- Ward was a freestyler back around 1995. Back then, I, Arik Duncan/Bass Kleff had toys to make beats. I had always promised J. Ward and his rap crew that I would find a way to record them in a real studio. At the time, all we had was the basement. I could tell, from their lyrics they were into some real street shit! I was tryin to let them know, then, that dreams do come true and to hold on, the studio was on its way. Now I have the studio they dreamed of, but also, now, they are all gone.