“We’re just holding out for her to become a prophecy figure at 27. Oompa’s words are realistic positivity in a world increasingly drained of such. If she keeps it up, the rest of the country, not just Boston’s music scene, will be pushing itself to be more authentic in its optimism while supporting others as it goes.”

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About

Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids and them.

Oompa is 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam champion, and a finalist at the 2016 National Poetry Slam. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, NPR Boston’s The ARTery, Vanyaland, among others.

Oompa's debut album, November 3rd, was named one of Dig Boston's Top 30 Local Albums of 2016 and one of Allston Pudding’s Favorite albums of 2016. With sounds often compared to that of Lauryn Hill and J. Cole, she was nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 2017 Boston Music Awards, is one of Boston Herald’s New Favorites of 2018, is currently working on her highly anticipated, second full-length album.