A recovering scientist, Oso Negro has dedicated his future to channeling his hip-hop guide. Born in South Africa, Oso moved to North America as an infant. Educated within these great fifty states, Oso studied in Cincinnati, Chicago, and Oxford, MS, before moving to the Treasure Valley and finding his niche in Boise. Oso started his music career in the mid-South during 2001, with the band New Madrid Click, then entered the hip-hop group H-BOMS, and is now making solo moves throughout the northwest states.
Influenced by the imagery of Wu-Tang, harmonies and gaze toward nature of Goodie Mob, mysticism of the Doors, and transcendence of topics by the likes of Aesop Rock, Cage, and El-P, Oso rarely if ever receives outright comparisons to other artists. His emceeing has been described as melodious, musical, and full of fun patterns, like a ride on a roller coaster or water-slide.