My Favorite Album
CD/DVD Package: Intrinzik brings you a best of his first 6 release with Fallguy, his solo stuff and with Seperated At Birth along 9 new track with D12's Proof, Big B, Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan, Phunk Junkeez, Jason Porter, McNastee, Dirtball, etc. If you like rap with guitars and a whole lotta attitude.. Arizona's rap kingpin puts it down is joined by a cast of hip hop's best underground talent. Don't sleep check the tracks. Hip hop, rap, rap-metal, wicked rap,etc. It's all here. What a trip! 5 years ago I was bandless. My roommate started jamming with some guys, and I was itching to do something musically. I had an 8 track I that I had used to record drums and guitar on for song ideas. I went into his room and grabbed their demo tape and loaded it in. Now at this point I had been playing drums in bands for the last decade or so, and only did a little bit of vocals in a death metal band in high school. I would write most of the lyrics for the songs I came up with, and was never really happy with how the front men of the bands I was in would interact with the crowd. Anyway, I laid some vocals to the tape and played it for him when he got home one day. He was digging the songs and wanted to run it by the rest of the guys. One of the guy's names was Driver. He had just moved to AZ from Nashville, and was one bad ass dude on the guitar. Long story short: I got in the band. We needed a rhythm player and the only man for the job was my long-time partner in crime, Joe Dank. So like Joe and I usually did, we got in the band, kicked out the weak links, and replaced them with the best players we knew. Fallguy was born! At this point we were looking to record a demo, and Joe and I just saw a band called Bionic Jive open up for D12. Knowing that their guitar player, Larry Love, owned and operated a studio, the decision was obvious as to who to record with. After a few sessions we had finished our first LP, 'Trapped Inside.' We played around the Phoenix area, and landed a spot opening up for Mushroomhead at perhaps the biggest music conference in the world, South by Southwest in Austin, TX. We rocked that show and made some cool connections and started doing concerts around Vegas and California. We were doing some pretty long road trips, and could tell our rhythm section just didn't have the heart that the rest of us did. Then as a joke our local promoter put us on a few shows with a group known as Twiztid. I really didn't know what a juggalo was, and my only exposure to ICP was from a Woodstock telecast a few years back. We were up for the challenge and decided to rock some masks on stage to remain anonymous. We completely destroyed the audience with our performance in Tucson, AZ and headed home to play the other show we were booked on in Mesa, AZ. One of the opening bands was not as appreciated by the juggalos. Within 2 songs the juggs were showing this band exactly how they felt. This particular band decided to drop off the Mirror Mirror Tour and Fallguy was asked to join it. Our bassist and drummer decided not to take the offer, so we went to Larry's right after the show in Mesa and had him mix our songs with just bass and drums. We put these tracks on a DAT and rolled in my mom's mini van as a 3 piece to the next gig in San Diego. After doing the tour with Twiztid, Fallguy found it's home and new fan base. We quickly recorded some new material and were booked on tons of underground shows with artists like Tech N9ne, Phunk Junkeez, and King Spade. At the same time I was finding myself as a rapper. I had hooked up with a cat named Fraze who was recording some demos for me over some more hip-hop sounding beats. I recorded Double U I Double L and continued to front Fallguy on more shows. At this time I was approached by a guy from Japan who operates RB-Records, a label specializing in Rap Core. They took a listen to our records and decided to give Intrinz INK a distribution deal. The first album they decided to push was 'Apocalypse 6T7.' After giving that album a run for it's money, the band started to break up. Driver finished school and decided to move back to Nashville to be a big time country guitar player/music publisher, and Joe was doing his thing with his company, Krank Amps. So I took what I learned in the last 3 years and put it all together to make 'Tricks of the Trade.' I put a lot of heart into that album and got all my favorite underground cats like Emerg McVay, McNastee, and Jason Porter on it. I was also lucky enough to get a spot from Cappadonna from Wu Tang and Milky and Soulman from Phunk Junkeez. By now all the records Intrinz INK had put out were selling pretty well and I was doing a lot of touring with the Junkeez thanks in part to my personal savior, Shawn Bewley. This is when I met Big B and Dirtball from the Sub Noize Soldiers. Everything was coming into place and Intrinz INK was stronger than ever. We dropped what I think is one of the most innovative and amazing underground albums to date: Separated at Birth's 'Nothing Like You.' From the amazing production and guitars from Larry and Driver, to the evil flow of Ako Mack, 'Nothing Like You' was another hit in Japan and in the underground. 5 years after putting that demo in my 8 track here I am. I am not a superstar, but I can go to cities 1,000 miles from my home and have people singing my hooks and mouthing my verses, word for word. I am not on MTV nor am I in regular rotation at any radio station, but I have people from as far as Australia email me pictures of themselves wearing ski masks in their private school uniforms. I was fortunate enough to work with Big Proof of D12 just weeks before his unfortunate murder. This didn't happen overnight. It took 5 years of grind and over 16 years of making music. What I give you is 'My Favorite Album.' Every song has a story. Each song was crafted with love for the art and sport of independent music. Each song took hours and hundreds of dollars in order to give you the best sound quality and performance possible. It's hard to imagine putting 5 years of my life into something that's a few square inches in size, but I did. I even threw in a DVD to let those of you who haven't been able to see Fallguy or Intrinzik live get a glimpse of what goes on at the shows, and to let those of you whom have seen a show remember it again. Enjoy this labor of love and while you are listening to this CD or watching this DVD, just know your boy is working on a new track, booking a show, or doing something to keep this train rolling. I appreciate every new, old, and future supporter. Much Love and Respect, INTRINZIK 2006.