“INI were my brother’s friends. They all went to school and my brother Grap [Lova] who put me on to this guy Rob. Rob-O…I loved his voice. He was real smooth and laid back. The way he flowed over a beat was crazy. So Rob, Grap and Marco Polo formed a group. At the time I had gotten a deal over at Elektra Records and took INI with me. The label gave me a nice package, nice money, nice everything.
But when Sylvia Rhone came into the picture she changed a lot of things. Me and her didn’t see eye-to-eye. And that’s no disrespect to anyone. That was just the business moves at the time. I didn’t have anybody guiding me to show me what to do. And the streets ended up bootlegging that album. A lot of the copies that came out weren’t even the right actual mixes. So INI’s album kind of fell through the cracks.”