Rakim, Nas, Slick Rick, Gangstarr, Special Ed, Run DMC,
Masta Ace, Big Pun, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Krs-One,
Not to Mention all my roots orientated music such as Celia
Cruz, Tito Puente, Buena Vista Social Club, Afro-Cuban
All-Stars, Old School latin salsa and mambo...classic
Warning: Songs contain explicit lyrics. Click ► symbol
Titles: CEO/Artist, Monte
Years in the Game: 10+
Hip-Hop Quotable: "I'm that element created by descendants
smoking Cuban cigars and drivin antique cars…"
For over 10 years I have put my heart and soul into this music
we call Hip-Hop. I have accomplished this by using real life
scenarios and underground persona which best describes my
music and lifestyle. George Emmett was this kid I used to hang
with in high school who told me to start writing. At first, I
was reluctant, but gave it a shot and here I am doing my
thing. Ever since then, hip-hop has been a culture I've
embraced in everything I do in my life.
So let me tell you a little bit about myself. Growing up in
the town of Perth Amboy wasn't easy. Drugs and crime were a
heartbeat away. However, this did not take control of me. I
have a strong family to thank for that. I could have easily
sold drugs or robbed folks, but that wasn't me. I wanted to
make it in this hip-hop game as a young Hispanic entrepreneur.
Yeah, there are always obstacles, but life is what you make
it. Only the strong survive in this game.
Through my road to the promise land of Hip-Hop I formed a
group called Devious Dialects that consisted of 2 dj's, 2
emcees, and an artist. That was a learning experience in
itself. Also, I've worked with Legend of Black Ruutz, Inc.
This was truly a huge influence in my life. I was able to
produce and write my first 4-song maxi-single in 1996 self
titled “LOGIC”. Even greater, that same year I released the
maxi-single getting street credibility in an instant.
Furthermore, before I meet Theory of Silent Assassins
Enterprises through K-Banger, I pretty much was paying dues
and not getting my demos complete because of fake producers
trying to jerk me. Through Theory I have been able to complete
my first album. Which is a blessing.
Also, I have met another producer by the name of Halo Sin,
which has contributed, to my project. Even greater, I was able
to get some classic guest appearances by Swing & Theory (PHD),
K-Banger, and Verbalz. Moreover, with my new independent
label, Monte Cristo Entertainment I will be able to be in full
control of my destiny.
I am currently doing everything from running my label to
moving units to get the name out there. This upcoming year I
will be getting involved with more producers and emcees
expanding my horizons to further venture in this hiphop game.
I have linked up with Undefined (Crisis Center Productions)
who will be lacing me with the majority of the beats on the
project. Halo Sin and Rick Mendoza will be also contribute as
producers on this project.
My new project will be a step towards the awakening of real
hiphop hitting the streets not watered down beats and rhymes.
There will also be some new artists on the album which will
bring a whole new vibe to the table. It will be slated for
release in January 2005. The project in itself is nothing but
growth in every aspect from beginning to end.
In a nutshell that's a tip of the iceberg about myself. As for
my music it’s nothing but the realness. I don't put up a front
for nobody. If I experience something, I write about. I write
what I feel. I take your imagination on a roller coaster of
realness. Sounds funny, but I have many angles that I take
when creating songs for listeners. I put you in a state of
hip-hop appreciation. Always more nothing less. Peace. Alvare
2004 and beyond