2013 (Austin) Texas Solo Artist Award Finalist, One who May Ascend, arrived on this planet in Madison, Tennessee in June, 1994, and was raised in Madison, Bronx, New York; Fort Worth, Arlington, Corpus Christi, and Austin, Texas. Representing the Austin area and the world as a whole, One who May Ascend is not your cliché drug-slinging wanna-be thug rapper. His style is - to say the least - different. With intricate lyrical content and concepts that can only be explained by some level of divine intervention, One who May Ascend has many titles, among them: leader, lyricist, martial artist, entrepreneur, underdog, and philosopher, but above all, he is a human being.
One who May Ascend began writing lyrics at the age of 14. Since then, he has released two major works - "ASCENDING; The Best of OMA" (Released May 17, 2013) and "Breaking Even" (Released August 3, 2013), performed in multiple events such as the 1st Annual Texas A&M - Corpus Christi "APOLLO" 2013, the Corpus Christi Music Walk June 2013, the Corpus Christi Art Walk August 2013, the 2013 Battle of the Bands at the Texas House of Rock, the Dallas Music Conference and Showcase (DMCAS) 2013, the 2013 (Austin) Texas Solo Artist Award Finals, the 2013 "Rap-Zilla" showcase in Austin, the Wakarusa Waka Winter Classic 2014 to compete at the "Battle for Wakarusa" showcase at Trees in Dallas, worked on numerous collaborative projects (including the release of the Metal/Rap EP, "Breaking Even" with Corpus Christi native band, The Fallen), has been streamed on numerous radio stations such as: HNS Radio, Unsigned Hype Radio, NewTribez Radio, and Radio Airplay, has had his premier demo, "ASCENDING", featured at the Austin Mic Exchange's Mix-tape Market Place after being selected as one of the twenty local artists to be featured at the 2014 MLK Block Party hosted by the Austin Hip-Hop Scene, and has received many awards, including the Scholastic Silver Key award for poetry on the national-level. He is currently unsigned.