(1994-1995)

The unreleased “Fizzo” joint features J.D., MC Proof, and future Slum Village member T3 over a jazz-flavored breakbeat. “Now” by Da’ Enna C. (shorthand for inner circle) was the first official J.D. production, released on Up Top Entertainment as a bonus cut on the “You Can’t Use My Pen” single. On the 1st Down record, Phat Kat raps over Yancey’s beat: subsonic bass, twinkling keys, and a sharp snare cutting through the murk. Signed to Payday Records, they unfortunately released just one 12-inch.