Rico Smith was created in 1971 in Columbus, Ohio and moved to LA in 1988 along with his mom and four brothers. His parents divorced a season later and rather than returning along with his family members to Ohio, Rico elected to stay in California, embarking upon a profession in the rap music business. He used residence with after that regional D.J. E. Swift and proved helpful for a while, free-styling and executing throughout the LA area. By adding another single artist with the name of J.Ro, the 3 formed the group ESP, which shortly thereafter became Tha Alkaholiks. Although these were among the founding serves in the RCA-distributed Loud Information label (with Mobb Deep as well as the Wu-Tang Clan), Tha Alkaholiks didn’t attain chart identification. In his very own words and phrases, Smith (who was simply now going with the moniker, Tash) “was hypersensitive to getting broke, ” so that as past due as 1991 was involved with confrontations with regulations, which range from robbery to credit credit card scams. This ‘affliction’ was healed by enough time Tha Alkaholiks became the initial rap group highlighted on the choice/modern rock and roll Warped Tour. The nineties discovered the trio launching three albums –21 & Over, Coastline II Coastline, and Likwidation — before Tash, J.Ro and E.Swift each stepped up with individual tasks in 1999. A film offering all three associates of Tha Alkaholiks entitled Material Unda Pressure was slated for launch in past due autumn 1999.