Hailing from East Oakland, CA, O-Zone a.k.a. Lil-O was influenced by artists like Nas, Jay-Z, Tupac, and Keak Da Sneak. O-Zone writes from life experience and is able to make music that is inspirational and relative to true Hip-Hop listeners everywhere. One particular incident that took place in 2006 forever changed O-Zone and inspired him to take his music to the next level. O-Zone was caught in a crossfire near his home and was shot 4 times. Upon recovery, O-Zone decided that he would make music that would move his community in a positive direction. With extreme passion he created songs with compelling stories and messages about street survival, corrupt cops and positive choices. He also began to share his time, experience and studio knowledge with his peers when he joined the Turf Unity Music Project to educate youth in lower-income neighborhoods. Growing past the confines of an emcee, O-Zone became an equally talented producer, manager and entrepreuner with Cov Records. He has toured throughout Bay Area and has graced many a stage with artists like Kurtis Blow, Pep Love of Hieroglyphics ,San Quinn, MistahFAB, Goapele, The Jacka and Too Short. His contributions to the The Turf Unity compilation led to selling over 6,000 units independently, which is more than many established Bay Area artists can boast today.
Services: Music Production, Mentoring and Video Production