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Al Fatz Biography

Al Fatz Biography

Al Fatz, is an American rapper. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his single, "Came Down" which was also included on the tracklist of Madden 2007. Gaston was born in Cleveland, Ohio he is said to be from the neighborhood of E117st and St. Clair the iner city slums of Cleveland, and raised by his grandmother. In high school, he began rapping and performing at local talent shows; at one of the shows, the reception to one of his songs was so strong that Al, at that point was going under the name Fat Al, decided to record it. Gaston worked with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James to help record the basketball star's theme song,[citation needed] along with Paul Wall, and was later signed to Atlantic Records. However, he was unable to keep his moniker, Fat Al, due to copyright problems with Bill Cosby's character Fat Albert. Gaston was featured on the Madden 2007 soundtrack, along with AFI, Audioslave, Lupe Fiasco, Rise Against, and others. A track rumored to be from an upcoming album is said to feature Layzie Bone of fellow Cleveland rap act Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and is titled "Brim Low", which has already been leaked onto the internet.[citation needed] Gaston has his own hip-hop group Called "Royalty Camp" or "Royal Camp". Members include himself, Yung Tae, and RJ Da Fool. He is also part of the Cleveland rap group "Tha SLAB" along with Chip Tha Ripper and others.

Born Aljaray Gaston, rapper Al Fatz was raised by his grandmother in Cleveland, OH. In high school he began rapping and performing at local talent shows; at one of these, the reception to one of his songs, "Hold Up Hold Up Mane," was so strong that Al, who at this point was going under Fat Al, decided to record it. From those sessions "Came Down" was also produced, and the rapper began selling the track at his high school. Soon, thanks to its catchy hook and beat, it could be found in cities across Ohio. After hooking up with Cavaliers forward LeBron James to help record the basketball star's theme song along with Paul Wall, Al was signed to Atlantic Records. He was unable to keep his moniker, however, due to copyright problems with Bill Cosby's character Fat Albert, so, changing his name to Al Fatz, he re-released "Came Down" nationwide in early 2007, with plans for a full-length to follow.


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