Connecticut-via-Chicago hip-hop artist Chris Lowe initial began as an up-and-coming beatsmith in the past due ’80s and early ’90s, cultivating his skills in the same college of fantastic age hip-hop as esteemed producers Erick Sermon and Huge Teacher. Along with partner Dooley-O, Lowe was in charge of making Stezo’s 1989 rap strike “It’s My Convert,” which is normally credited being the initial record to utilize the broadly sampled breakbeat in the Skull Snaps’ “It’s a fresh Time.” Having examined under renowned ’80s hip-hop manufacturer Paul C, as do regular Lowe collaborator Huge Professor, he generally caused EPMD and their staff the Strike Squad for the reason that same past due-’80s/early-’90s time frame. However, because of label hang-ups, Lowe hardly had any result as a manufacturer or an MC through the remaining ’90s, aside from several 12″ singles occasionally. Lowe’s 1st two single LPs, Black Existence (2004) and Dark Life 2: THE NEXT MATTER Smokin’ (2007), didn’t turn up until more than ten years after his preliminary work. The previous album was a combined mix of fresh tracks and the ones obscure 12″ information, nonetheless it was still refreshing for some listeners, comprising features from Huge Teacher, Parrish Smith (of EPMD), and Sadat X aswell as Dooley-O and Stezo. Furthermore, the LP gained Lowe an area on URB magazine’s Sizzling 100 performers of 2004. The follow-up recording had new materials but no visitor looks. Both LPs, nevertheless, shown out his gripes with modern hip-hop; their ’90s-designed boom-bap productions produced his information sought-after items for hip-hop traditionalists.