1) intro (MASS)
2) Cadillac Rollin’ (f/ DIZ)
4) Luvs Me Not
5) Can’t Resist Ya’ (f/ MASS)
7) Say What U Wanna Say (f/ MASS)
8) Be Somebody (f/ KingPen)
9) Call from Stone
10) So Can’t Leave U (f/ Zerofingers & J. Brail)
11) Spell On Me
13) Bubble Bootay
14) What U Do 2 Me (outro)
BIG_NOX is a duo comprised of veteran artist/underground rapsinger Gabriel ‘Obnoxious’ Alberro and Beatdown producer/rapper Eddie ‘Big Mass’ Cortez.
Alberro spent the last ten years on the underground circuit, doing small venues with different crews throughout the U.S. His former group, Ubnawkshis, appeared in various internet and magazine articles, on many DVD’s and mixtapes (including The Chronic Candy out of LA, Underground Uncut out of Seattle, Chicks N Whips out of Las Vegas, Latinas Gone Crazy out of Miami and others, some overseas) and, though never reaching a grand scale audience, was well recieved by both known acts and critics.
Since he was a child, Alberro excelled and has been praised by many in the arts. He began making music around 15 years old and has tried his hand at almost any genre. Cortez, (a founder/producer/artist of Beatdown Squad, a highly gifted bay area rap trio) is also an extremely talented young musician/artist/writer/composer, with whom the music is fresh and unique.
This ground-breaking and diverse sound created by Alberro and Cortez makes BIG_NOX a hot commodity and a musical force to be reckoned with. Its feel is raw and yet still has a commercial appeal. It is soulful, yet catchy, a bit of R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz and Soul. It is experimental and still grounded.
Alberro’s vocals are different, sexy, eccentric. His lyrics are a bit more strange and somewhat darker than his partner in rhyme. A real fly by the cuff character, Gabriel Alberro’s wild and enigmatic ways are that of which legends are comprised.
With Cortez’ more accessible and commercially driven lyrics, and simple yet funked out grooves, the tracks become contagoius melodic journeys. Moreover, it is the type of art that will last. Their first effort, this album entitled ENAMOROUS is sure to find its way into many people’s hearts, young and old, and in Alberro’s own words is ‘but a sweet minor step on a path to bigger things’.
Upon he and Henry Stone agreeing to do a project together, Alberro called longtime affiliate Cortez and suggested they put that sound together finally that they had dabbled with in the past. Cortez agreed and threw together some concepts and lyrics, and came down to Vegas to put in work.
While Alberro worked the nightlife scene in Las Vegas, he would sneak away and write lyrics to accompany Cortez’ ideas. Then he would return to his crib and he and Cortez would record the songs in pieces.
Enamorous was recorded in five days in Alberro’s walk-in closet on a shabby computer with headphones that did not work. Then Cortez took the demo back to Northern California and had his boys in Beatdown add their parts. The rest is history.
The album is currently being released internationally through Henry Stone Music USA, Inc. and the group has plans to do tours and gigs throughout the US and abroad. They are currently working on a second and third album. Alberro is also writing a film and doing the album art for several bands in different genres. Cortez is also producing several albums, among other side projects. These gentlemen will be an asset to the arts once they are recognized and exposed to the world. Believe that.