Comprised of alternative hip hop/spoken word artist The IZM. and unearthly producer UnUsual, Dark Alley Echoes formed out of the clear blue sky. After recording their monster smash "Selecta", the two decided to embark on recording a project. The end result became the appropriately titled EP Becoming.
Following the release of his first project, Wasted Talent, UnUsual busied himself working with emcee Ivory THREE, securing a feature set with the prominent producer showcase BeatHaus, and eventually working with The IZM., with whom he's produced for in the past. After releasing his first spoken word album and second album in total, UNICORN VOMIT, The IZM. was preparing to release his third album when he put it on hold to work with UnUsual. "He's my very own personal Dilla. You don't tell Dilla 'No, I don't wanna do a whole fuckin record with you.' You pause everything and go on the journey. We waited 5 years for this. This was a God given moment for us" The IZM. said about working with UnUsual on the Becoming project.
The Becoming process began in December of 2016 and concluded on August 17, 2017 at 12:34am when they finalized the set for the EP. The 7-track EP will be released on September 1, 2017.