It took Seattle-based Christian rapper MG! the Visionary over a decade to property a single record deal, carrying out a stint with partner MO in an organization first called the brand new Life Crew, after that known from 1993-1996 as Third Toenail Productions (or 3NP). Although 3NP made an appearance on the compilation entitled Sanctifunktifyd, they by no means landed a offer of their very own and MO departed the group in 1996. MG! teamed up with guitarist Pauly Paul, done new material, and finally authorized with BEC Recordings subsidiary Uprok, which released his single debut, TransparEmcee, in early 2000.