MP3 Al Katraz - The Wait Is Over
One Of Raps Phenomenal Solo Artist Bringing You Some Of The Hottest Tracks From The Dirty South
18 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: Rap, HIP HOP/RAP: Hardcore Rap
Born February 21, 1978 as Alfonsa Darmaine Riley, Al Katraz what he is known to the music industry, developed a love for music at a very young age. His mother who was in labor with him for more than ten hours said that out of all of his sibilings his birth was the most difficult because it seemed as if he didn’t want to come out to the world that awaited him. Shortly after the doctor induced labor the man the world will become to know as the most diverse rapper in Hip-Hop was born. His birth name after being born was originally Jontae Darmaine Riley which was given to him by his mother it was then legally changed by his father before birth records became permanent. His father who was well known in the streets named him after the Nortorious Gangster Al Capone. Living up to that persona he was known as a troubled child who was suspended and even expel from schools because of his attitude. He started writing music and produced his own demo that he created on a kareoke machine at the age of 16. He was also known to be a leader and always stood up for what he believed in. He was expel from Dunedin High School his 11th grade year for an altercation that escalated into a riot that disrupted the entire school function. He had criminal charges brought up on him for disrupting school function but the charges were dismissed. He then attended Clearwater High the same year to finish 11th and 12th grade and graduated in the year of 97 with a 3.5 - 4.0 GPA. After high school he attended trade school and got a degree in Electronics Technology and Computer Electronics Technology. By the age of twenty-one he had his own house, married and raising two kids. He hooked up with his cousin Bobby “Geronimo” Holmes who was part of a rap group called Wild Childz. His cousin introduced him to the producer of the label Crest Entertainment, Terrance “T-flex” Davis, which was named after a high crime area in Largo Florida called Ridgecrest. He performed under the name AK and made a name for his self in the underground segment. He adopted the name AK because of his fierce attitude and choice of words that are so sharp that they penetrate the hearts of those that hear his music. His lyrics was his ammunition, his tongue a weapon. While going through a bitter divorce in late 2000 and down on his luck with no job he then started back hustling for a means of survival. At the time he was also working on his first major album which would have hit the streets by the begining of 2002 but instead fate had it’s own way and things turned for the worse. In mid of 2001 he got in a heated altercation and was then charged with first degree attempted murder after shooting an assault rifle through the car door and striking the so called victim. While out on bond and fighting his case, Al Katraz aka AK continued to finish what he started, his album. Apon completing his album he then later pleaded out to a lesser charge of aggrivated assault with a firearm. On January 23, 2002 he was sentence to 3 years in the Florida State Department Of Corrections. While serving his prison sentence his new album was supposed to hit the streets in mid 2002 but instead Producer Terrance “T-Flex” Davis shelf the album until the awaited release of their King MC and leading solo artist of Crest Entertainment returned. With a 3 year bid hanging over his head and his exceptional work shelved for the time being he still continued to stay focus by turning to his pen and pad. He wrote song after song pouring his soul out into every verse while also entertaining others in the prison system who hung on to every word he spoke. He became widely known in different prison camps as one of the best MC’s there. He even won many rap battles in prison and won the hearts of many. His words were said to be very powerful and could penetrate through the very core of your soul. By late 2002 Producer Terrance “T-Flex” Davis wanted badly for the music industry to get a taste of this new rap phenomenon so he decided to bring out the long awaited finished album in spring of 2003. But due to the lack of sufficient funds due to failed album attempts of other artists on the same label, again the album was shelved. After being released in January 2005 he immediately started work on a demo. He is no longer with Crest Entertainment and is now an independent rapper who is making his mark in rap music history. Aiming to be the best that ever grabbed a mic and using his personal pains and struggles in his music makes him the most realistic rapper that set foot in the game. You can feel his heart in every song, feel every pain, every sadness, every struggle, and every joy through his music. His words are piercing, his lyrics is his ammunition, his tongue a weapon.