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Brother IG

Brother IG
Country:United States
Website:http://www.brotherig.com
email:ig@brotherig.com
Releases:[My Offering Payback Mixtape] [Brother IG's Life & Rhymes (Books)] [The adventures of Brother IG and the Broken Chain Gang : children's book (Books)] [Soul Searching (CD/DVD)] [Off The Crooked Path] [Momma Don't Cry (single) : featuring Eddie Z]
Info:Brother IG is from San Jose, California. Before getting saved his life was a lot different. He grew up quick because he admired the "big boys" in his neighbourhood. As he says: "I wanted to be like them and sure enough they disciple me to the things of the world, like stealing, fighting, drinking, drugs, conniving and all that. What started with a little drink here and there and a little toke of a joint led to in all out party. I was the 40 ounce King, weed led to coke and crank and of anything that was around. Being I was then selling drugs meant I always had them, which got me more twisted."

Drama
Then his life makes another turn: "When a homeboy came up to me and ask to get him a gun after saying no for the longest I hooked it up with someone to get it. About a half hour later he committed suicide. This literally killed me inside. I felt guilt for his death and I carried it strong for 4 years. Drinking & drugs was a way dwelling in my sorrow. I was having a pity party and no one was invited."

Rap
Brother IG states how he started rapping: "It was at this time a homeboy of mine Juan - Mr. Brown, was starting to rap. We would just mess around drinking putting it down at parties then we started getting more into it. We then called ourselves Chicano Conspiracy at started the label Crazy Times Records. Which was named from my homey, who killed himself because he started a thing called Crazy Times Tattoos. We made an album called �Bury Me With the Mic� and mainly pushed it in San Jose. It was then we hooked up with Tony-Crhyme Boss & started the second album and changed our names to Brown Factor."

Label
"At this time more homeboys jumped in the rap game including my brother Kalani who now is running things in Crazy Times Records with my homey Roy. Now we putting it down my brother puts out this album called �Home of the Killa Sharks 408 Compilation� that blew up and Crazy Times Records is making a name for itself. But something dramatic happened in my life."

Drunk
The rapper continues: "I found myself 2:00 in the morning all drunk in this cemetery tripping like usual. I realized that it should be bury there. I seen that all that I had in material things couldn�t heal that blackness on my heart that spread like cancer in me. That next morning I felt something after hearing this boxer named Johnny Tapia say the name Jesus and began to cry. I felt something pierce my heart. It was then I had to seek this Jesus he was speaking of. It was that next day I went to Victory Outreach in San Jose and I put God to the test."

Test
"I said if your for real you�ll take all this pain I have inside, all this hate, all this guilt and you will bury my homeboy Andrew foreverand God heard my prayer that day on July 20th, 1997. I had a physical touch from the Lord that day. What I felt at that alter no one can take that away from me. I could never deny what the God delivered me from."

Phase
"So now I'm tripping because from one day to another my life started to change. My homies tripped on me thinking I was going through a phase; I didn't blame them though because it just happened. Now back in the lab (the studio) we were still working on our album "If Streets Could Talk" so when I was up to rap I was talking about the Lord. Mr. Brown and Crhyme Boss was sticking to the script with our regular gangsta format. After recording a couple of songs like this I got convicted and not wanted to be a hypocrite I left the group."

The End?
The MC sayas: "I left our homemade empire we started. This was like the hardest thing I had to do because it was like my life this rapping thing. But at the same time I was grateful for what the Lord did for me and began moving forward to what God had for me. It wasn�t until a year later of serving Christ that an opportunity came to pick up the mic again."

Movie Soundtrack
"My pastor Ed Morales was making a movie called "16 to Life" and asked me to make a song for the soundtrack which was also called "16 to Life" This began to light up an old fire in my heart to rap again. But now I was doing it for Jesus. I then began to record a song here and there whatever the Lord put in my heart I would do. Now I found myself writing songs as if I was writing a bible study.

Songs
I prayed and fasted and asked God to give me the words to these songs. I made sure the songs would have scripture in them because God's word never comes back void. It was a 2-year project putting this album together and once again God has blessed me with the completion of it."

Labels
Brother IG manages the label Broken Chain Records.

Play
In May 2007 the rapper's music was also featured in the play "Is There A Heaven For A G?."

Books
The MC released his first book "Life & Rhymes" in February 2007. This contains photos and lyrics of the rapper. He will also release the children's book: "Brother IG and the Broken Chain Gang".

Albums
The MC released his first debut album "Off The Crooked Path" in 2004. His sophomore release is the DVD and CD package "Soul Searching" in 2006.

Release:My Offering Payback Mixtape
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:Broken Chain Records
Info:The mixtape is scheduled for release on September 19th, 2008 as a download for free.
Hard copies are limited to 1,000 CD's.
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Release:Brother IG's Life & Rhymes (Books)
Brother IG's Life & Rhymes (Books)
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Media:[Book]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Broken Chain Records
Info:The book is released in February 2007 and contains 24 pages of lyrics and photos. The lyrics are from both past albums of Brother IG:
- Soul Searching (2006)
- Off The Crooked Path (2004)
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Release:The adventures of Brother IG and the Broken Chain Gang : children's book (Books)
The adventures of Brother IG and the Broken Chain Gang : children's book (Books)
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Media:[Book]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Broken Chain Records
Info:The children's book is scheduled for 2007.
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Release:Soul Searching (CD/DVD)
Soul Searching (CD/DVD)
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Media:[Audio CD] [Video (DVD)]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Broken Chain Records
Info:The CD includes a DVD with music videos, concert footage and interviews. It is re-released by Groovesound Records/Broken Chains Records through Infinity Music Distribution on June 17th, 2008.

1. Walk With Me
2. All In
3. Lay It Down
4. For the Children
5. The Shine
6. From Above
7. Homies Prayer
8. Time Will Tell
9. Rhyme Collage 2
10. Soul Searching
11. Letters
12. Momma Don't Cry
13. Drank,dank & Crank
14. I Never
15. Homies Prayer/San Jo,san Jo
16. Long Time Coming
17. Exodus
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Release:Off The Crooked Path
Off The Crooked Path
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2004
Recordlabel:Broken Chain Records
Info:Production by:
- Kalani Garcia for Crazy Times Productions: 1, 3, 5-8, 11, 12
- Mr. Brown for Lone Shark Productions: 2, 4, 9
- G-Rock for Thro Down Studios: 10

Co-Produced by:
- Jae Rilla for "Rilla Productions: 4

1. Worst Enemy
2. Trust No Man
3. Saved thuggin' It - featuring Saved Thugs
4. Once Of The Same Mind - featuring Mr. Brown
5. In The Rain - featuring Lucia Perez
6. Rhyme Collage
7. San Jo San Jo - featuring Crhyme Boss
8. 1 Times Worse
9. Keep Holding On
10. Fallen - featuring Lucia Perez
11. 16 To Life
12. Tribute: Eric Menchaca Jr. - featuring Albert Reyes & Juan R.
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Release:Momma Don't Cry (single) : featuring Eddie Z
Momma Don't Cry (single) : featuring Eddie Z
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Media:[Audio CD]
Recordlabel:Broken Chain Records
Info:Re-produced by
- Jae Rilla: 1
- Eddie Z: 3

Original production by:
- Mr. Brown: 1

1. Momma Don't Cry
2. Momma Don't Cry - Instrumental
3. Momma Don't Cry - EZ mix
4. Momma Don't Cry - EZ mix instrumental
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