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What's In Your CD Player - a.k.a. The Music Thread
He has his share of mixtapes out. I'll quote it from Billboard since they explain it better than me. Dude is smart.
After leaving New York University law school to focus on music full-time, the 23-year-old Bronx-bred MC began releasing mixtapes online in 2006. First came "In Search of the N.E.R.D.," on which Factz laid lyrics over beats made by Pharrell Williams' group. A year later he released "Flashback," followed by the critically acclaimed "Heaven's Fallout." Thanks to tracks like the sneaker-inspired "Supras," the latter mixtape quickly became a fan favorite.
At the beginning of 2008, Factz began releasing a new track every week as part of a series appropriately titled "The Leak." On "The Leak Vol. 1" and "The Leak Vol. 2," Factz released tracks like "Automatic"; "I'm Sean," dedicated to Sean Bell, who was shot to death by New York police in 2006; "Incredible"; and "Rockin' N Rollin'." The last of those, featuring the Cool Kids, was recently added to rotation on MTV. "When we leaked the first song, we probably only got like 100 downloads," he says, "and the last song we put out got about 9,000 or 10,000."
Youtubing him made me realize how sick he was so I'm downloading some of his mixtapes onto my laptop.