Hunting Season (2003)
The story behind this release is in 2002, Psychopathic Records (home of Insane Clown Posse) had a contest going at their annual music festival The Gathering of the Juggalos. I entered with hopes of winning top prize and as history dictates, I won. I already had this EP planned before the Gathering, but I called it “The October Game.” It was originally supposed to only be 6 songs (Clockstoppers, Out Da Cosmos, Alice, The Shepherd, The October Game & Jack o’ Lanterns). My manager at the time convinced the VP of Psy to let me get a few more tracks on there, saying printing the CD would still cost the same and we’d provide our own production. Well from my prior release Morning Star, I thought with a 100-grand studio, they should be able to make it sound better, so I went in with my music on disc like I did Morning Star. The engineer stated there was something wrong with the audio and I would have to put the wavs on disc and I explained that to my comrade James and he said it would be no problem. My manager got arrogant and dismissed James claim and stated we should bring in the PlayStation itself extract the music from there. Needless to say, amidst technical difficulties, the CD was released and didn’t fare well. Retrospectively, I’m glad it didn’t because it forced me to learn music engineering myself the hard way so I could be responsible for my album’s outcome. Hunting Season: Annihilation proves this point and DEMOLISHES this release 10-fold.