1991, RODD CROOK$ GREW UP IN EAST OAKLAND. RODD CROOK$ HAS REALLY LIVED WHAT THESE OTHERS BE TALKING ABOUT. HUSTLING, JAIL, DEATH, BETRAYAL AND BACKSTABBING. RODD CROOK$ HAS SEEN IT ALL, DONE IT ALL. RODD CROOK$ HAS NEVER HAD A MENTOR. RAISED BY THE STREETS, AND OWN JUDGEMENT. RODD CROOK$ FELL IN LOVE WITH RAP AND MUSIC IN GENERAL. A EAR FOR R&B, RAP, SOUL, BLUES. RODD CROOK$ USED TO MAKE MIXTAPES WHEN IT WAS CASSETTES. RAP FROM ALL ACROSS THE NATION, WITH A LIKING TO LOCAL BAY AREA MUSIC IN 2003 AT CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE, HE BEGAN WRITING WHEN HE MET DIEZUL BO$$ AT C.C.C. COLLEGE IN SAN PABLO, CA AROUND THE CORNER FROM RICHMOND,CA. AN UPCOMING ARTIST FROM BERKELEY DIEZUL AND RODD CROOK$ WAS ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM TOGETHER.THE TWO STARTED RECORDING AND DOING SHOWS. DIEZAL ENDED UP GETTING KILLED LIKE RODD CROOK$ CLOSE O.G. HENNESSY. (LOSING HALF HIS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS, 50 OR MORE STREET AFFILIATES, AND HIS BLOOD SISTER, AND MORE THEN HALF OF HIS HOOD) 2006 RODD CROOK$ MANAGED TO CLEAN THINGS UP, GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE WITH A B.S. IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. LOSING MANY FRIENDS ALONG THE WAY.2007 HE RAN INTO A GROUP CALLED SICK SHADES WHERE HE WAS EXPOSED TO MUSIC OWNERSHIP,& LIVE PERFORMANCES. RODD RECORDED HIS FIRST ALBUM GRIND LIKE THE LAST DANCE, GROUP RENAMED MACK SHADES BECAUSE OF HIS INFLUENCE UNDER RAP NAME MAKK RODD. RODD CROOK$ HAD HIS FIRST STUDIO IN THE TL'S, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. SPENDING TIME THROUGH OUT S.F., FILLMORE , HUNTERS POINT, SUNNYDALE, ETC. LOST THE STUDIO, EVERY RAP AND BUSINESS PLAN. 2012 BRINGING IT BACK HOME TO EAST OAKLAND, OWNING HIS OWN STUDIO AGAIN. RODD CROOK$ IS ON A MISSION TO GIVE THE BAY REPRESENTATION FROM THE STREETS, WITH TALENT AND MANPOWER. HIS ART IS ENTERTAINING WITH CONTENT, AND EXPRESSES RAW LYRICAL TALENT, ALONG WITH STREET EXPERIENCES AND CORPORATE EXPERIENCE. WE ON!! THE MIXTAPE IS ALMOST 100 TRACKS DEEP, USING A WIDE RANGE OF BEATS FROM PRODUCERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. RODD CROOK$ NEEDS TO BREAK DOWN DOORS, MAKE A ALBUM, BECOME AN ARTIST/C.E.O. THEY MIGHT HAVE SEEN OAKLAND, BUT NOT FROM HIS SECTION, HIS PERSPECTIVE.
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1 man standing, 100 niggaz coming
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I have plenty, they ain't put me on... I been listening to Rap/R&B since the late 80's... Im influenced by all, and everything!!
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