A veteran of Memphis' hip-hop underground, rapper Al Kapone spent more than a decade in obscurity. In 2005, the movie Hustle & Flow took his career to a new level when three cuts he wrote became key tracks on the film's soundtrack. Kapone earned a loyal following amongst the hip-hop faithful. Top artists would appear on his underground mixtape series Memphis Drama.
In 2009 he announced plans for a new project influenced by Memphis' rich musical history and featuring live musicians.