Today on our Hot Seat we have music Rap/Hip Hop artist iRoc Omega with us. Let’s have a chat with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
iRoc Omega : My professional career started when I was sixteen and in a rap group called Prohibited By Law Regiment. Better known as P.B.L. I had two major label deals on the table with that
group and another two major label deals as a solo artist, but they all fell through. Well, I DID sign with a Universal Records subsidiary, but my contract expired before they ever put my
album out and they opted not to renew it.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
iRoc Omega : Two brothers named Anthony and Thomas McAllister, who are actually still involved in the music business (as underground rapper Skullz and djtommyblk from Atlanta), are who got
me to write my first rap song.
Twist Online : Tell us about your upcoming release “Forever The Coldest Fire”?
iRoc Omega : Forever The Coldest Fire is mainly a colorful album about a part of my life and a past side of myself that I’m not proud of, but was still my reality. If you listen a little deeper
than the surface, one will hear and know that I am not glamourizing the darker sides of life and only telling my story.
Twist Online : We came to know your new single “It’s All On You” will be featuring some top artists, tell us more about that?
iRoc Omega : Yes! “It’s All On You” is produced by Emmy award winning composer Jason Hausman and features the legendary Snoop Dogg! My longtime friend and fellow rapper Dre’ Rock also lends his
talented singing capabilities to the track. Long story short, the song came together through networking and connecting with one common goal in mind. To make a hit!
Twist Online : What kind of response are expecting from the release?
iRoc Omega : Well, by what I can gather from the soft release (it’s already available on my website, http://irocomega.com), people of all ages, genders, and races are responding extremely positive
to the song, especially the DJs around the world. So, I guess I’m expecting more of the same when it is officially released on May 4th 2018.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
iRoc Omega : Recording a new song in the studio is always a great feeling, but nothing will ever compare to the pure adrenalin you get from being on a stage in front of thousands of people!
Especially when I can feed directly from their energy. It’s incredible.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
iRoc Omega : Before, it was to get a major record deal. While it didn’t work out, I did that. And frankly, it left me pretty bitter with that type of machine. Now as an independent, aside from
being able to still make a living in a time where people aren’t necessarily buying much music anymore, I want to be recognized and respected for what I bring to the table as my contribution to
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
iRoc Omega : I’m always working on music. I already have song ideas for my next album and I am on three other releases by other artists coming out later this year. I also have an alter ego that I’m
kicking around whether or not to entain releasing an album on. So yeah, I’m working!
For further details you can visit https://www.irocomega.com/