U know i think its my responsibility to shine light on people in hip-hop that was nice that the public might of forgotten about. I did that with Sauce Money mix, the Large Pro mix, the Ski Beats mix & recently wit the Mic Geronimo mix. These cats to me was some of the nicest in the game that people sometimes dont recognize. And im here to do that again wit this cat. This dude here has a very intricate story that i think has to be told. Now all my official mixtape niggaz know who he is and dont need no introduction but the rest of you needs to be informed. He's from the YO out in Yonkers. He was from a crime orientated family that was notorious out in NYC, but he branched away from that to the rap game. He came up wit the LOX, he knew DMX when he used to roam the streets wit his pit bulls. He was there in LOX sessions while they was doin their 1st LP. He met & became cool wit Biggie. Biggie wanted to put him in Junior Mafia to add that true italiano feel to them. During those sessions he was cuttin tracks wit the LOX and other underground cats like Mo' Money & Richie Thumbs. DJ Clue used to come out to the studio to get tracks from them to put on his tapes. Genovese Thesis blew him up in the underground scene. People thought he was black when they met him and didnt wanna even believe he was him! Clue kept pumpin him up on his mixtapes wit dope tracks. Nas told him he's one of the nicest out and tried to get him a deal at Columbia. Jermaine Dupri told him he was a very talented MC that he's heard. Around '98 there was a bidding war for him between many labels and Dr. Dre caught wind of him for Aftermath. Dre had to make decision to either sign him or Eminem. We know how that went, but Universal stepped up and signed him. He was put in many ads like the Source & XXL for his album promo. He had a video that was on MTV & BET back in 2000. Then 3 weeks before his LP was supposed to come out, Universal dropped him. They said his name was too controversial and couldnt deal wit him, rumor was he was blackballed after that. So man, as u can see this man has a crazy ill story. I 1st heard of him matter of fact way back in '96 on that Thumbs Up joint wit the Lox & Richie Thumbs. But at that time i didnt know he was on the song. So fast forward to 2000, and at a flea market back in NJ i copped DJ Self's Best of the Lox and heard Genovese's Thesis and the rest was history. I must had that joint repeat and jammed it 20x straight. I never heard a track like that and the beat was crazy! Its time to find out for urself the real deal on this cat and see the skills that earned him many acclaim but also backlash. Peep the flavor yall!