Al Gator

Al Gator

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Biography

Al Gator Da Free Agent
Groomed and nurtured on the usage of similes and metaphors, Hip-Hop has drastically strayed away from the art of Mic control. The days where it was the MC that held your attention have all but been eradicated. Lyrics have been substituted for hot beats and outlandish dances. But there is a glimmer of light at the end of a long tunnel; one that has seen very little illumination this century and the individual holding the torch is Atlanta’s own, Al Gator.

Alden ‘Al Gator’ Portress was raised on the infamous streets of College Park, which have birthed some of Atlanta’s most distinguished Hip-Hop brethren. Initially he started working in music production and shortly after taking that path, Gator joined a collective called Playaz Circle, which now is more commonly known to the masses as DTP. This affiliation enabled him to sharpen his writing skills and dedicate time to studying the art of emceeing and comprehend exactly what being a true lyricist entailed.

A moment of self realization came about only a year later, when Alden successfully surpassed even his own expectations as he tackled the areas deemed mandatory for those who chose to educate and entertain through beat and rhyme. The producing which had encouraged his presence in the music world was to take a back seat while he stepped up to the Mic. His charismatic flow and ability to amuse and educate any listener with his extensive vocabulary and distinctive wordplay has been compared by many to the icons that have come before him, which makes him nothing less than a legend in the making.