Genre: Rap/Hip-Hop
Hometown: Rodeo, CA

Oktayne (aka Albert Devon Tatmon) is a Bay Area rapper whose music embodies his influences. His rhymes shine with Nas' wit, lyrics and delivery are Ludacris-aggressive, and an onstage presence is reminiscent of KRS One.

Oktayne cut his lyrical chops long ago performing spoken word but music pulled him into Hip-Hop. To date, he has released 2 albums: 2008's Self-Explanations and Feature Presentation in 2012. The single "Mindgames" was released in 2011. His mixtapes include Self-Explanatory Vol. 1 ('09) and Tell 'Em I'm On 1 & Tell 'Em I'm On 2, both released in 2010.

This year finds Oktayne hard at work with producer Chief and a crew of singers, rappers, and a poet on his upcoming album, Prime Potential.

For an independent artist, Oktayne has earned a large following numbering in the thousands. His videos for "Red Carpet Lady" and "Positive High" have racked up more than 25,000 views! With an army of followers on each of his social media sites, 2013 is positioned to be a breakthrough year for Oktayne.

Bio by Wiley Koepp

Posted on 12/31/12