Artist of the Month: OA KZ


The artist of the month this October is 20 year old rapper OA KZ from the south suburbs of Chicago. Last month, on August 28th, OA KZ released his project “Playa Chronicles.” The 8 song tape contains features from Mecca Esura and Eran Carter. With this project OA KZ tells a love story of a kid from Chicago who doesn’t know how to love. 

OA KZ spent 6 months on “Playa Chronicles” which embodies everything that’s special about OA KZ. The project displays his soulful sound, something that is rare in Chicago’s rap scene, and combines it with a high level of energy and bars. When it comes to making music OA KZ is thorough in perfecting his sound. Since he also makes beats, he has a better understanding of how to properly construct a song. OA KZ has been around music his entire life, whether it was watching his uncle make beats or listening  to the old school R&B that his dad played, he received a lot of influence at a young age.

Within the next 2 months OA KZ is planning on throwing two listening parties for “Playa Chronicles.” With a new project already in the works, set to release early 2019, it doesn’t look like OA KZ is going to slow down anytime soon. Be sure to go listen to “Playa Chronicles” and follow OA KZ on Instagram to stay up to date on future shows and releases

 Photo by @qncy_

Photo by @qncy_



Article by Lee Grasemann