J-Red: I knew of Prowla but it wasn’t until I met him that I realised that he only lived a couple of streets away from me! Before I knew it I was riding my BMX to his joint and we’d just scratch. There was word of the Rock Da City comp goin’ on and I was just keen to get on a track. The only recording I’d done in the way of scratch tracks was using Cool Edit in ’95 on a shitty PC – You can’t even multi-track on that! So the opportunity to record a track was a blessing.
I didn’t get to meet Diverse, he recorded his cuts in NSW and I just put them together here. I just took down a bunch of records that I thought would work together, wrote out a little script of what to do, and then bang! I was very hell-bent on, ‘I’ve gotta do every cut separate and it has to be a one-take sorta deal.’ I want what goes on the track to be the initial feeling. For me to punch shit in and do it one after the other was a dream. I was mainly a battle dude back then too, I wasn’t really concentrating on recording, but that’s what fired me up to do more.