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"The Preface"; 2004 EP
"Dance With The Devil"; 2007 LP


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Sozay was born Emmet Allen Flores on September 18, 1977 at Cedars Sinai Medical Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. First introduced to hip-hop music in 1988, he never possessed the desire, or even thought it possible, to pursue a career as an emcee. But in late 1997 while incarcerated at a federal detention center on drug charges, he began writing basic rhyme schemes simply to pass time, not knowing that he was in fact embarking on what was to be the first of many songs written over the course of the next 10 years. In May 2000 under the alias The Disciple, Sozay released his first full length LP "Got Skills?". Immediately people were drawn to his ability to add imagination and creativity to his lyrical content, but above all else it seemed his venomous punch-lines and versatile flow was what seemed to captivate listeners.

In the Summer of 2003 Emmet assumed the identity Sozay and established an independent label Jojaba Music, Inc. The name was derived from the first two letters of each of his three children, his sons, John and Jace as well as his daughter Bailey. Immediately he began working on a new EP entitled "The Preface". The project was completed in November 2004 and Sozay was able to move 2,000 units both at shows and on the web site. Needless to say, this was not an easy feat for an independent artist to accomplish. Now, after 3 years of writing, recording and performing with the likes of acts such as D.J. Green Lantern, Tha' Alkaholiks, Slick Rick, Guerilla Black, Sly Boogy, Black Sheep, Digital Underground and Aceyalone, he is releasing the much anticipated follow-up, "Dance With The Devil". Laced with head bangin' beats, Sozay is able to spin a web of encrypted verbiage over each track like few others can. Riddled with metaphors and similes, each verse proves to be the work of a true craftsman.