By Kandis Knight
Alfamega’s dynamic music career started in a small USP federal Atlanta prison cell. Despite being locked away from society, incarceration caused Alfamega’s creative spirit to soar. He completed seventeen hundred songs, three screen plays and penned a non-fiction book.
In 2002, upon release, Alfamega met Beanie Siegal through Siegal’s mother and young sister, “Fat Baby”. Alfamega rapped for Siegal and was offered a recording deal. However, he turned the recording deal down. Six months later, Alfamega recorded a song with David Banner that led to a deal with Universal Records.
In 2003, Alfamega began working on his own album.
Also in 2003, Alfamega recorded “South of the Mason Dixon”, “Holla” featuring Jody Breeze (Boys in Tha’ Hood), “A Town Stomp” featuring Lil’ John and he has recorded with The Southern Boys, Tip, Slim Thug and Trina. He also signed an endorsement deal with PACO Jeans.
In 2004, Alfamega was released from his recording contract with Universal Records due to undisclosed reasons. However, that did not deter the driven emcee.
For the rest of 2004 until 2006, Alfamega was featured on over three hundred and fifty mix cds and hosted over one hundred mix cds across the country. He was also featured in Smooth Magazine (twice), XXL (twice), The Source (Off The Radar), Lap Dance (Cover), Juice Magazine and Crunk Magazine.
In 2005, Alfamega signed to Grand Hustle Records.
Most recently, Alfamega toured ten cities with T.I., and he also formed his own company, Kotu Global. Kotu Global is a worldwide corporation to be comprised of real estate holdings, music and entertainment endeavors, charities, community programs, publishing, multimedia productions, and political empowerment organizations.
Alfamega’s 100 Kings program is a mentorship program for at risk youth. Alfamega also started a grassroots campaign to get people to make sure their voting machines were upgraded for the 2008 election.
Today, Alfamega is still working on his highly anticipated “double” debut album expected to drop in the first quarter of 2007. His first single to be released is called Westside O.G. featuring, T.I., Macboney and Killer Mike.
Industry insiders are comparing Alfamega to the late Tupac and Notorious B.I.G., because of lyrical content, style and the fact that all three share the Astrological sign, Gemini. Alfamega is quickly being dubbed the final chapter of the “Gemini Trilogy”.