The Unity Era

Memories of a legendary Los Angeles Era. RIP Bigga B
For a brief period (96-97) we (Self Scientific) were signed to LOUD RECORDS.  Bigga had been paying attention to the music Khalil and I were making and he arranged a meeting with Steve Rifkind and Rich Isaccson.  At the time, Nefertiti was managing us, and had plans of making us one of the groups in a production situation she was discussing with a local, Likwit affiliated producer named Broadway. We always felt like Khalil had ill beats and would evolve to a great producer, so we opted to sign what we they called a “development deal” with LOUD instead.  We were pretty excited… because of Bigga I was a regular at the LOUD office and spent many days smoking on the rooftop on Kings Rd. overlooking Melrose.  Our manager had a great relationship with Diamond D, who was coming off the success of his classic Stunts, Blunts, and Hip-Hop, and his work with The Fugees. We recorded a 3 song Demo at Ice-T’s home studio in the Hollywood Hills for LOUD that included 2 songs produced Diamond D.  The experience was dope, Diamond D is a living legend, however, it also let us know that Self Scientific was meant to be the expressive vehicle for US…we have never worked with another producer since.  The only song delivered to LOUD that was produced by Khalil was “Bullet Proof Cess Dreams” a song Bigga really loved.  Time sure does fly…

For a brief period (96-97) we (Self Scientific) were signed to LOUD RECORDS.  Bigga had been paying attention to the music Khalil and I were making and he arranged a meeting with Steve Rifkind and Rich Isaccson.  At the time, Nefertiti was managing us, and had plans of making us one of the groups in a production situation she was discussing with a local, Likwit affiliated producer named Broadway. We always felt like Khalil had ill beats and would evolve to a great producer, so we opted to sign what we they called a “development deal” with LOUD instead.  We were pretty excited… because of Bigga I was a regular at the LOUD office and spent many days smoking on the rooftop on Kings Rd. overlooking Melrose.  Our manager had a great relationship with Diamond D, who was coming off the success of his classic Stunts, Blunts, and Hip-Hop, and his work with The Fugees. We recorded a 3 song Demo at Ice-T’s home studio in the Hollywood Hills for LOUD that included 2 songs produced Diamond D.  The experience was dope, Diamond D is a living legend, however, it also let us know that Self Scientific was meant to be the expressive vehicle for US…we have never worked with another producer since.  The only song delivered to LOUD that was produced by Khalil was “Bullet Proof Cess Dreams” a song Bigga really loved.  Time sure does fly…

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