from the original liner notes:
This particular album you are holding is something special. It is the first time these songs have been collected and put out as a whole. Some of these songs date back Five years or more. It is an effort to showcase my days as part of a group (Arizona Empire Krew or A.Z.E.K.), before furthering myself as a solo artist. Tracks 9 & 10 were recorded for a side project with MC Grew (The Obeasts). Tracks 11-25 are the full-length album 'The Seven Day Cypher' performed by A.Z.E.K. (.smallz., Paradise Lost & K-9). It was written in Seven days, with all Three of us living in my apartment. Other guest features include DV8 (Krazy Eights) and DesTroy (No One Self). THANK YOU Moms, Pops, Jeff, Philip, Rob, Lauren, Kelley, Shawn, Summer, Mike, Kaine, Transfer, Wilson, Ian, Zarske, Kip, Troy, Mic Hogg, Duke, Morph, DJ Slyk Nick, Los, Fiero, Pachuco, Mave, Pizzi, MC Grew & anyone who doesn't see their name, my fault. See me at the next show, I'll write it in here ___________________________
One of my personal favorite albums to come out of the AZ Hip-Hop scene. One of my favorite GROUPS to come out of the AZ Hip-Hop scene. Hell, two dudes not even in the "scene"! Originality in pure form .smallz.