Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Okla takes you on a journey through life, love and the world with his unique point of view; using a heavy splash of southern flavor. As a young man, he knew he would follow in the footsteps of his late father and pursue a career in law. Upon receiving acceptance letters to various law schools throughout the United States; his divine calling to express his creative genius became more prevalent with each passing week. With strong pushes from close friends and family, Okla began laying the groundwork for his lifelong dream, to become a man whose words would withstand the test of time.
A true fan for music and art, Okla began his journey towards making his mark in the culture by winning the city-wide NYSP art competition at the young age of 13 years old. Having experienced the highs and lows of life, his writing style has something everyone can relate to. As a writer for ESSENCE.com, HipHopDX, the A3C Festival & Conference, along with The RapFest; stay tuned for more substance filled content from Mr. Jones that may one day become the story of our lives... but for now, just pay attention.
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