OBA TekOne

ITS A JOURNEY,I View my art as an extension of myself,so for me the creation process is mental and physical,where ever my mind is at thats the direction or mood that my music will be.i like to discribe it as abstract commercial crazy shit or organised noise with a raw tone and uniquely euphoric sound.



Tell us about you and how you would you describe your "art"?
ITS A JOURNEY, I View my art as an extension of myself, so for me the creation process is mental and physical, where ever my mind is at thats the direction or mood that my music will be. I like to discribe it as abstract commercial crazy shit or organised noise with a raw tone and uniquely euphoric sound.

Where are you based?
I am currently based in Botswana and South Africa with intentions to move the business to LA within the next 2 years.

How long have you been making "art" and how did you get started?
Well its been about 12 years all in all, I started really young my boy squid was into linkin park, and I didnt even listen to music, I hated it,but he came thru on some "yo dog have you ever tryed writing your own songs?" I then started to listen to what was inspiring him to wanna write his own shit, it was rock music, so i got into that, writing my own rock songs, then one day i got a call from my boy Cibil who had been rappin for spans and he wanted me to come to our boy Skimasks crib to record a rap song from then on I got into hiphop culture and started experimenting with my own beats after I got introduced to some programs by some older hiphop heads in my town. From then I got inroduced to fruity loops and the rest as they say is history.

Do you come from an artistic background?
Yes I do. I was always gifted with the arts from an early age I started drawing and painting which gave me a hint of my artistic potential. Then there was the seven years of classical music that at the time i hated because i didnt understand the value of that knowledge. It wasnt until I got into graffiti that my skills came forth and from then i knew anything art related, i can do.

What inspires you? What are your influences (Who or What)?
I am inspired by the journeys that life takes me on and the beautiful music that other artists around the world make, but mostly I am influenced by my life and what happens to it and in it.

What is your most proud accomplishment so far?
knowing that people around the world already acknowledge my art and music as something they can call sick, beautiful and let it inspire them whether positively or negatively cause to me its about feeling so I am just glad am not the only one that rates my music and art.

What are your tools for creating?
I can use anything, but I use cubase and fruityloops frequently.

What sets you apart from the others?
Passion, persistance and perseverance the 3p's hahahaha.

Where are you trying to end up? (5 year plan?)
On top of the world and living, and in five years i plan to be the most respected African producer ever and 2 years later the most respected ever.

What are your favorite things in life so far?
Music, weed, family and cool clothes and the world of gaming like Ps3 etc.

If we gave you P1M what would you do with it?
Invest in property and then reap the rewards by investing in more property.

Any advice for people trying to do what you do?
Dont.

Where can people buy/get a hold of your work?
From me personally for now on facebook @oba tekone or @fr3shm3n Ent you can post any requests their and they will looked into asap.And by calling yarona FM and request any song by FADED/FRESHMEN ENT.

How can people get in touch with you?
+26776572281 cellphone Botswana email Okothobado@aol.com .

Any thanks or shout outs?
shout outs to my plugg, and my pluggs plugg and all my niggas at FADED Ent and to all my niggas in the hood m.A.p MAAAFRIKAAA.
Artist Name?
SERKIT SERK ERK MR.ERK KING SERK

Tell us about you and how you would you describe your "art"?
flowing colourfull very intricate style and lettering,sort of like when a samurai swings his sword to strike its a perfect combination of timeless practise and preparation to insure the most precise effective delivery or blow,my shit is deep like that i see in graff so everything comes out hot like that.

Where are you based?
IN GABORONE .

How long have you been making "art" and how did you get started?
I started writing graff when i was 9 years old it was a throw up i did with some toyish skill in red and black with bullshit cans hahaha it was so funny but from then on i never stopped and as the years passed i developed my own sick styles.

Do you come from an artistic background?
i do but it has nothing to do with graff writing,because graff is more of an aquired skill not something thats passed on so you have to really be about that life if you wanna do graff.

What inspires you? What are your influences (Who or What)?
the streets and the way the walls look before i paint them and other graff writers who go through the struggle of writing graff and getting up artists like dare r.i.p,revok,pose,pose2 and a whole lot of european beasts.

What is your most proud accomplishment so far?
My first commisioned pieces were done for the good of an under priveiledged community,and i was able to give children that inspiration to know that they can do anything if they put their minds to it.

What are your tools for creating?
I USE MONTANA GOLD,BLACK,WHITE AND staedler color pens and cheap kokis and a big fat staedler marker.

What sets you apart from the others?
MY unique wildstyle and lettering abilities and my supreme colour co-cordination and the ability to adapt and paint agaisnt all odds.

Where are you trying to end up? (5 year plan?)
I wanna have put my tag up around the whole world and painted with some of the writers i rate,writers that are on that legendry tip.

What are your favorite things in life so far?
pussy,paint,darkness and blacklabel quarts and big white walls.

If we gave you P1M what would you do with it?
go to the strip club and buy it and then tag the whole inside.

Any advice for people trying to do what you do?
dont try and be like anybody just try and be original you always got to add something new to the graff world cause we can tell the bullshit from the real shit.

Where can people buy/get a hold of your work?
from me if you want to buy and on the streets if you want to view.

How can people get in touch with you?
you can call my representative TEKONE 76572281 OBA TEKONE@FACEBOOK.

Any thanks or shout outs?
thanks to montana for some fucking serious work in the paints department and shout out to my crew SBC and the other crews in gc SIREN THE O.G's P.O.R.N JAJA INK

Tell us about you and how you would you describe your "art"?
ITS A JOURNEY, I View my art as an extension of myself, so for me the creation process is mental and physical, where ever my mind is at thats the direction or mood that my music will be. I like to discribe it as abstract commercial crazy shit or organised noise with a raw tone and uniquely euphoric sound.

Where are you based?
I am currently based in Botswana and South Africa with intentions to move the business to LA within the next 2 years.

How long have you been making "art" and how did you get started?
Well its been about 12 years all in all, I started really young my boy squid was into linkin park, and I didnt even listen to music, I hated it,but he came thru on some "yo dog have you ever tryed writing your own songs?" I then started to listen to what was inspiring him to wanna write his own shit, it was rock music, so i got into that, writing my own rock songs, then one day i got a call from my boy Cibil who had been rappin for spans and he wanted me to come to our boy Skimasks crib to record a rap song from then on I got into hiphop culture and started experimenting with my own beats after I got introduced to some programs by some older hiphop heads in my town. From then I got inroduced to fruity loops and the rest as they say is history.

Do you come from an artistic background?
Yes I do. I was always gifted with the arts from an early age I started drawing and painting which gave me a hint of my artistic potential. Then there was the seven years of classical music that at the time i hated because i didnt understand the value of that knowledge. It wasnt until I got into graffiti that my skills came forth and from then i knew anything art related, i can do.

What inspires you? What are your influences (Who or What)?
I am inspired by the journeys that life takes me on and the beautiful music that other artists around the world make, but mostly I am influenced by my life and what happens to it and in it.

What is your most proud accomplishment so far?
knowing that people around the world already acknowledge my art and music as something they can call sick, beautiful and let it inspire them whether positively or negatively cause to me its about feeling so I am just glad am not the only one that rates my music and art.

What are your tools for creating?
I can use anything, but I use cubase and fruityloops frequently.

What sets you apart from the others?
Passion, persistance and perseverance the 3p's hahahaha.

Where are you trying to end up? (5 year plan?)
On top of the world and living, and in five years i plan to be the most respected African producer ever and 2 years later the most respected ever.

What are your favorite things in life so far?
Music, weed, family and cool clothes and the world of gaming like Ps3 etc.

If we gave you P1M what would you do with it?
Invest in property and then reap the rewards by investing in more property.

Any advice for people trying to do what you do?
Dont.

Where can people buy/get a hold of your work?
From me personally for now on facebook @oba tekone or @fr3shm3n Ent you can post any requests their and they will looked into asap.And by calling yarona FM and request any song by FADED/FRESHMEN ENT.

How can people get in touch with you?
+26776572281 cellphone Botswana email Okothobado@aol.com .

Any thanks or shout outs?
shout outs to my plugg, and my pluggs plugg and all my niggas at FADED Ent and to all my niggas in the hood m.A.p MAAAFRIKAAA.




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