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Tha Mad Dog

“Relentless” is the first installment of a three part album series entitled “Tha Buried Treasure Trilogy.” This collection contains the earliest and previously unreleased material of this artist between the years 1998-2006. Throughout the trilogy, listeners are taken on the journey of the dramatic story and evolution of Tha Mad Dog (aka Jay Steele) along with him.

“If you never heard my music before, I recommend listening to Volume 3 or later material first and then going back to see how it all started,” Jay says. “If you are familiar with my music over the years, then I recommend listening to this first to check out how everything developed.”

"Relentless" stands as the first stepping stone in Tha Mad Dog's musical odyssey. While many of the songs recorded in his first year were in his words “terrible,” he felt that the tracks included on this volume were the first to show flashes of his burgeoning talent.

Then came Tha Mad Dog's formidable hard core full length album “Tha Call of Tha Wild. This was the last album he comprised under Tha Mad Dog name. Subsequently, his future songs became conscious material (starting with "Solid Steele"). He’d leave behind the name and the hard lyrics, but not before establishing a place among the best of the rugged, East coast, hardcore rap albums of the 90s era with this chapter.

After recording but not putting out the music now found on “Tha Buried Treasure Trilogy”, Jay Steele would go on to release 5 socially conscious political albums (including “Music for a Better World” and “Tha MisEducation of Tha Masses”) under the artist name “Tha Truth.” These albums have affected people from around the world with their powerful and insightful lyrics that advocate for equality and human rights.

While preparing “Tha Buried Treasure Trilogy” for release, he concurrently began creating his latest album “For Tha Love”. For Tha Love likely constitutes his most meaningful and positive music, and through hearing Tha Mad Dog albums, listeners can understand just how far he has come.

The material on "Tha Buried Treasure Trilogy" was not released at the time it was made for a host of reasons. Yet, over a decade after it was created, it can now be considered unearthed “buried treasure” and an interesting series of prequels for fans of this artist’s later efforts.

The next chapter of Tha Mad Dog's evolution is part 3 of this trilogy, which is entitled "Solid Steele" by Jay Steele.