O-Dawg, a Louisville, Ky., based Wr i t e r / R a p p e r / P ro d u c e r / Ta l k b o x e r storms the scene with a unique blend of Hip Hop, R&B and Spiritually driven music. With his years of experience he walks with a musical conﬁdence that is well deserved. His music is connected to his spirituality, and real life experiences. He believes that people ﬁnd strength in music they can relate to. His biggest musical inﬂuences are the best in the industry at what they do, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, the late Tupac Shakur and the late Roger Troutman.
From the age of 11 O-dawg began to notice his passion for music as he began to write his own rap lyrics. After about 5 years of perfecting the craft he also realized he had a passion for producing as well. He put his ﬁrst professional key-board (Roland XP-50) on layaway at theage of 16 and struggled until it was paid for. His love for music has always driven him to sacriﬁce his own money for needed equipment, and as a result Tyma Hit Records was born. Wanting to learn as much as he could he also began to study the craft of mixing and mastering along side of one of Louisville’s most respected mixing and mastering engineers, Dez Thompkins. With all of the different hats O-dawg can wear in the studio he still enjoys being a artist the most.
Years after he began to record his own music he realized a need for something different and unique to set him apart from other artists, so he began to study a instrument made famous by the late Roger Troutman known as the talkbox. As he began to master the instrument he began to utilize it more and more into his music as a lead instrument just as the late Roger Troutman did, and not just as an instrument only used as a accent, as by most other artists. The talkbox has become one with what he calls his signature sound. O-Dawg believes that music is his God given gift and not just something he does well at random. So as a result he uses his gift to create a balanced perspective of the negative and the positive world around him, while not compromising his own spirituality. So experience music in it’s most realistic, balanced, upclose, personal and intimate form, Experience O-dawg!