Georgia Mafia is Jonah Lay aka Punkin The Hootlum and Christopher Lay aka Cino-G.
I met Punkin The Hootlum in 1999 through another rapper “JB” while working on Big Shot’s “Time’ll Tell” album. My business partner at the time, Thomas Ware, had moved the studio from downtown Atlanta to a record store on Metropolitan right behind the McDonalds. Punkin rapped for me on the spot and then told me about his cousin Cino-G.
I made all the beats in Augusta at my mothers house and in my college dorm room on Capitol Ave. We recorded the whole album at 1210 Studios with Khalfani and Jarvis Blackshear. After Welcome To Tha South, Sha Skillz was suppose to have a solo album but during this time Pastor Troy had just come out so we thought we needed to address him. The song “He Don’t Know Me” was for Troy. The album featured Sha-Skillz so she would keep her independence but she was really apart of the group and was there the whole time.
I borrowed money to get this album done but didn’t recoup because when the CD’s came back nobody wanted to sale them and turn in any money. Looking back I should have given away all of the CD’s and just made my money back on shows.
Punkin The Hootlum got arrested for Murder, so I started working on Cino-G’s solo Album “Terror On Tape”.