Consisting of emcee M.I. and producer / DJ Cutt, the New York slash Baltimore artists began making music as teenagers during Hip-Hop’s pivotal Golden Era.The pair locked themselves in a studio a 24-hour period, delivering their 4-track demo. On it, the classic“Competition Catch Speed Knots”, which caught some speed knots of its own. Released under Vestry Records but distributed through Dance/Reggae label Strictly Rhythm, “Speed Knots” was a Rap record touted to a Dance audience. “That was our first independent deal so we were just excited about it,” Cutt explains. “We didn’t understand what it was at the time,” continues M.I. The record was affectionately certified “Ghetto Gold” by the team, where true Rap fans were demanding it but couldn’t find it. “It seems like a lot of people have that record, but we have no numbers,” M.I. explains. “There’s a dude from Germany I met and he even has the record and still plays it to this day.” CD also delivered their letter to Hip-Hop “Can’t Stop” (Brooklyn Pipeline) and “8th Wonder / Hustler’s Prayer” (Brooklyn Pipeline), among other notable cuts.