The path to greatness is never an easy one. Maybe that’s because in order to achieve greatness you must first overcome things which justify carrying the title. In a triumphant victory over adversity AL-NYCE has emerged as an undeniable talent who will lead the resurgence of New York rap and solidify his position as a great in the making.
AL’s artistic lineage is intertwined with some of hip hop’s elite. Born in King’s County Hospital, the only boy with 5 female siblings, he is Brooklyn to the core. As a smart, inquisitive and mischievous child, his early character traits were a prelude to his wisecracking, sarcastic, dry wit he now displays in his rhyme style. Al’s appreciation for music was nurtured by his father, who he used to battle with back and forth to see who had the most exclusive new rap joints in the stash. It was this early exposure that gave him an alternative focus to the streets he flirted with.
Then in late October of 2004, Al almost lost his life due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. Miraculously, he overcame his injuries, and his ensuing operation, in three weeks. Fresh out of surgery he remarked with his trademark sarcasm, “My head is killing me, if I didn’t know better I would think I had 40 staples in my head”…… and he did. That is the measure of the man.
Now with confirmation that it’s his destiny to be here and a cranial scar to prove it, AL-NYCE has triumphed over adversity with a masterful command of word play and lyrical cadence to prove once and for all……..he is a future GREAT.