"BEST FUNK CD OF 2005"
"It's STONE COLD FUNK, it makes you DANCE, it ROCKS your world, it's got GREAT LYRICS, it's got POWERHOUSE SOUL SINGING, it's got GREAT MUSICIANSHIP, it makes you THINK about the world and it makes you SMILE." www.soul-patrol.com
"OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK/HIP-HOP RECORDING"
2005 Detroit Music Awards
“This Southern-bred singer-songwriter and his stalwart band play with an aplomb that could raise the corpses of Marley and Hendrix. No $h!t… To label them simply neo-soul would be downright reductive.” – Metro Times (Detroit, Michigan)
"Slave" earns Nadir a finalist berth in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest - www.jlsc.com
Listeners at GarageBand.com raved over "Slave"
#1 Best Male Vocals in Funk, all-time
#1 Bitter Breakup Song in Funk, all-time
#2 Best Lyrics in Funk, all-time
Nadir selected by the editors of Billboard Magazine as a finalist in the 2004 Independent Music World Series
Church-trained, Southern bred, reborn urban dread, NADIR (meaning RARE and UNIQUE) is a clear and resonant new voice of cultural change.
Producer, singer-songwriter and activist Jonah Nadir Omowale brings us an undeniable musical message, steeped in both tradition and innovation.
His music, called Distorted Soul, is a revolutionary soul music hybrid that incorporates elements of jazz, rock, blues, funk, folk and hip-hop "in such a delectable manner that his musical renditions are certain to satisfy any musical palate."
Distorted Soul 2.0 is an award-winning, ground-breaking album that has received rave reviews from critics and listeners alike.
Chris Rizik of Soultracks.com says "The praise is well deserved, as this is absolutely infectious urban rock, calling to mind the better moments of artists from Ernie Isley to Lenny Kravitz."
Dirk Binsau, publisher of the website Jazz-Not-Jazz.com, believes NADIR "has really developed a sound and style of his own and Distorted Soul 2.0 is very different from what I’ve heard in a long time and that’s what makes this album special."