Al Dirty is not your typical Brooklyn rapper. Although the influence of other Brooklyn greats are sometimes apparent in his music, this 5 foot 9 white kid is anything but the next Jay-Z or Biggie Smalls. Don't let it fool you though, because Dirty's best strength may be that he sounds uniquely different from just about every other rap artist in the industry. He separates himself from the commercial or underground rapper stereotype and covers an impressive amount of ground in his music, from catchy club bangers to grimy backpacker joints. Emerging from the clutter, Al Dirty brings something fresh and new to the table for all types of music fans. Growing up in the ethnically diverse section of Brooklyn known as Park Slope, Dirty, then called Alexander tha Great, quickly gained a reputation as a promising young emcee and formed a group called the Dirty Duce, with a neighborhood counterpart, the Illzburry Doughboy. They independently released their debut album Face the Music in 2003. The project was a success, but the group was forced into early hiatus when Al moved to Boston to host 88.9@Night on WERS. After gaining recognition from some notable figures in the Boston rap scene, he met an unusual match in a talented producer/guitar player named Brother McMillin. Al Dirty and Brother McMillin hatched a scheme to release their first collaborative project, entitled Dirtywork. The goal of the album is to cover all bases and not to be categorized as a certain type of hip-hop. 'We got something for everybody on there,' Dirty says, 'I'm not just trying to come at you one way, I want to hit you in the head with a bunch of different styles.' Brother McMillin does hit part to keep the project diverse, using all the elements of his music background to produce a variety of head banging beats. A few other producers, the likes of Trillion Cuts, Danny Dutch and Maxwell Smart, have also pitched in adding beats to compliment McMillin's production and make the album more well rounded. Al Dirty's unadulterated lyrics and raw rap style complete the package and make Dirtywork a groundbreaking hip-hop album. 'The general message of the album is encouraging you to stay on your grind and keep hustling,' he explains, 'you know, you gotta do your dirty work.' Al Dirty and Brother McMillin continue to do their Dirtywork and are currently working on their next release, the Dirty Laundry Mixtape vol. I hosted by Cousin Cash.