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Hip Hop

Sounds like

J. Cole, Drake, Scribe, Kanye West


J. Cole, Scribe, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Chance The Rapper

Unearthed artists we like

Kaiit, Françoistunes, ceeko, Agung Mango, PANIA



Damon Paraha (A.K.A. Nomad) is an APRA award-winning, rapper/poet of Maori & Samoan
descent. At 21 years of age, this Melbourne based artist is a co-founder of an independent
Record Label called “The Movement Recording Company” (A.K.A. TMRC), a father of two,
and the second oldest of six talented siblings.
Nomad, can be found at various Melbourne venues heating up the stage, including the ever
popular, Laundry Bar in Fitzroy, Stay Gold bar in Brunswick & Little Lonsdale Street’s very
own Horse Bazaar, where he’s collaborated with world famous, DJ Spell, as part of the
weekly “Spell & Friends” night. But more often than not, you can find Nomad in the
community facilitating youth programs as part of CoHealth/ArtsGen’s, “Benchmark” crew &
“Stir It Up” crew, whilst also fronting performance lineups for shows such as Glenroy Festival
2019 and Stonnington’s Hip-Hop showcase, “Lyrics With A Stain”.
In 2019 alone, Nomad, has performed at St Kilda Festival as a Grand Finalist for “The Push
Start - Battle of the Bands”, earned mentorships through The Push with Joelistics and
Francoistunes, and gained a spot in the “GRID Series - Deep West” artist development
program which will culminate in the release of his next single, “Destined” (Produced by
iconicbeats) Within the next year, he hopes to unveil a new youth music program for the City
of Wyndham, drop his debut EP “Intermission”, as well as reveal his work as part of the
“DayHunnid” collective.