Decay is a founding member of the veteran hip hop collective, Green Llama Movement . Decay was born in Chicago. He has lived in its south, west, and north sides. Chicago is in his blood; he is a poet of its streets, an all-city emcee.
Having lived through the eclectic styles of the various Chicago neighborhoods of his youth, Decay was also exposed to reggae, calypso and soul music from his mother, a Guyanese immigrant. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Mighty Sparrow and Otis Redding—protest music from the streets of Jamaica, Trinidad and Chicago’s south side.
Decay came of age in the early 90s. He listened to Too Short, Public Enemy, and Wu-tang Clan. He found common ground between the rappers he loved and the music of his youth: Protest, rhyme, backbeat, humor, politics, satire and rebellion. He carries on the raw sound and boom-bap tradition.
Latest release: Acid Blue and Other Demons
Released - 12/12/2016
Record at the Muddy Waters studios by Alex Jasso. Guest appearances by Psalm One, Tone Liv, Zaid Salazar, Selfish and Quelle Chris. Production by Fluent, Lanzo, Selfish, Dibia$e and Vincent Price.
Acid Blue and
Released - 07/03/2016
Record at the Muddy Waters studios by Alex Jasso. Features the underground anthem Starter Jackets featuring Maker, Qwazaar, ADaD, Navarro and Thaione Davis. Also features Selfish, Uncle_El, Sean Doe, Astonish and Finale. Production by Custom, The Analyst, Maker, Nasrockswell, Dibia$e, Fluent and Mo Producto.