them you told them so.

To check out more of my music go to: or @omen on twitter.