“To label Nadir as a neo-soul artist would be neglecting his rock roots; to call him a rock artist would be overlooking his hip-hop and jazz influences. Fully encompassing all the talents that Nadir possesses would be comparable to expanding the mathematical term Pi to its last digit.” – The Michigan Chronicle, Detroit, Michigan
The music that flows from the mind and soul of Nadir Omowale simply defies genre classification. R&B, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz are spun into such a heady mix through his recordings and performances, that the listener no longer has any interest in limits or labels. A world traveler at an early age as a military son, raised in Tennessee and immersed in gospel and Nashville songwriting traditions, now steeped in the rich Motown, Rock, Hip-Hop and Electronic legacy of his Motor City home — thirteen-time Detroit Music Award winner, Nadir Omowale’s, musical influences are myriad and deep.
Nadir’s music represents the evolution and celebration of an ancient blues credo, in that it tells stories from the heart, for the heart. It is also a reflection of all that is funky and joyful. The soulful vocals wrap up the entire package for an unforgettable listening and live experience. Join Nadir as he continues his journey down the road of honest and contemplative song crafting, conveying to us all just the right helping of magical, musical soul food at exactly the right time. But leave your boxes at home. You won’t need them.
“It’s STONE COLD FUNK,
it makes you DANCE, it ROCKS your world,
it’s got GREAT LYRICS,
it’s got POWERHOUSE SOUL SINGING,
it’s got GREAT MUSICIANSHIP,
it makes you THINK about the world and it makes you SMILE.”
Bob Davis, Soul-Patrol.com
“If Motown had never moved to L.A.,
this is what it would sound like today.”
Jane Asher, Radio Sophie 103.7FM, San Diego, California
“As usual your performances NEVER disappoint.
Sometimes I felt like I was seeing Sly and the Family Stone again.
Terri Koggenhopp – Executive Director, Detroit Music Awards and
Director of Artist Relations, Detroit International Jazz Festival