Izakane – The Beginning


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1 Its About Time 03:33
Featuring – Cuzin Shawn, Mac Dre, Spice 1
2 Too Gangsta! 04:15
Featuring – Jayo Felony, Kurupt, Yukmouth
3 Out My Body 03:06
Featuring – Keak Da Sneak, Mac Dre
4 And Then? 03:30
5 Freaky In Da Hotel 04:15
Featuring – BA, Mac Dre, Yukmouth
6 Girls 03:18
Featuring – BA, Harm
7 Alakazam Presto 02:59
Featuring – Keak Da Sneak
8 One Of A Kind 05:10
Featuring – Harm, LJ, Nate
9 Suns Gona Shine 03:06
Featuring – Cuzin Shawn
10 Desert Rain 04:05
Featuring – Hustlah
11 Get Your Mind Right 03:51
Featuring – Nate
12 Vogues 03:23
Featuring – B-Legit
13 Pay Me! 03:22
Featuring – Yukmouth
14 You Cant F#@k Wit Us 03:42
Featuring – Spice 1
15 Bay Style 02:40
Featuring – Hustlah, Keak Da Sneak
16 So Long! 03:02
Featuring – Cuzin Shawn


“The Beginning” is a 2005 album by Modesto, California-based rapper Izakane, released by MEB Records. This impressive 16-track album features a star-studded lineup of guest appearances from notable artists such as Cuzin Shawn, Mac Dre, Spice 1, Jayo Felony, Kurupt, Yukmouth, Keak Da Sneak, BA, Harm, LJ, Nate, Hustlah, and B-Legit. With a mix of G-Funk and Gangsta rap styles, Izakane establishes himself as a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop scene.

The album opens with “It’s About Time,” featuring Cuzin Shawn, Mac Dre, and Spice 1, setting the tone for the rest of the project with its energetic beat and powerful verses from the guest artists. Tracks like “Too Gangsta!” featuring Jayo Felony, Kurupt, and Yukmouth showcase the gritty and raw nature of Izakane’s lyrical prowess.

“Out My Body” features Mac Dre and Keak Da Sneak, blending their distinct styles with Izakane’s to create a captivating track. “And Then?” demonstrates Izakane’s ability to hold his own as a solo artist, while tracks like “Freaky In Da Hotel” and “Girls” display his versatility in exploring different themes.

“Alakazam Presto” and “One Of A Kind” showcase Izakane’s unique style and talent, with catchy hooks and memorable verses. “Suns Gona Shine” featuring Cuzin Shawn offers a more uplifting vibe, a testament to Izakane’s range as an artist. “Desert Rain” featuring Hustlah presents a more introspective side of Izakane, while “Get Your Mind Right” with Nate encourages listeners to maintain focus and keep pushing forward.

“Vogues” featuring B-Legit delivers a smooth and laid-back track, followed by “Pay Me!” with Yukmouth, which showcases Izakane’s assertive and confident side. “You Cant F#@k Wit Us” featuring Spice 1 is a powerful statement of unity and strength, and “Bay Style” featuring Hustlah and Keak Da Sneak keeps the energy high. The album closes with “So Long!” featuring Cuzin Shawn, a fitting conclusion to an impressive debut.

“The Beginning” by Izakane is a strong introduction to the rapper’s unique style, blending G-Funk and Gangsta rap with an impressive roster of guest artists. Fans of the genre will appreciate the diverse range of tracks and the undeniable talent displayed throughout the album.



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