Ohmega Watts - The Find

Ohmega Watts - The Find
The Find
Recording Location:
AfroOben's House; Dead Aunt Thelma's, Portland, OR; Krystal Mass Studios; Low Pro Lab (Ohmega Watts' Basement); Rumblefish Studios, Portland, OR
Alternative Rap
Release Date:
September 13, 2005

Depending on your point of view, The Find is either an album whose ideology and overall vibe are stuck in the '90s or a new-millennium hip-hop album that bears influence of the foundation while providing an updated spin from a talented artist.

The latter sentiment is most accurate. Producer/MC Ohmega Watts and a host (and that means host) of friends make The Find a worthwhile listen for any hip-hop fan. With Watts in control, he takes obvious nods to iconic producers (Pete Rock, Diamond D -- he rhymes similar to Large Professor) and the sound of hip-hop's '90s renaissance, while rearranging it in his own distinct way. The six-minute "A Request" is an updated '90s head-nodder with a two-minute rideout that appropriates everything from Souls of Mischief to Gang Starr, with some timpani/cowbell percussion to boot. Ohmega lays down a gritty, strutting groove for "Full Swing" as MCs Neogen and Deacon join him on the mike for an old-fashioned cipher. But even in the midst of a staple track like this, Ohmega manages to finds about 20 seconds in the middle of the tune to do some electronic space traveling. Watts also shows himself a capable and diverse producer, venturing outside the realm of the hip-hop idiom. "Your Love" is a hip-hop/soul vehicle for singer Tiffany Johnson, while "Treasure Hunt" (featuring Sugar Candy) is straight-up authentic dancehall-style reggae. The electric guitar shredding through "Groovin' on Sunshine" highlights one of his several largely instrumental tracks. The Find is very close to a perfect creative balance between exploration and traditionalism, and an impressive debut from a hip-hop commodity.

Intro / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts2:02
Where It All Started / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: DJ DNA3:30
That Sound / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: DJ Bombay / Lightheaded / Noelle / The Procussions4:59
You Are Now Tuned In / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts4:00
Journey (Interlude 1) / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: DJ DNA0:24
Full Swing / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Deacon / Neogen3:44
A Request / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts6:22
Mind Power / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Tiffany Simpson4:26
Your Love / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Tiffany Simpson3:13
Treasure Hunt / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Sugar Candy3:50
Groovin' on Sunshine / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Tiffany Simpson3:30
At the Oasis (Interlude 2) / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts0:25
The Find / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Stro the 89th Key4:55
Saturday Night Live / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Sarlok Poems / Sharlock Poems / Surreal3:12
The Harder They Come (Interlude 3) / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts0:23
The Treatment / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Braille / Manchild / Big Rec3:46
Stay Tuned / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Sojourn3:38
Y'All There? (Interlude 4) / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts0:18
Floor Rock / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts4:11
Move! / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts3:35
Long Ago / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts feat: Othello3:39
Dream On (Outro) / Ohmega WattsOhmega Watts4:04

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