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NOMAD

Spoken word and Hip-Hop Artist

Damon Paraha a.k.a. NOMAD, was born and raised in “Burn City” Australia to Maori/Samoan parents. His biggest influences are J. Cole, Jay-Z and Kanye West. Citing his uncle’s purchase of a MacBook as the starting point of his rap journey, Nomad uploaded his first project, the “Fixtape Vol. 1” in 2017, which would be engineered by Iconic Beats, the eventual co-founder of The Movement Recording Company. In 2018, Nomad would join the Stir It Up crew with a role in the Mark Hellinger directed “Talent Show” short film, where he would also debut his first official single “An Unexpected Variable”. That same year he would go on to win the Push Start Regional Finals, resulting in a Grand Finalist spot at St Kilda Fest 2019 where he would win The Push/APRA Songwriters award. In 2019 he has released his second official single “This Moment” a collaborative effort with J.B.T and @IconicBeats in the production seat this time. In November of 2019, the ‘Wassup’ artist dropped his first EP, “Intermission”, which is the first EP released under The Movement Record Company.

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