TRUTH BE TOLD
Best known for his role in the Alberta grown rap collective ‘Project Trybe’ and their previous live Hip-Hop band ‘Midwest Mindset’, Travis Omen is the definition of a true emcee. From countless stage performances and rap battles, to multiple cypher visuals and 6 albums spanning over the last decade, this artist’s catalogue is as vast as it is impressive.
His involvement with both groups landed them 2 nominations at the YYC Music Awards and a solo nomination for the Red Deer Entertainment awards in 2018. Coming off a successful release of the FACTOR funded ‘Earth People’ by Project Trybe, Travis immediately followed up the album with more music, this time a solo record written almost entirely without music and in his head titled ‘The Art of the FreeWritten’.
2020 has given Travis more time in the studio, his collaboration with Capitole D called 'Brain' was recently nominated for the Best Rap Category at the YYC awards, making this his 3rd involved nomination.
He is now finishing up his next album(s) which will also be released in 2020 as one disc, but 2 downloadable albums titled respectively ‘Dreams Come Tru’ & ‘Nightmares 2’.
Check out Travis Omen's 'The Art of the FreeWritten'. The album is a collection of songs with lyrics created in a freestyle format, memorized while walking around, and then written down later to find suitable beats to match the lyrics.
“I just started thinking of rhymes, kinda freestyling a bar at a time while walking my dog, then putting them together to create a verse. I like the method, no beat, no real topic, just kinda going with the flow and then seeing later if I can find a suitable instrumental to spit it over.”