Tyler Webb (born May 24 1980), better known by his stage name OneWerd, is an American alternative hip hop artist. Originally from San Mateo, California, he has lived and performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2008, OneWerd has released 5 commercial albums, including Basement Futuristik, California Content Standards, Studio Gangster, A Majority of One, and #workflow. His upcoming album Free Music is self produced and contains dubstep, trap, and electronic influences For OneWerd, the journey has always been about the music, and vice versa. Hip Hop for the Bay Area emcee and producer began in the SF bay area amidst a haze of graffiti-based classroom scribbles, open-mic freestyle cyfers, and the peak of the mid 90’s underground scene. A visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, with their current exhibit on the artwork of legendary SF Graff writer TWIST, keyed Werd into the notion that there was something unusual happening on the streets of his neighboring metropolis. Though music didn’t come into Werd’s reality for another year or two, when it did, a fire was caught that’s still burning today.
Fast forward through college years, broken and mended friendships, supergroups formed, broken, re-formed and broken again….fast-forward through loves lost, four-track tapes, MPC 2000 beats and a developing craft ….fast forward through life changes and redirections, once-broken family reunions and faith found….fast forward to today. Werd’s music is a tribute to all it’s taken for him to become the musician and the person he is now. Music has always been about expression, and OneWerd’s message is one that anyone can relate to, regardless of our walk of life, style, or mode of expression. Believe in yourself, follow your calling, and forge your own path.