Performing under the pseudonym Honest in 10land, Honest hopes to ignite change in Oakland for the better. He’s not only a rap artist, performer, and lyricist but he’s also a pillar for his community. 10land is a name he coined to describe the Bay Area, using the 510 area code. His talent and passion for performing has earned him a reputation as a leader, friend, and confidant in the Bay Area hip-hop community. For the last 10 years he has been refining his skills by performing on any stage he could reach and winning awards in the process.
Since birth, Honest always felt that connecting others was his passion. Through the medium of rap he has been able to do just that. His precise description of his environment along with a blend of mental health advocacy has made his words sought after. Honest does not refer to himself as a rapper, that term is limiting to him. Honest is a creator. Honest’s inspirations are, his momma, his dad, J Cole, Kendrick, Drake, his community, his partner and his team at OTS. He is creating a new mentality for his city, one that is changing the course for Black people from the Bay Area, while utilizing the lessons he learned through experiences in the Bay to connect to the world.
“I create, I teach, but most importantly I learn”