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Bones (rapper)

Elmo Kennedy O'Connor (born January 11, ), known professionally as Bones (often stylized as BONES), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Howell, Michigan. He is also the founder of the music collective TeamSESH.

O'Connor is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists in the internet's underground hip-hop scene.[3] Since , O'Connor has released an extensive discography and developed a large fan base. As of , he has released over 80 albums, mixtapes and EPs across several aliases.

Early life[edit]

Elmo Kennedy O'Connor was born in Marin County, California,[4] to a mother who designed clothing and a father who was a web designer. His maternal grandfather was actor Robert Culp.[5] His family lived in Muir Beach, California, before moving to New York City. When O'Connor was seven years old, his family moved to Howell, Michigan.[6] O'Connor also lived in Minnesota for two years when he was thirteen. Around this time he met fellow artists Xavier Wulf, Chris Travis, and Eddy Baker online. The four artists would later come together to form the collective Seshollowaterboyz.[7]

When he was 16, he dropped out of Howell High School and moved to Los Angeles, where his brother and current manager, Elliott, had already been living.[8] Despite moving away from his parents at a young age, O'Connor speaks positively of them, stating, "If I tried to write a book about, 'oh, what would be dream parents?', I couldn't even make anything better than them. All they do is shower me in love. Unconditional love, forever."[9] O'Connor describes Howell as a "mundane" place where its residents are "born and they die there",[9][7] also calling it "one of the most racist towns in Michigan".[10]

Musical career[edit]

O'Connor first started making music at the age of nine after his father purchased an iMac G3. He would download hip-hop instrumentals from SoundClick and use the computer's built-in microphone to record himself rapping, though it wasn't until at the age of 16 that he would start releasing music online under the alias "Th@ Kid". After moving to Los Angeles, O'Connor was able to connect with other artists he met online including Xavier Wulf, Chris Travis, and Eddy Baker, who at the time were members of the now semi-disbanded Raider Klan.[7] He later officially changed his stage name to Bones in

On July 4, , O'Connor released his eponymous debut album under the alias "BONES". From to he released 12 albums[11] before gaining journalistic attention for his album TeenWitch, which gained controversy for its themes based around the Columbine High School Massacre.[12][13][14] The album following TeenWitch, titled Garbage was released on June 9, and was the first of O'Connors albums to gain the attention of major music publications such as Complex Magazine[15] and The Fader[16] who labelled the project as "massive" and "boundary-pushing."[17] In April , O'Connor, along with TeamSESH producer GREAF formed "surrenderdorothy", a side project that is notably less focused on rap, with a stronger focus on acoustic guitar and singing, with stylistic similarities to indie rock and emo rap. Although O'Connor does experiment with this style in his solo work, surrenderdorothy features it much more predominantly. Since , the duo have released 6 EP's as surrenderdorothy.

O'Connor uploaded several albums in [18][19][20][21] and headlined his first sold out show at House of Blues on March 4, [22][23] before opening for electronic artist Shlohmo at The Fonda Theatre.[24] O'Connor was later featured on ASAP Rocky's "Canal St." which was a remix of O'Connor's song "Dirt." The song later became O'Connor's first feature on the Billboard charts.[25][26] Bones performed "Canal St." with ASAP Rocky on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, but was cut from the TV broadcast due to him refusing to censor some of the song's lyrics while performing. Videos of the performance were made available online.[27][28] In May , O'Connor and GREAF started releasing songs under a second side project called "OREGONTRAIL". The project is stylistically similar to surrenderdorothy, but has been noted as having a "darker" and "rougher" tone. Since , the duo have released 7 singles as OREGONTRAIL.

O'Connor released 10 albums between and [11] and on January 19, , O'Connor performed in KOKO, London, thus starting his first ever European tour, called the Deadboy Tour.[29] It took him to countries such as Germany, Ukraine, Russia and Italy.

O'Connor is one of the four members in the collective SESHOLLOWATERBOYZ , which consists of himself, Xavier Wulf, Chris Travis, and Eddy Baker, with whom he often performs and collaborates.[30][31] He has also released music with fellow TeamSESH members, possibly most notably with producer GREAF, who, with O'Connor, form the side projects surrenderdorothy and OREGONTRAIL.

Major label interest[edit]

O'Connor and his manager Elliott O’Connor (his brother) have both stated that major labels have shown interest in signing him. According to Max Bell of LA Weekly, "interested labels wanted him to be their 'white rapper,' an artist along the lines of Mac Miller and Machine Gun Kelly. But O'Connor wasn't interested in being remade."[8]

Musical style and influences[edit]

Although O'Connor is often considered to be one of the pioneers of the emo rap sub-genre, O'Connor has said that he has no specific genre, though has been characterized as cloud rap, experimental hip-hop and "shadow rap".[32][33][31] O'Connor's earlier music is a lot more futuristic (and is often compared to SpaceGhostPurrp's[34]) than his current music, which showcases production and vocal styles ranging from rapping, singing, and screaming.[3] O'Connors singing has been compared to grunge and emo, while his rapping has been compared sub-genres such as horrorcore and emo rap.[35] He is also considered an early pioneer of trap metal.[2]

O'Connor rarely talks about his musical influences, although during interviews he has mentioned Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind and Fire, Bootsy Collins, Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell as influences.[32]

Over the years of his music career, O'Connor helped underground hip hop develop into new styles and has been noted as "one of the most influential underground artists of the internet age".[9]

Personal life[edit]

O'Connor resides in Glendale, California with his fiancée Samantha Strysko, whom he met at Disneyland.[32] In March , O'Connor announced that he and Strysko were expecting their first child.[36] On 19 August , the child was born and was named Howl Timothy O’Connor.


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  2. ^ abJAMIESON, BRII (23 May ). "This is Trap Metal". Kerrang!.
  3. ^ ab"How Bones Built A Cult Rap Community". The FADER. Retrieved
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  6. ^Dazed (). "BONES on record labels, being beaten up & living meme kids". Dazed. Retrieved
  7. ^ abcKinda Neat (), KINDA NEAT EPISODE SESHOLLOWATERBOYZ, retrieved
  8. ^ ab"L.A. Rapper Bones Has Some of the Eeriest Videos in the Music Business, and a Sound All His Own". LA Weekly. January Retrieved
  9. ^ abcThomas-Hansard, Artemis (). "Meet BONES, Underground Rap King". Dazed. Archived from the original on Retrieved
  10. ^"RECRUITED: Bones". Retrieved
  11. ^ abHans (). "I'm in hell: BONES aka "Th@ Kid" Complete Discography (All Albums, Mixtapes, Etc.) FREE DOWNLOAD". I'm in hell. Retrieved
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  13. ^Gamino, Chris, BONES Targets Columbine on Latest Mixtape "TeenWitch", archived from the original on , retrieved
  14. ^"NEW MIXTAPE: Bones - TEENWITCH". Retrieved
  15. ^"Download Los Angeles Rapper Bones' "Garbage" Mixtape". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved
  16. ^"Download LA-via-Michigan Rapper Bones' Massive Garbage Mixtape". The FADER. Retrieved
  17. ^"NEW MIXTAPE: Bones - Garbage". Retrieved
  18. ^"Download Bones' New Mixtape "Skinny"". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved
  19. ^"Listen to Bones' 'Powder' Mixtape". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved
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  27. ^Strauss, Matthew (September 18, ). "A$AP Rocky Performs "Electric Body" With Schoolboy Q, "Canal St." With Bones on "Kimmel"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 31,
  28. ^Montes, Patrick (September ). "A$AP Rocky Brings Out Bones for 'Jimmy Kimmel' Performance". Hypetrak. Retrieved January 31,
  29. ^Deadboy Tour
  30. ^"Inside Game: Bones and the weird world of internet rap". San Antonio Current. June 10, Retrieved
  31. ^ ab"Delving Past Yung Lean and Deeper Into The World of Sad Rap". August 1, Retrieved
  32. ^ abcDazed (). "BONES on record labels, being beaten up & living meme kids". Dazed. Retrieved
  33. ^"Delving Past Yung Lean and Deeper Into the World of Sad Rap". Noisey. Retrieved
  34. ^"RECRUITED: Bones". Retrieved
  35. ^"Album Download: Bones - Garbage | RESPECT". Retrieved
  36. ^"Instagram post by BONES • Mar 20, at am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved

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