PONOMO is a music producer based in New Jersey, United States Of America. He specializes in hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop, dance and film scores. He is also the founder/chief executive officer of the Conspiracy Music Group record label and the founder/editor in chief of dope material magazine.
PONOMO was born in New York City and bred in Teaneck, New Jersey to parents of Ghanaian descent. He fell in love with music at the young age of six. His parents were avid music listeners who listened to everything from Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, Kool And The Gang AND Phil Collins to music from their home country of Ghana. Ponomo's love of music started from listening to those artists and then later evolved into listening to hip-hop music. Ponomo was and still is a huge fan of many influential hip-hop artists ranging from Sugar Hiil Gang, RUN DMC, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Nas , A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, The Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, DMX, The Lox, Dipset and many others. He will turn this love of music to making his own music...
At the age of 14, Ponomo's parents sent him to Ghana to attend high school in order for him to get to know the other side of the globe and to achieve the highest educational standards that Ghanaian schools offer to their students. While attending Mfantsipim School, Ponomo met a fellow student by the name of J-Mac. This friendship turned into a rap group by the name of Conspiracy. Conspiracy did many shows at various schools all over Ghana. They also did a demo which turned into a full length album entitled "The Verbal Awakening". This album will go on to sell 10,000 copies independently all over Ghana and Nigeria. After the completion of High School, Ponomo returned to the United States to attend college...
After graduating from The William Paterson University of New Jersey with a BA in Political Science, Ponomo wanted to bring the music and the Conspiracy concept he left in Ghana to life in the States. From his love of music producers such as Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Timbaland, The Neptunes and others and by way of experimentation and research, he figured out he can compose music. He took it upon himself to purchase different production software and teach himself how to make beats. After playing some of his compositions to his friends and those friends telling him he has a real shot to make it in the industry, he decided to chase the dream of being a music producer. He also had another dream, to be a label executive and thus Conspiracy Music Group was born. He named his old friend from Ghana, J-Mac, the vice president and head of international relations and marketing.
in february 2013, ponomo launched dope material magazine. he wanted to bring to the world his brand of journalism and media. he wanted to compile all the things that he had interest in such as music, sports and fashion and present it in a way that has not been done before.
in december 2014, ponomo released his first ever official single 'last night in ibiza" it was released across all major music outlets around the world.
IN OCTOBER 2015, PONOMO RELEASED HIS DEBUT INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM, "THE MUSICAL AWAKENING". THE ALBUM SHOWCASES PONOMO'S STRONGEST PRODUCTION GENRES OF HIP-HOP AND EDM. THIS COMPILATION OF INSTRUMENTALS HAS NEVER BEEN SEEn BEFORE IN THE MUSIC WORLD.
in june 2017, the sophomore instrumental album "the curation" was released across all digital outlets and streaming services. the album consists of hip-hop and house music compositions. this is another first in the history of music.
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Ponomo has done various projects for many up and coming New York and New Jersey acts. He has done projects for Parle Magazine artists, female rapper Breezy, rapper Mike I Rocs, female rapper Nicole Alvarez and others.
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