To truly understand where Jomaa came from you have to squint in to the past and take gander at the culture that created this one of a kind talent. While seemingly everyone in Jomaa’s family would listen to a different genre, this is a part of the formula for Jomaa’s success to exceed vocally in a variety of different sounds. From classic rock like Led Zepplin (thanks dad), to Michael Jackson (thanks mom), a little bit of HOVA (JayZ) snuck in by his brothers, and topped off with some pop from his sister, this is the spice that makes such a diverse artist embraced by all.
While listening to all these artists through his trusty Walkman, he started to develop a unique talent. He became extremely good at beatboxing. He would spend countless hours making beats, horns, scratches, and, insert whatever other onomatopoeia that describes a sound, with his mouth. This dude could be the long lost relative of the cop from Police Academy that made all the sounds with his mouth, he’s that good. As time progressed his family and friends noticed his talents and encouraged his passion to continue perfecting his craft.
This would be illustrated in a variety of different ways, but one that comes to mind are the gatherings of friends that would freestyle rap regularly. What started out just as fun, morphed in to full on obsession with words and beats. He would find himself rapping all day with friends then coming home to continue his fixation well in to the early morning hours.