By: Mercedes Jackson | @mjthatmediagurl
If you follow Omari Hardwick on Instagram, then you have seen him hitting it hard lately in the recording studio. Yes, that’s right, Hardwick has decided to release an album.
Hardwick says his first love and talent has always been poetry. According to Vibe, “Later Decatur” will be his sophomore album. This album pays homage to a man that never said goodbye to his home, and is eagerly looking forward to his future.
“As a poet, I would always hear emcees come up to me and say, ‘Yo, you should rap.’” Hardwick explains. “’No. You know the label was tough for me. I’m a poet.’”
Hardwick continues, “I was proud of that distinction between the two, not wanting to be the other. So, I think just in terms of what God has called for me was to pop in a world of visibility as an actor prior to audibility as a musician.”
The album is expected to be released this year. According to ESSENCE, the executive producer for the album include R&B singer, Eric Roberson; singer-songwriter, Raphael Saadiq; and jazz musician, Robert Glasper.
Hopefully, Hardwick’s music will be featured on the upcoming season of the Showtime she he stars in, “Power.”