This article was published on September 23rd, 2021
Oompa is a poet who turned rapper. She is nationally acclaimed throughout the United States and represents the queer, black, and orphaned minorities. In 2020 NPR named her a slingshot artist to watch, and just one year before, her energetic and engaging performance style won her the Boston Music Award for Live Act of the Year. In 2018 she also won Unsigned Artist of the Year.
Following a slam poetry performance, she took the stage in front of an audience where most members didn’t know her or the music she makes. She maintained positivity and encouraged people to sing along despite not knowing the words. She is clearing the path for more fellow black women to do what makes them happy. She likes for her shows to be happy, aware, and grateful they are alive and thriving.
This was back in 2016, but she continues to dominate the local rap scene with her third and latest instant hit album, “Outta Patience.” She raps about her frustrations about the music industry with passion and aggressivity to show a different style of musical talent. She drops a New Orleans-style high-tempo beat atop her sickening raps.
The album is produced by a frequent collaborator named Dephrase and exemplifies Oompa’s love of New Orleans’ bounce sound and is perfect for the end-of-summer months. She said, “I want you to feel this track from the minute the sample drops until the dance break in the end. I want your body to feel impatient and like it has to move. This track is all about the energy that you feel when you press play on this song. It’s the proper follow-up to Lebron’s energy– I need you to remember what these songs made summer feel like.”
In November 2020, her most recent single closer showcased a new direction for her music. The lyrics she drops are a refusal to waver and confront global crises, COVID-19, and what it means to be black in the world. 2021 has become the year the rapper will not forget. She showed off her talent by transcending genres. Recently she joined the Blue Light Bandits onstage and helped electronic artist Marc Rebillet at his sold-out show at Boston’s Royale Nightclub.
Oompa will be headlining her performance for the new album “Unbothered” as a release party at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on October 8, 2021. The event is going to be unbelievable, and tickets are a great deal. At $20 each, it’s an incredible deal to see an artist with such talent rap about the problems experienced by many people today.
The event will require all attendees to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test before entering the venue or be fully vaccinated. If you are the latter, you will need to have received your second vaccine at least two weeks before the event. If you are attending with a fan under the age of 12, you will need to prove vaccination or a negative PCR test for them as well. You don’t have to wear a mask outside of the premises, but the City of Boston mandates wearing one inside the venue.
You should grab your tickets while you can as they will go quickly. If you want to get your tickets before they are gone, you can buy tickets online at Ticketmaster, but keep in mind the concert is being hosted by Live Nation.
You should head over to grab your tickets now because they will not last long, and the show is sure to be interactive and keep you wanting more!