Omar Wilson – Ride (Official Video) @omarwilson
Omar Wilson is no stranger to the music scene and has been performing in NYC and CT clubs for over a decade having opened for artists like Boys II Men and The Neville Brothers. Growing up in Norwalk CT Omar’s influences included Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Lauren Hill, Mary J Blige and old-time soul acts like the Delfonics. His music speaks to his own personal experiences growing up in an urban environment bridging the gap between Hip Hop and Soul.
Growing up 30 minutes from New York City, church members at the Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown of Norwalk noticed his ability to have a spiritual impact through his singing at the age of only 7. While performing regularly back home in New York, fans gravitated towards his unique, gritty vocals. It was at that point that Omar realized what he was born to do, Soul Music. Omar was a 3 time Apollo winner since 2007 and was named Best R&B Male of the Year for both 2008 and 2009 at the Underground Music Awards held at BB Kings in NYC.
Through his journey and struggles Omar has finally come to understand his role as one of the industry’s top new Soul singers. He has recorded with Multi-Platinum selling artist Angie Stone and DMX featuring them on songs he wrote. The track he recorded with Miss. Stone was called ‘Get to Know You Better.’ Angie Stone was quoted as saying “Working with Omar Wilson came naturally and he is one to watch!” DMX is one of the only rappers to have 5 consecutive albums go number 1 on the Billboards and rarely has recorded with singers. Omar and DMX have recently released a single called ‘Faith’ and they connected on the track instantaneously which is audibly tangible.
Omar is set to perform on July 16, 2015 at Alive@5 in Stamford CT once more opening for Boys II Men with a full band including background singers. The show starts at 5pm and Omar hits the stage at 6pm. He is also scheduled to record later this summer with legendary producer Boo Mitchell in Royal Studios in Memphis with a full 12-piece band. Royal Studios is where Al Green records all his music with Boo’s father Willie Mitchell. Boo looks to carry on the tradition of changing the history of Soul and R & B by working with Omar to write and produce tracks due out later this year.