The Bay Area's Honor Roll (HNRL) crew has been making moves for some time now, spreading their diverse musical styles through sub-genres from flashback synths, to golden era hip hop, to soulful neo-R&B, to electronica, and everything else in between, but the beauty of the HNRL sound is that it's impossible to put it in a box; and this project is no different. As a prominent vocalist and part time percussionist in the HNRL crew, the musically inclined 1-O.A.K. releases his debut album Special Request, which highlights not only his is vocal range and composition skills, but he flexes his weight as producer, as the entire album is produced by himself, which is a true rarity in the new R&B/Soul genre. As the youngest member of the HNRL, the sky's the limit for 1-O.A.K., as his wide range of talents can play a major roll in whichever arena he chooses to focus in, whether it be top 40 appeal or carving his own niche or creating his own lane. When listening to Special Request, you can't help to think about the potential of this young talent, but that certainly doesn't mean that you won't enjoy what 1-O.A.K. has to offer in his highly anticipated debut album, which is a perfect soundtrack for many situations. The influences are abundant and the musicianship is excellent, and a free download leaves no excuse why you wouldn't be a 1-O.A.K. fan. As no
ted, all songs were composed, written, arranged, produced, and sang by 1-O.A.K. This one man band didn't give a chance to shout out the rest of the HNRL crew, who are certainly behind this project to the fullest.
1-O.A.K. – Stay With Me