The likelihood of any artist making a large impact in any hip-hop community has been regarded as slim-to-none…but apparently no one told Denver-based rapper, Zome. If nothing else, pure passion drives this Diamond in the Flesh to push when all others seem still.
Zome is the eldest of the Diamond Boiz, and his experience in the game seems to shine through his laid-back, direct-hitting style. As young as can be recalled, Zome’s intentions were to make music. From middle school with a group of friends to joining his younger brother, Dyalekt, almost 10 years later, he’s polished his ability to cut instrumentals in half with his voice, and make things happen with his hustle.
Within the last couple years, Zome has focused his energy on elevating the status of the group he holds ? of, Diamond Boiz, along with fellow members Dyalekt and Zé, and establishing a tight musical relationship with other notable local artists including Mane Rok, A.V.I.U.S. (Prime Element/Kamikaze Records), F.O.E., Julox, Es-Nine (Prime Element/Kamikaze Records), Midwes_T, and others. Along with the Diamond Boiz, he has shared the stage with prominent major acts including Clipse, Ice Cube, Devin the Dude, Nappy Roots, Likwit Junkies, among others.
Zome released his first project, Heart of a Warrior, Mind of a Soldier, in 2007, and got back to serious work in 2010 on his second full-length album, Diamond in the Flesh. With stand-out tracks such as Street Life (produced by Es-Nine) and So Legit (featuring Tony Brown, A.V.I.U.S. and Julox), the latter which has a music video to be released mid-2011 being filmed by local cinematographers, Blurred Pictures, Zome contradictorily continues to do the only thing in which he has ever found a sense of calm: grinding.
Diamond in the Flesh was released November 8th, 2010.
Westword (Village Voice):
The Onion (AV-Club): http://www.avclub.com/denver/articles/dyalekts-rule-the-world-video-calls-for-sanity,48075/
The Denver Post (Reverb):