More so than any other music since the blues, hip-hop is all about stories, some fiction some not but the music Erie Ave makes is all based upon the harsh realities of his life. A life which many people never have to see due to the privileged position they were born into and many others are just too afraid to see. Without a record deal how far can an artist from the streets really get? That is the million dollar question facing Erie Ave and the answer to that question will unfold along with his journey “Before The Deal”. Welcome to the legacy, the deception of an unsigned artist with caviar dreams.