Feel the Heat
Alias has created a buzz with the release of his debut album "Feel the Heat" (January 2009). The album brings a lot of energy with it's Southern feel, but with a Northwest stamp. Big beats, club presence, and a fresh perspective it is sure to turn heads and make people recognize there is a new up and coming movement in music. This album has a commercial appeal without the sold-out feeling. The album was written and recorded at Intrinsic Studios, where Alias knows how to bring a song from concept to finish. It is evident that he has studio experience, and the knowledge and understanding of how to get great recordings. Alias is a confident performer, with experience including opening up for G-Unit's Young Buck. His most recent show was opening up for Down aka Kilo with the billboard hit "Lean like a Cholo". His stage presence and performances are usually recognized by other artists and promoters as being what other artists strive toward. As CEO of Intrinsic Studios and member of the Filthy Northwest Connection (FNC), he is on a mission to put Northwest hip hop and rap back on the charts- and on the map permanently. Alias has a project management background to finish an album on schedule and on budget with a commercial appeal. Addicted to hip-hop and rap from an early age, Alias started programming drum machines in middle school and working with local rappers. Realizing that making it in the music industry was next to impossible, he focused his competitive edge in sports. As a young adult, Alias entered the United States Navy. While serving in the armed forces he was trained in computers. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Alias continued to a career in information technology. Alias then applied his computer experience with his crazy love for hip-hop and rap. At this time the days of Northwest hip-hop had declined as the dirty south and southern hip-hop continues to dominate the charts. Alias realized that using his leadership skills and a natural ear for hip-hop and rap could put the Northwest hip-hop and rap scene back on the map. Alias has teamed up with M1 and has also brought several artists in to the studio to revive Northwest hip-hop and rap. Alias has developed a unique sound and style which is a mix of West Coast and Southern style. This is how the Filthy Northwest was born. Northwest hip-hop and rap will never be the same.