Project Description

Q & A with Monotone

When did you start?

I started making music at around 16 years old.

What do you hope to achieve through the Kollaboration experience?

I hope that my Kollaboration experience will better me as a musician and also serve as a platform to reach a broader audience.

On a day off, you can find me…

Freestyling; but then, that’s everyday.

People would be surprised to learn that…

I teach high school kids about their immigrant identity and that I’m also a community organizer.

My biggest inspirations are…

My family, friends, and my community.

If I could perform with anybody in the world, it would be…

with Lupe Fiasco.

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I grew up in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. I moved to the States when I was 11.


I’m Mongolian.


I’m an emcee, producer, beatboxer, and poet.

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