First time I heard these brothers was in the summer of 1993. Fat Joe was just coming out, and then the Nuts popped up with Reign of the Tec. To my knowledge, especially at that time, these were the first Hispanic gangster rappers from NY. It was epic, but I was still waiting for some Hispanic kids from Brooklyn to get busy in the rap scene. For me the true definition of NY east coast hard core rap was just starting to take form.