1992- Me and my cousin, Taylor (T-rix or Skrappy) recorded a bunch of corny hip hop songs… really, really corny. But it was dang fun.
1993- Realized I was the only Mormon, part-Mexican, hip hop artist on the planet. That meant I was pretty weird to most people... especially in the big city of Bloomfield, NM. (You gotta remember- ALL hip hop was still viewed as gangsta music on the fringes of society at this point.)
1994- Me and my best friend Lee Atcitty (aka CharLee Brown) started a group called “1/2Breedz” cuz I was part Mexican and Lee was part Navajo.
1994- Parents got divorced. Gave me all sorts of fun issues.
1995- Graduated high school from Bloomfield High School.
1995-Tell Tale Music, a small artist management company out of San Francisco expressed interest in “1/2Breedz” and paid for us to record several songs in the studio.
1995- Reported to the Missionary training center Sept. 20th to start my 2-year American Sign Language LDS mission.
1996- After 3 months in Ontario California, I got transferred to Baltimore Maryland with another sign language missionary- Wesley Joe Maynard. (ASL missionaries get transferred all over the country)
1996- Baltimore was ILL. I loved it there. We lived deep in the ghetto. I loved the people there and just fell in love with the east coast inner-city culture and sharing the gospel with everyone there.
1997- Got transferred to the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. It was WAY different there but it was mad fun. My first area was Dekalb Illinois (NIU campus). Then I got transferred to the southside of Chi-town. That was dope. Except for the gangs (GD's and Blackstones) that harassed us... oh yeah and the racism from all angles. Wack.
1997- Returned home from the mission back to Bloomfield, New Mexico on September 22. The mission was the greatest experience of my life.
1998- Went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I recorded two more songs with Charlee Brown and started putting the moves on my future wife, Jessica.
2000- Realized Utah sucks. Moved to Arizona where I had a few friends and could make some good $$ sign language interpreting.
2000- Realized Arizona sucked cuz I had no Jessica. Went back to Utah and married Jessica in the Salt Lake City temple on July 22.
2000- Realized marriage with Jessica sucked, but decided I was going to do anything to make it work.
2000- We moved back to Arizona where I started working at and taking classes at Arizona State University and where Jessica started her master’s degree in social work. I also started working at ASU’s campus radio station as a DJ assistant to one of the stations only hip hop DJ’s, the legendary Fabel.
- Started hosting my own hip hop radio show called “The Hip Hop Life Show.” I began recording some more songs, including “The Way of Life”, “Southwestylez”, “Undaground Elite”,and “Rock the Beat” (featuring Span Phly, which made it to #2 on the mp3.com
charts. Woohoo! if you remember mp3.com
you are old skool like me). "Undaground Elite" even got played on a few mainstream FM radio stations in Arizona and Florida.
2001- Fabel and I released a compilation album called “Scorpion Kingz: Southwest Hip Hop Collection Vol. 1”. The album was pretty popular and was featured in The Phoenix New Times and The State Press. The album featured my song “Southwestylez” and a bunch of other AZ artists.
2001- Released “Classic” (an EP of all the songs I had recorded to date) under the artist name COCOA LOCO
2002- Changed my name to “ARHYTHMATIK”. I was much more of a conscious artist at this point and the name "Cocoa Loco" just wasn't fitting the style of hip hop I was creating. Wanna know how I came up with that name ARHYTHMATIK? Yeah, me neither. But I’ll tell ya anyways. The concept behind the name “ARHYTHMATIK” is derived from the word ‘arithmetic’. Everything in the world is created and based on mathematics- especially hip hop music. Math is an absolute truth. It never changes. This represents the morals and gospel that Christ taught. I decided to spell it differently and incorporate the word “rhythm” in there cuz I'm clever like that.
2003- Started MODURN LANGUAJ ASOSIASHUN with some good friends I met on Sphereofhiphop.com-- Scott Allen and Paconaut. Jessica and I also moved into our first house in Avondale, AZ.
2004- Me and Jessica had our first kid on May 3rd, 2004. Alexander Aliseo Call and I never knew I could love something so much until he was born!
2004- Performed with The Procussions in Phoenix, one of my favorite groups.
2005- FINALLY finished the Pre-Algebra EP!! Which was actually just a re-make of my “Classic” EP and a few extra songs.
2005- Performed with The Shapeshifters, LA Symphony, and Future Shock in Long Beach, California. This was really my first big out of state show.
2006- MG! The Visionary joined the MLA roster. Did a GRIP of shows all over AZ, NM, and CA as well as a few mini tours.
2006- Started a monthly event at ASU called “FINAL FRIDAY FUNDAMENTALITY” which would run for a full year and 3 months straight.
2006- Sold our house in Avondale and moved to Goodyear, AZ. MOVIN ON UP…(or so I thought)
2007- Realized I could no longer justify to my son leaving at night to perform at clubs with alcohol. So I committed to not do any shows where alcohol is present. Shut down my Arhythmatik MySpace page for the same reasons. (Yeah MySpace was a big deal back then. Remember those days?)
2007- My second son Camden Cancio Call was born July 5th. He is an amazing individual and lights up the place with his laugh and smile! I love being around that kid! Love him so much!
2007- Hooked up with a fellow LDS hip hop artist, DJ Ry-Know to do a show at the Glendale Boys N' Girls Club (thanks to my step-brother Stephan). It was the most fulfilling show I’ve done.
2008- Having kids had really taken it's toll on music. Marriage was really on the rocks. I just didn't have the time and energy like I once had. I was still plugging along trying to finish up my "Equations" album. It's all done-- just need to put a few finishing touches on it.
2009- Shiz hit the fan with my marriage and it all came crashing down. I also lost my job at ASU as a sign language interpreter because they closed the interpreting department due to budget cuts.
2009- We all decided to move to Utah. The hardest decision I ever had to make in my life up until this point. I love AZ.
2010- Lost the house in Goodyear, AZ.
2010- Divorce was finalized in September.
2010- In August, I started a monthly hip hop jam called "Life Elevated" with Anthony Ambriz (Urban Media Lab Productions) and DJ Shawn Phillips. We focussed on showcasing the positive aspects of the 4 elements of hip hop culture- MC'ing, DJ'ing, B-boying, and graffiti art.
2010- Began releasing 1 song each month.
2011- Really beginning to dig Utah, especially the hip hop scene. Some of the dopest, down to earth cats are here in Utah.
2011- You thought there was going to be some grand finale to this story where I got signed to Corporatemusicrulestheworld Records and I am now on my way to the top? Well, sorry to disappoint you. I’m just a normal cat like you trying to make it. Each year, I plan to release one album, and put out 1 free song each month. I am planning on marketing these albums to a national audience via college radio, touring, etc. Currently, the songs I am releasing each month will become the "Equations" album.
So what are you waiting for? Join the Arhythmatik bandwagon and cop some music! Had enough boring stuff?? I hope so, cuz I sure have.