8-Off The Assassin (Agallah)

He was formerly known as 8-Off The Assassin, but changed the name because it was controversial; 8-Off is a variation of the name Adolf, as in Adolf Hitler. 8-Off was first recognized by Matty C as he featured him in the unsigned hype section of The Source. He would later sign to YZ’s 720 Management label. He was heard for the first time on a Stretch & Bobbito freestyle session in 1992. A year later, he would make his first appearance on wax on the chorus of “Acid Rain” off YZ’s second album. He showed his first production skills on “Do U Know My Style” off Champ MC’s first album in 1994. After producing & hanging out with Onyx, 8-Off started working on solo work. He released his first 12″ “Ghetto Girl” and his second 12″ “Alize For Dolo” Feat. Mr Cheeks. He shot two videos for both tracks. Unfortunately, his album never saw the light of the day as the label folded. Only a few promo copies were handed out… Below, you will find everything leading from his unsigned hype appearance to the vls of “Alize For Dolo (Remix)” and the two videos as well as rarities. Today, Agallah is part of the Purple City Byrdgangs affiliated with Dipset.

8-Off featured on The Source’s Unsigned Hype: Nov ’92 Issue #38
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Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle ’92 w/ YZ

YZ – Acid Rain off The Ghetto’s Been Good To Me
(8-Off can be heard on the chorus)

Champ MC – Do U Know My Style off Ghetto Flava
(8-Off’s First Production)

8-Off – Wrap You Lips Around This (Solo Album – Unreleased)

8-Off – Ghetto Girl/ Neighborhood Hoe VLS

8-Off – Ghetto Girl (Live) off Ill Style Live

8-Off – Pass Da ‘Tron (Feat. Panama P.I.) off Underground Airplay: Volume IV

8-Off – Alize For Dolo (Remix) VLS

8-Off – Ghetto Girl

8-Off – Alize For Dolo (Feat. Mr Cheeks)

— Thomas V

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