History

 

InsanAsylum Productions is the union of two dynamic individuals:

G-MAN & K.S.D. (King Solomon's D.R.E.A.D.).

This duo met while attending college at University of Houston-University Park in the commons area of the Moody Towers.  Both were attending college but held yearnings for the music industry.  G-MAN was the acclaimed DJ from the Killeen area having moved from Denver, Colorado. D.R.E.A.D. the aspiring Emcee with a distinctive delivery from Seattle, Washington. G-MAN gained his rep while rocking house parties, popular functions & festivals. Several have given testimony that his cuts and style were superior .  He was a member of the Hip Hop group Thoz Hombres which included current InsanAsylum Recordings Artist D.Ward.  D.R.E.A.D. began his career in the Rainier Beach area of South Seattle battling breakers city wide and producing mixtapes in the same hood as Sir Mix-A-Lot; some of his first customers was DJ FUNKDADDY himself.  His musical selections included East & West Coast Hip-Hop artists mixed with funk traditionals, i.e. Roger Troutman & Zapp, George Clinton & Funkadelic, S.O.S. Band, et al.

Their meeting wasn’t stupendous at all…it was rather comical to say the least. While hooping between class and dinner they met.  Later during the semester through a mutual friend they connected on a whole different level while discussing the merits of Ultramagnetic MCs.  This was the jump off!!! They shared tapes, wax, cds, war stories, and eventually began producing tracks when G-MAN purchased his 4-track Fostex recorder.  At this time InsanAsylum was to be a party of three G-MAN, D.R.E.A.D., & Big Sin (S.E.S. Entertainment) with all mixes to be done by Cool C who entered a Studio Engineering Program. Unfortunately, Big Sin chose his own route while D.R.E.A.D. enlisted the services of his hometown homie Tas to begin recording as P.O.T. (Prophets Of Truth) with G-MAN the sole producer.  Not to be forgotten were the countless hours the original three put into creating tracks and concepts for D.R.E.A.D.’s demo tape nor the tracks that they collective produced, arranged, and recorded for Derrick Ward’s original group FREEBASE.  Cool C moved to Atlanta to work with LaFace and D.A.R.P. (Dallas Austin Recording Productions) studio.

Finally in 1996 D.R.E.A.D., as a member of P.O.T.,  released “I’M OUTS TA GET MINES!” a single that was produced by Kid Sensation of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “My Posse’s On Broadway” fame.  This single created a buzz not only in Houston but Atlanta  as well thus facilitating P.O.T.’s migration to the Mecca of the South.  G-MAN stayed in Houston crafting selections that would eventually be included in P.O.T.’s inaugural critically acclaimed “DA FUNK-N-REVELATIONS”.  This project was released in 1998 in Seattle and quickly solidified InsanAsylum Productions for some of the most memorable selections were produced by G-MAN, such as “High-N-Broke”, “Driveby”, “Pysche Fucked” & “Mental Web”.  This project’s production coupled with the lyrical skills of D.R.E.A.D. & Tas set Seattle off in another direction.  Forever the loyalist, D.R.E.A.D. began selecting tracks and procuring talent for his solo project.   Upon leaving the group and record company, D.R.E.A.D. devoted his time to working more closely with G-MAN to perfect their sound.  G-MAN has always been the production guru sampling everything from snares to wax hiss to concuct fresh, pulsating tracks, be it Hip-Soul (R&B w/Hip Hop tracks), Alternative (Hip-Hop tracks w/Rock musicians) or Hip-Hop.

The release of King Solomon’s D.R.E.A.D.’s 1st installment of the “Anquities Triunal Collective” will mark the 1st full length project produced solely by InsanAsylum Productions & Recordings.  This highlights the vast production talents of the combined minds of InsanAsylum Productions.  G-MAN primarily sequesters the sounds, edits, and arranges the tracks. D.R.E.A.D. primarily coordinates the studio sessions while constantly scouting for new talent from around the globe; evidenced by the appearance of Miami, Houston, Seattle, Tampa, and California talent.  D.R.E.A.D. is the front to G-MAN’s back…dig it!

InsanAsylum’s goal is to produce abstract, just off commercialized tracks. Some will feel and sound like others but inherently they are and will remain individualized.

For track rates, studio rates, artist development, distribution and general information contact:   dahmadscientist@sbcglobal.net