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Xavier Omär takes pride in his songwriting ability and is most excited by the reward of evoking specific feelings in his listeners with his music. He draws inspiration from artists of all genres, including James Blake, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, John Legend, Frank Ocean, The Beatles, and Sam Smith.

Xavier Omär grew up as a military brat, moving across the country and as far as Japan, but he claims Georgia as home. Music balanced out the highly structured lifestyle of his military family, as his mother and siblings sang and played drums and piano, and his father was a writer, producer and the minister of music at church. He wrote and produced his first song at 12 years old, recording it in his basement on a 4 track tape recorder. A brief period of discouragement was tackled when Xavier Omär decided to audition for American Idol Season 11 in Houston, TX. Not making it past the preliminary judging round gave him the determination to save up to buy equipment and begin recording music again—so add “proving American Idol wrong” to his list of goals. In 2012, he hit the ground running with his solo career and hasn’t stopped since.

 

Hailing from Lake Wales, Florida, a place known more for orange juice than hip hop, is Swade. Inspired by acts like UGK and OutKast, the 24 yr old rapper and producer has a conscious message with a southern knock. Sitting firmly at the intersection of all things ratchet and all things "woke". Somewhere between Trick daddy and Langston Hughes.