Hip-Hop Artist Introduces New Musical Standard: 'N-Free™'

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In an effort to do away with a racial epithet, The Nunayufake Project implements a new musical standard. The N-FreeÂ? standard will make its premiere in the works of hip-hop artist Omega Johnson.

Hip-hop artist Omega Johnson (a/k/a OJ) will release his brand new CD called “The Blackbird” early next year. The album introduces a new musical standard developed by Omega: N-Free™. The standard excludes usage of the words "n---er", "n---a", or similar terms except in their original context, and strictly for documentative or educational purpose. Content with the N-Free™ mark states a guarantee that these words are not implemented in a manner inappropriate to this description. The N-Free™ standard is not a further attempt to censor artistic expression, but rather a challenge for artists that currently use the word, and a consumer choice for those that prefer to enjoy music without the need for the use of this race-sensitive term.

The Public Enemy, Prince and John Coltrane influenced artist started his career by writing lyrics for his own fulfillment, but the more he wrote, the more listeners liked what they heard and insisted he keep going. "That was almost twenty years ago, and I never really looked back other than that," OJ recalls.

OJ is a Free Spirit in every sense of the word. He does things his way each day and reflects that in his music. "I’m looking to bring on a whole new level of independence, balance, and elevation," Omega Johnson says. "I want the essence of what I’m putting out in my art to become a movement all its own. That’s one of the main purposes of creating The Nunayufake Project. I hope that my style of music will bring in successful artists that won’t be afraid to be themselves while they make money."

The first single off his new CD is called “Flashbacks”--a retro-style remembrance of OJ’s hip-hop upbringing, as well as a reflection on the enjoyment of the music—backed with “Whispers In The Dark”, an all-out assault of battle verses, placed over a classic boom-bap percussion and roots-style reggae-inspired rhythms. "Hip-hop culture has been a part of me since the very early 80s, from listening to rap, to breakdancing, and hearing how all the older kids were out in the streets experiencing other parts of the culture first hand like learning to deejay or going to street parties, even when I was way too young to go," OJ explains.

For more information and review copies of the CD, please contact Maurice Johnson at 212-696-6842.

For more information on the N-Free™ music standard, go to http://www.nunayufake.com/nfree .

“Flashbacks” is available through CDBaby.com and TowerRecords.com. N-Free is a trademark of The Nunayufake Project.

About The Nunayufake Project

Founded in 2003, The Nunayufake Project (TNP) is an organization focused on promoting truth through music and interaction. With its current headquarters in Queens, New York, TNP evolved from an entertainment company to a platform to expose, discuss, and, hopefully in time, resolve issues that affect community of color in the U.S. and abroad.


Maurice Johnson

The Nunayufake Project

PO Box 326, Cambria Heights

NY 11411-0326

Phone: 212-696-6842

Web site: http://www.nunayufake.com

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