Born the son of a Black Muslim minister, O'mar Helton was instilled with an incomparable work ethic as well as inspiring and motivational communication skills, watching his father open Muslim temples up and down the west coast. Raised in the heart of “The Bay,” East Oakland, he was influenced at an early age by artist's such as Whodini, Too Short, RUN D.M.C, Beastie Boys and Public Enemy to name a few. The artists he admired and his unique upbringing fueled his love for music and ultimate entry into the music industry.
“What hinders this industry is ‘manufactured’ music, without some kind of message,” states Omeezy passionately, “some game to learn from it, that's what we’re supposed to get in Hip Hop I feel.” His passion for music led Omeezy began writing and focusing more on his musical career. Omeezy took every opportunity given to him by the Ambassador of the Bay, E-40 himself. In fact, it was E-40 who officially dubbed the rapper, Big Omeezy.
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