Thinker | Designer | Poet/MC | Musician | Nomad


OMAR "OFFENDUM" CHAKAKI is a Syrian-American Architect & Hip-Hop Artist - born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington DC, and living in Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he is currently a designer at OTJ Architects, where he has helped the firm secure several AIA & IIDA Awards in the past 6 years. He started his musical career off as 1/2 of The N.O.M.A.D.S., co-produced the critically-acclaimed "FREE-THE-P" Mixtape, participated in "The Arab Summit" project, co-authored the "Brooklyn Beats 2 Beirut Streets" performance-lecture, & was featured on several major news outlets (BBC/ Yahoo/ ABC News/ Aljazeera/ Reuters). He has helped raise thousands of dollars for various humanitarian relief organizations (PCRF/ Islamic Relief/ ANERA/ Kinder) & toured the world to perform his ground-breaking music. Offendum is currently hard at work on his upcoming solo release - affectionately dubbed "Syriana-americanA" ...

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