He is a passionate, emotional, innovative and progressive artist. Adil Omar is a rapper and singer-songwriter. He defines his influences as Johnny Cash, House of Pain, Neil Young, Everlast, Cypress Hill, N.W.A., Motörhead, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, The Beatles, Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Big Pun, Kool G Rap, George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Tupac Shakur, Nine Inch Nails and some others too. He is currently working on his album these days. His music genre is mostly Rap and Hip-hop. While talking to The News Tribe (TNT), he was like:
TNT: How would you define yourself as an artist?
Adil: I am hardcore, passionate, emotional, innovative and progressive. I don’t care about competing with anybody. I just want to do what I do. I want to have fun with what I do as well as use it as an emotional outlet and bring new ideas to the table.
TNT: What message does your music mainly reflect?
Adil: I don’t have a message as I’m not preachy at all. My message would have been individuality. Tap into your own identity and inner core instead of trying to be somebody else. You are much more interesting than you think.
TNT: If given a chance, you would like to perform with whom?
Adil: In Pakistan, it would be Co-Ven and in international artists, it would be Cypress Hill.
TNT: What acts as your inspiration and how do you define good music?
Adil: I draw inspiration from anything. I define good music as something that combines both technical skill with raw emotions, individuality, originality and passion.
TNT: What is success for a musician according to you?
Adil: Being able to make a comfortable living without having to sell out artistically.
TNT: Share a few lines about your album “The Mushroom Cloud Effect” and the ones in collaboration. What are your expectations from them?
Adil: Just wait and see. J
TNT: In such a competitive music environment, how do you manage?
Adil: The fact that I really don’t care about what anybody else is doing. I’m not here to impress them or show off, I’m here to be myself and to do it well.
TNT: What are three things that you dislike and three things that you like about music industry?
Adil: I like the adventures and experiences, I like being able to express myself creatively with like-minded people. I don’t like the bitchy sense of competition everybody has, the attitude that people can’t coexist and be original.
TNT: Say a few lines on future of music in Pakistan.
Adil: It’s looking good. People are getting sick of the usual pop and soft rock. It’s great to see bands like Co-Ven, Bumbu Sauce and Qayyas emerging.
TNT: Share your experience with Slackistan project.
Adil: I just did a one minute cameo, it’s not my project and it was a long time ago.
TNT: What would you say about the kind of audience your music has?
Adil: A diverse batch of interesting people from all over the world.
TNT: Is there any message to readers?
Adil: Look out for my album ‘The Mushroom Cloud Effect’, coming this year.
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