Nomad Carlos drops new music today with “L.P.H. |Los Pollos Hermanos|”.
Thanks to benchmark releases from Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Kanye West, hip-hop has restored its once prominent ties to the music ofÂ Jamaica. Nomad Carlos is one of the only hip-hop artist fromÂ Jamaica, creating music fused with the cultures of Reggae and Dancehall. â€œWhatâ€™s more authentic than me doing it?â€ offers the veteran artist. â€œNot to sound cocky, but Iâ€™m truly from there.â€
Listening, let alone making hip-hop is not the norm inÂ Kingston. At the age of five, when the Miami, Florida-born MC named Damon (â€œNomadâ€ spelled backwards) moved back to his parentsâ€™ homeland, he absorbed the world around him. Living in the capital cityâ€™s Uptown section, and schooled in one its poorest ghettos of Downtown Kingston, Nomad Carlos was a student of the game; both in and out the classroom—merging Jamaicanâ€™s own Reggae and Dancehall compositions with the American art form and applying it to his very unique surroundings.
As one of the only working hip-hop artists fromÂ Jamaica, a decade later (and with several projects already under his belt) Nomad Carlos has proved that his vision was in fact crazy innovative.
Now focused on his new upcoming full-length LP,Â Distants, (which will be released on 4-28-15) Nomad Carlos releases the first-single, â€œL.P.H.â€ (Los Pollos Hermanos) from the project; which takes a concept from â€œBreaking Badâ€ and cleverly flips it on its head.