1) Tell me about your style:
● The Productions
The beats are usually something I think can go with my lyrics right away, I usually like to write first, then edit the songs to go with the beat. Sometimes I write to the beat completely which is kinda rare for me. The fact is I have the ideas well before the beats. I worked with G-Funk, Kajmir Royale, Beat Catererz, Sap Da Beat Man, Johnny Juliano, Vybe Beatz, Superstar O & The Starist in the past two project: Self-Explanations & Tell Em’ I’m On II
● The Concepts
My song concepts are usually about my life process, hip-hop or the ladies. I got songs you could make love to, or win somebody’s heart with as well.
● The Samples
I don’t sample regularly but the one sample I remember is the classic sample of Marlene Shaw’s California Soul. The soulful sample inspired a musical history lesson
2) What’s new right now?
Well I just dropped Tell Em’ I’m On on That Crack, and soon as you know Dat Piff as well. I’m also in the lab working on my new album Feature Presentation which kinda feels like it’s gonna be amazing. I came along way since my first album Self-Explanations. People could get the Self-Explanations on itunes, and amazon.
3) Where did you get your name from?
Me and my homeboy Da-1 was chilling at my house, I need a name to let people know that I could body tracks. So out here in the bay area fools stay saying somebody got gas or be gassing when they got ill bars. So there you have it Oktayne became the rap name which means “I body tracks or shorty I body ya on that bed.” ha ha.
4) What sets you apart from other Hip-Hop artist?
Cuz I am Albert Devon Tatmon, not a single person wit that name exist in the game yet. I rap about what I know, and I don’t go around pretending to be someone else. I like to drink to patron with grape juice but only when I party, if I party. I do more than just rap yo I’m a CEO too. So be on the look out for my company F.L.U. Media in the upcoming years.
5) Give me one of your favorite R&B artist and why?
My favorite R&B artist is Trey Songz because that dude knows what exactly to say to the ladies. Think about why a lot are so crazy over him and all that. I would love to make a hit with Trey Songz, you know.
6) Who would you like to work with?
I would love to do songs with Wiz Khalifa, XV, Big Sean, Curren$y & Nipsey Hussle. And to tell the truth I think me and LL Cool J should collab so I could test my peers comparison. I would love to test my skills with the young beast Diggy Simmons as well. And I can’t forget Lupe Fiasco, J.Cole & Mos Def
7) What is the ONE thing that you are aiming to accomplish in Hip-Hop?
I just want to be successful, and be out there with the best of them with some billboard charted singles under my belt.
What is your greatest fear/challenge in the entertainment business?
Knowing when it’s time to switch things up to keep myself relevant in the game after so long of the same formulas of song making.
9) Any “crazy” fans yet? When did you first get a taste of it, what happened?
This chick started sending me naked pictures to my email saying that she likes all my sex songs, and I should do all that stuff I talk about to her. She threw me her number and told me exactly where she lived. She cussed me out because I never called her, and said I still love your music.
10) Give me your shout outs!
First off let me shout out my town Smallzville, to my supporters, my inspirations, my doubters, my haters, all the models and fashon addicts Second, The people: Armani Depaul, Sosa Da Champ, Bre, DJ What It Iz, DJ Bankrupt, The Invasion, Mike Dash E, The SMG Team, The FLU team, Jerm Jilla & Sledgren of Taylor Gang, iLisaEnt, UBO Mag, Phoenixstar9, Skrilla Bound Records, Erk Tha Jerk, HBK, Get It Back Fam, Philly Swain and Russian Rullet