A criminally minded lyricist hailing from Queensbridge, Cormega has released a number of tight singles and collaborated with assorted N.Y.C. artists over the years. He is a close affiliate of Mobb Deep and has appeared on several of their albums, as well as Prodigy's H.N.I.C. (2000) and the QB Finest (2000) compilation. Mega and Nas were supposed to be in The Firm together, but Mega was replaced by Nature, leading to a on-and-off beef that culminated in the release of his "F*ck Nas & Nature" single. He went on to drop several excellent singles, and bootleg collections of his work circulated around the globe. In 2001, fiending fans were treated to his long-awaited debut LP The Realness, an incredible album hailed as a classic by many. Mega returned one year later with the top-notch follow-up The True Meaning.