Saturday, March 16, 2024

Stage Presence (feat. Toz Torcha) by Omniscence


"Stage Presence" is a vintage, unreleased single by North Carolina rap veteran Omniscence. The song was recorded in 1996, shortly after the recording of what would become his major label debut album, "The Raw Factor". Featuring an appearance from fellow NC spitter Toz Torcha (then of local crew The Vandalz), it's a vintage, head-nodding 90's hip-hop track. The single is produced by Fanatic, who also produced all but one track on The Raw Factor.
Recalling the track, Omniscence said, "It was originally intended as a B-side to a future single from the album. In the intro, you can hear me describing the scene at DJ Clark Kent's 1994 MC Battle for World Supremacy in New York City, which I was competing in. The guy I was up against was declared the winner, but the crowd wanted a rematch because many felt I won.
Despite releasing two singles from the album (earning him a hip-hop quote in The Source Magazine), label politics caused "The Raw Factor" to be shelved. This prompted the emcee to take a break from the game (a break that would last decades). With the release of "Stage Presence," Below System Records announces the DSP release of The Raw Factor this spring (with additional unreleased tracks from the same period) as well as its first-ever vinyl (2xLP to be exact) edition to be released this summer.

No comments:

Post a Comment