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Artist BioK otic was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, a town once called murder town USA. At age 15 he began rapping using his lyrics to express his passion for music and speak on the harsh realities in which his city is notorious for. "I use music as a means to escape from my past, I also use it to tell the truth about my city". His influences consist of 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Bone Thugs and Harmony, and Immortal Technique. "I like to listen to people that have something to say". K otic has done a massive amount of performances in which he has performed at block parties and clubs in Youngstown, and other nearby cities as well. K otic was also featured in Hood Magazine's issue 17 with the G.O.H, (Glorious Ohio Hustles), a group from Warren, Ohio. K otic met Obstacle Music Group founder/owner in 2007 and the two established a mutual respect for one another based on listening to one another's music. They simply clicked in their styles of music and had the same vision as to what kind of music they were trying to create. I K otic we can expect great music from a real emcee. "Most of all I’m just trying to leave my mark on the planet so that they'll never forget me when I’m gone".