Lyle Omolayo, a Plainfield, New Jersey native, is an emcee who doesn’t rhyme for the sake of riddling. Rooted in community activism and education, Lyle’s music provides a politically charged and introspective yet relatable view, tackling topics often overlooked or taboo in hip hop.
Lyle Omolayo is also known as mc enigma and is 1/2 of Negros Americanos, a trilingual hip hop duo formed in Panama City, Panama. Negros Americanos recently released, Lost In The Wilderness a documentary detailing the formation of the group, the journey from New Jersey to Panama and the necessity to break down barriers and engage communities through music and language.
Dry Season, Lyle’s upcoming project is a follow up to Rainy Season, previously written, recorded, and released while living in Panama. The project features Bixop, Silent Knight, Eli Black, Amani Fela, StrangeLove, Latasha Alcindor, Napoleon Da Legend, Jenny Wren, Danielle Watson, Hendii, Baxter Wordz, Indra, Seluna and many more.
UPCOMING SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
Check out some of Lyle's art. From sketches and illustrations, to heads and landscapes.
Listen to and watch Lyle Omolayo's catalogue of music. From Plainfield, New Jersey to Panama and beyond.
BY LYLE OMOLAYO
Lyle Omolayo is an artist, emcee, and educator hailing from Plainfield, New Jersey.
COLORING IN COLOUR WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY LYLE OMOLAYO VOL 1. HEADS AND LANDSCAPES is here, celebrating the beauty of people of color blended with vivid landscapes, some of this world and some from worlds beyond. Greatly influenced and inspired by his travels through the United States, Central America and the Caribbean, Lyle drew this coloring book in admiration and awe of the melanin-gifted and overlooked. This is 50 pages of beautiful illustrated faces and interesting places.
COLORING IN COLOUR VOL 1.
HEADS AND LANDSCAPES
A TWO PART STORY
Dry Season is a two part story.
One story is that of scarcity, Desert. The other story is that of abundance Dessert. Returning to the United States after forming Negros Americanos with Bixop, Dry Season picks up where Lyle's last release as "mc enigma," Rainy Season, left off.
Exploring topics of culture shock, rejection, isolation, and being a pariah in a foreign country, Dry Season is a narrative of love and travel.
"Mejorar la raza, she ran off with Scott Bacula or William Shatner, Justin Bieber's what she's after."
Dry Season has production from Dela, $JAYY, Te Kamau, Mello Mel, Loot Fatig, Raaka Fant, Star Child, and others and features cameos from Pacewon, C Rayz Walz, Bixop, Silent Knight, Strangelove, Amani Fela, Eli Black, Latasha Alcindor, Napoleon Da Legend, Baxter Wordz, Danielle Watson, Hendii, Jenny Wren, Indra, Seluna, Khalil Khan and many more.
DRY SEASON : DESERT
PROD. STAR CHILD
SHOT BY SEMCORTES FILMS
SHOT BY SEMCORTES FILMS
of NEGROS AMERICANOS
"A Periferia Pede Socorro,"
the new video from Bixop of
Negros Americanos shot in Sao Paulo, Brazil feat. Lena
Check out the other half of Negros Americanos, Bixop as he continues journeying in Sao Paulo, Brazil.