Growing up in the eastside of Atlanta, Ovadoze got an early start in music after he began writing as a freshman in highschool. Intrigued by 106 & Park’s “Freestyle Friday”, where unknown independent artists would rap off the top of the dome, it influenced Ovadoze to also take his stand in pursuing music. Since his father was born in the east coast, Ovadoze’s childhood was filled with various genres of music which eventually pushed him to become a versatile individal when he began to make his own music. From the looks of it, Ovadoze might seem as a term that relatively means “doing something over the capacity in which it should be done”. With that idea in mind, that is exactly how Ovadoze describes himself.
“Ovadoze describes my persistence in overdoing something, whether it be Music or whatever else I may do in life. You do it until you are no longer able”
Now, 14 years later Ovadoze is still pursuing music pushing to make himself a household name in the industry. Creating music that people can relate to, he wants to be a rapper who listeners feel like they know personally without even meeting him.
Having the understanding of where he wants to go, allows him to do just that because he pushes to make others feel like his music is “separate but equal”.
“As an artist we have a hard time getting the common folk to take our music seriously because we are unknown. I want to be recognized as the artist that people feel like they know on a personal level. “
As an active individual in the Atlanta area, Ovadoze does not only rap but he also takes the time to mentor young men in a program called “”PYM: Positive Young Men” and is also the Co-owner of an Atlanta salon called “UPSWEEP Beauty & Barber Salon”.
This is only the beginning for an individual who understands who he is and where he wants to go. Understanding that breaking into the music industry takes time, Ovadoze is willing to put in the work needed to get to where he wants to go.
Ovadoze 2 Da Limit Ft. Clay James
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