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Classic Underground Hip-hop Albums by Omid now Available on iTunes

Alpha Pup Records announces the digital release of classic underground hip-hop albums by Omid. The albums Omid Presents and Beneath the Surface Instrumentals are now both available on iTunes and other digital music retailers.

(PRWEB) June 2, 2005 -- Now available via Alpha Pup Distribution on iTunes and other digital music retailers are two classic albums by Los Angeles underground hip-hop producer Omid. His "Omid Presents" album, originally released September 3, 2003, became available in digital format on May 24, 2005. "Beneath the Surface Instrumentals," originally released May 7, 2002, became available for digital download on May 31, 2005.

Inspired by the underground hip-hop culture of South Central L.A. during the mid-1990s, Omid (previously known as OD) began work on his seminal "Beneath The Surface" album, a collaboration featuring over 30 emcess from the L.A. underground hip-hop scene. Since then, Omid has produced many projects, including the highly acclaimed single with Freestyle Fellowship entitled "Can You Find The Level Of Difficulty In This?" (one of Spin Magazine's Top 20 Singles of 1999). Omid also remixed the Beastie Boys' "Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun" for the Beastie Boys DVD Video Anthology.

"Omid takes listeners into the belly of the machine with distorted drums and lets you sit there awhile, then cuts you out with a crystal-clear marimba solo or something else equally unexpected. Essential listening." -- URB Magazine

"The LA underground vet and sometime Freestyle Fellowship collaborator returns with an album of instrumentals (and one song) that constantly develop and startle while remaining true to their roots in the gritty break. No one who's come across his work as OD will be surprised to hear that he makes instrumentals that are way more than just backing tracks for rappers. As ever with this man, excellent." -- Musik Magazine

"Beneath the Surface Mastermind producer OD has assembled one project that highlights not only his smooth, ethnic, and elegant beat style, but an impressive cast of close to forty of LA's most prolific yet relatively unknown emcees and DJs..." -- Mean Magazine

Omid is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Recording Arts.

Other Omid albums to be released for digital distribution in the near future via Alpha Pup Records include the original "Beneath The Surface" album, his instrumental opus "Distant Drummer," as well as his collaborations with Sach, "Sach 5th Ave" and "Sach 5th Ave Instrumentals."

Danyell Jariel

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