talk is cheap-2002
i started "talk is cheap" in 1998 with king. half of this album was created in expensive studios, the other half in the beginning's of what became the "dragonz lair" you can really hear some of the raw foundation of our sound, the super fast flows, mobbish beats & such. we were starting out, skills were still very raw, which gave that album a very unique sound.
i put my life in that album, king & I were recording that album before "talk is cheap" was even released.i felt like i had somethong to prove. it was all me in the final decision making process as to what songs made it on the album. i wanted everyone to have a different favorite song. the production,mixing & mastering was top of the line for what we were doing. i wanted to be the best on every verse, still spitting the rapid flows. the concepts & features were on point & who can forget the cover. i just wanted the most ferocious album i could create. and thats exactly what it was. classic.
this album took four years to create, it was put on the back burner at times but i always new it would be incredible. that album has some really good production, which i handled from top to bottom. nice sound quality. just like my first two albums, this one had a lot of "dark" material on it.definite west coast music.
this is a collection album that has done extremely well. i just put together a bunch of songs i had laying around, & put it out online only just to let the fans know im still in the game, since it had been almost four years with no new release. that album also has nice features on it. it is hardly mixed & unmastered, thus the title: raw & uncut. nevertheless its a fan favorite. i wanted to be more original, so i added the figeroa to keep my individuality since there has been a lot of so called "fury's" popping up lately.
method 2 tha madness-2010
up to this point, ten years after i started "talk is cheap", why should i be the same man? why should i have the same sound?i was a teenager then , now im a father going on 30. yes i slowed down the speed of my raps considerably. listen carefully you will still here plenty of fast flows. im just pacing myself more & im comfortable with my style. the reason i named it "method 2 the madness" is when you first hear it you might think ive gone mad. but after a while you will see the "method" & reasoning behind this.every album before this has such a west coast, nor cal sound. this album is so much more worldly. i am gaining a whole new fan base. i have everything on here from hardcore, fast rap,club bangers , radio jams , hip hop styles, down south beats, & even a rock feel to it. i feel this album shows off my versatility the best. every beat was tracked out , superbly mixed , & mastered perfect. not one of my other albums featured a beat with a sample, or even live dj scratching. "method 2 tha madness" is all that & more. sometimes i still cant believe i made the song "flippin da scripture" . its so unlike anythng ive ever done. i dont have to "gas" every rapper or verse anymore , im into making good music for the world , not just salinas & nor cal.yes i was trying to do something different on this album, being that now i am a seasoned performer, i would like to be able to perform all my new songs on the road. rappers survive on show money, & while i am proud of my earlier projects, most of those song are just not show material. "method 2 tha madness" is my favorite album. enjoy.