PackFM (born Omar Rogelio Tull) has not only made a name for himself in the underground hip-hop scene, but has also cheekily kept fans eternally guessing as to what the “FM” represents. During the title track for his acclaimed solo debut, 2006’s whutduzFMstand4?—a project that garnered him UGHH’s Album of the Year Award—he provides over 20 different suggestions of what the acronym could possibly stand for without revealing its true meaning. With the mystery behind his moniker in tact, PackFM’s career as a well-rounded artistic threat went on to span over two decades before he entered a period of hiatus in 2014.
PackFM first began as a battle rapper in the late ‘90s, during which he would remain undefeated for months at a time and take home several prestigious awards, including an induction into the 88HipHop MC Battle Hall of Fame. Following his reign as a top-tier freestyle emcee, he went on to hone his pen in the studio, collaborating with artists such as Eyedea, Apathy, Pumpkinhead, Poison Pen and more. Between the years of 2002 and 2012, PackFM contributed his talents to a widespread array of vibrant compilation records, most notably alongside longtime collaborators Tonedeff and the QN5 Music roster. With projects such as The Plague’s debut group album Gang Green (2002), Extended F@mm’s Happy F*ck You Songs (2002) and QN5’s Asterisk compilation series, PackFM established his reputation as a versatile lyrical force. After releasing an abundance of recorded material, including his 2010 solo effort I F*cking Hate Rappers, fans are still eagerly awaiting the official release of PackFM’s third solo LP, The Human Highlight Reel.