In the family's garage the two knocked up a seven track demo and began to push it. Through a good friend who was tight with a label owner in Miami they got signed on a multiple single deal to Showcase Records. They were now exposed to real studio gear and techniques for the first time. Previously, Rock had constructed beats by looping breaks on his Gemini mixer and overlaying beats and samples.
Through Showcase he was introduced to their in-house producer Ephraim Enriquez who would produce their first two singles. The first single, "Here We Come", dropped in 1992 and the second "Stylez Of Uh Razzer" in 1994. Following the second release, they began to get more exposure and found themselves opening for the big acts of the day when they came to Miami. If you were anyone at that time you would play at The Carver Club at 61st and 7th Ave in Miami, that was the Hip-Hop Mecca in those days.
The Halrazzers opened for acts like Black Moon, Method Man, and many more during the early to mid 90's. The group parted ways with the label soon after the second release, on friendly terms. The fellas didn't want to compromise their sound to achieve radio play which they found was the direction they were increasingly being led in. They continued to write hardcore Hip-Hop tunes and furthered their craft independently while looking for new avenues. Through contacts they got themselves a show at the Lyricists Lounge club night in NYC, being the first Florida based group to do so.
After that successful show in early 1995 they were introduced to Black Pride Management who would soon after sign them to their management company. At this point a new MC was added to the fold, called Sin. The group moved up to NYC and made Crown Heights their new base. Their third single "Death Rattle" was released while they were up their trying to secure a deal.
But as usually happens when real life gets in the way, the group slowly grew apart. Again, the split was amicable; families, jobs and different musical experiences made it hard to focus on the Halrazzers mission and the third single was unfortunately their last. Chopped Herring Records is proud to have collected all the single tracks together for Here Come Da Halrazzers EP, as well as an unheard remix of "Death Rattle". We also managed to convince Rock to have the reels of "Stylez" baked so that the unheard acapella could be extracted from it for the first time.
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