South Central rapper Kenneth "Poppa LQ" Green got his introduction to the rap game by releasing his first CD, Notes of a Native Son, on Island Records in 1989, and his second solo disc, Your Entertainment My Reality, in 1995. Between solo sessions, Poppa LQ spent time hanging out with heavy hitters like Tech N9ne, Yukmouth, and fellow Regime rapper Mad Maxx, among many other rap luminaries. Impressing many with his tight lyrics and smooth flow, Poppa LQ was even asked to guest on Kurupt and Snoop recordings.
A member of West Coast crews, M.O.B. and DBA (including Cool Nutz and producer Bosko, who together released Doing Business As... in 1999 for Universal). The DBA single "Fa Sheisty Cats" featured WC and Kurupt, who combined their considerable talents with Poppa LQ to create an underground smash. Poppa LQ also operated his own Po' No Mo' Entertainment company.