Omar’s first new album in seven years, a work titled most aptly The Man, features Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul, Scratch Professor, Stuart Zender of Jamiroquai and Pino Palladino.
"The Man is the latest in my musical journey and I’m happy to say it fits well with all the other stops I’ve made along the way," Omar says. "The mixture of funk, Latin, jazz, reggae, soul, and classical is all there." Indeed, The Man harks back to the blend of elements and groove-oriented aesthetic that marked Omar’s first two albums and his seminal hit "There’s Nothing Like This." Accents played on xylophone and horns set off Omar’s jazzy-yet-soulful vocals, though Omar shows that he’s not afraid to used programmed beats and scratching as well.
Omar's The Man EP features the single, remixes of the single by Scratch Professor, Shafiq Husayn, and Scratch Professor, and the track "There's Nothing Like This," featuring Pino Palladino.