was the second child in a family of five children. He grew up in the eastside of Amsterdam where he still lives to this day. His passion for music began at a very young age. It was rap and hip hop music that really threw him over though. During 1V's youth, hip hop was quite underground and hadn't made its way to the mainstream in the Netherlands. This made it hard for young kids to get their hands on hip hop material. Fortunately, OneVoiz
always managed to get some copies of hip hop tapes. At an early age he started writing, “home made” raps but also short stories inspired by his environment. He spent a lot of time with his homies in the neighbourhood freestyling and once in a while they would record a track using one his friends keyboards. During his final year in high school he started to realize what he wanted to achieve in Hip Hop. He became more and more focused. Also he began breakdancing, something that connected him even more with Hip Hop. It took him back to the old skool roots in the late seventies and showed him where it all began. After graduating high schoolOneVoiz
took a year off to train hard and work on his music. He founded the Multiple Artz Crew, a group of bboys and rappers. In December 2000they gave their first show in the dutch city Hilversum. The show was a big hit and after that he gave a lot of shows with Multiple Artz. The year after that he went to the university to study political science. However one year later he suspended his studies because the group had too much shows lined up and he decided to go for it. Hip Hop started growing in the Netherlands and the group was doing a lot of shows all over the country. A foundation called Culture Coalition approached him to do a theater production. He wrote the script with DJ Will and Bass, both members of the Multipe Artz crew. The show started in October 2004 and is called 'Outlawz of the Future'.In 2004 Tim Worthington (Menace prod.) producer and close friend of OneVoiz, came back to Amsterdam after living abroad for a few years. This immediately resulted in a close collaboration and a lot of dope tracks that were recorded!In 2005 OneVoiz is introduced to producer Gremlinh, a talented producer with whom he made a lot of material in a short period of time. With Greminh he also started to mix his Arabic roots in his music. OneV stands out as an MC because of his unique flows, conscious lyrics and a little bit of that old skool magic he picked up bboying. He is not afraid to speak up and adress certain issues, giving his opinion without hesitation, yet is still able to appreciate and celebrate the good thing in his life, spreading a message of hope for the future. And now begin 2008 the album is finally finished, with the hit "Bent Bladi as it's first single". The first few months OneV will be touring a lot, promoting his debut album so be on the look out, because he could be coming to a city near you! ..