In a climate where soul singers are expected to be Top 40 hit-makers or quirky darlings of hipster media, Bay Area crooner 1-O.A.K.defies easy categorization. His music keeps R&B traditionalists nodding their heads in approval, and electrifies young internet culture hunters, truly earning him the name “One of a Kind.”
On his debut album, “Special Request: Deluxe Edition”, 1-O.A.K. emerged as an R&B artist writing beyond the usual genre confines of relationships, sex, and heartbreak. Throughout the project, he conveys a sense of intimacy, angst, and melancholy, with funky and soulful production to drive the experience home.
1-O.A.K. has produced for and been featured on projects by Kamaiyah, iamsu, and Teedra Moses, and on this Little Dragon remix. He also released the Lovelorn EP, with producer and fellow Honor Roll Crew member Trackademicks.
“1-O.A.K. has had a hand in damn near every major Bay Area release in 2016: he was a featured vocalist on P-Lo’s Before Anything EP and produced a song off of Kamaiyah’s debut tape A Good Night In The Ghetto.” – Ben Dandrige-Lemco (FADER Magazine)
His second release, “Riding in Cars With Girls,” is forthcoming this year.