BEGIN TRANSMISSION This story begins with a humble street Bard / Musician / poet / preacher, traveling far from his native habitat ...Then known as Diamond, he traveled across the U\.S\.a. and Mexico spending many a day on a corner playing beats on his drum... rhyming to eat. Diamond remained in street corner obscurity, aside from a short but profitable stint with G.F.E. (Ashville, NC) and with Grandpappy (poet/jedi/lyriscist/musician ).It was 1998 when he acquired the mythical beast Pu-chi, and then headed to Portland, OR. and linked up with D.J. Scorpio to form JACK NEVERWACK. IT was there that D.J. Scorpio and Diamond were exposed to pathogen X (do to the slow onset of the side effects it is unknown exactly where and when, but It does however appear to be non-contagious, others exposed to the two have not yet contracted pathogen 'X') As soon as it was discovered they were admitted to the SICKBAY for observation. The exact nature of the 'illness' and the side effects are a closely guarded secret, what is known is that D.J. Scorpio became DR. ILL and Diamond became Brown Recluse. After being released from the intensive care unit Brown Recluse was given a SECRET MANDATE by Star-Fleet command. It is rumored to utilize the special 'skills' or side effects associated with exposure to pathogen x. And to involve the Terra Defense league. BROWN began his mission and was almost destroyed until he was fortunate enough to to team up with the notorious MACK RICE code name ILL PREPARED a human totally immune from the deadly ILL tongue Virus (venom of Brown Recluse); as well as being a master technician on the wheels of steel. MACK RICE provided all the turntablism for VOLUME ONE as well as forming with Brown Recluse to become BROWN RICE. ( album soon come Nuff said seen. SICKBAY OUT...... END TRANSMISSION.