After serving active duty in the US ARMY, Chris Styles went to Phoenix College and studied Music Business for two years under Dr. Verunda. He also attended Arizona State University and graduated from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. It was during this time that Chris Styles met 3rd Eye Studios owner Melvin Johnson and Kelly Bennett, based out of Glendale, AZ. In addition to engineering and producing, Chris Styles and his childhood friend, Fantasy, formed a rap group called, "2 Hard 2 Lift," which signed with Melvin Johnson's indie label called, "Transcend Records." One year later "2 Hard 2 Lift" released it's first CD called, "Radioactive."
Then, in 1999 Chris Styles and Fantasy started their own indie label called, "Frontline Entertainment" which released two more CD's and five compilation CD's for people like Tito Puente Jr., Carlos Santana (Let's Shake - submission did not make the final cut), and Lenny Kravitz to name a few.
However, after 9/11 Chris Styles was once again called to the front lines of Afghanistan to fight the war on terror. After being deployed for 2 years Chris Style returned home to fine tune his producing and engineering skills and moved from the mix board to pro-tools and software based producing technology and in 2005 he released his first solo CD called, "No One Can, Like This Mexican."
Then, in 2007, the US AIR FORCE National Guard sent Chris Styles to DINFOS (Defense Information School) to learn how to shoot and edit videos in Fort Mead, MD. Chris Styles returned home in the summer of 2008 and did videos projects for the US Military, the Phoenix Suns, NASCAR, training, promotion, retirement, weddings, commericals and music video's etc. etc. In 2008 Chris Styles got introduced to Bryan Matuskey who eventually formed (AZeventvideos.com).
Finally, in 2012 Chris Style got a call from a long lost friend Kelly Bennett to inquire about any music he would like to submit for a project she was working on with Margaret G. Rogers of Coda Music. He gladly submitted music and formed a business relationship with Coda Music and formed a new indie label, Frontline Music Militia. This year FMM plans to release 5 new CD's, clothes line and will continue to on it's endevour with Coda Music.
Rick Master aka Fantasy
Fantasy started rapping in high school and was inspired by rappers like LL COOL J and RUN DMC. He is also part of a crew he started called, C.I.A. (Cuzzins In Action) and is also one of the founders of the group “2 Hard 2 Lift.” His deadly lyrics and potent delivery style are second to none. After a car show at the local swap meet in 1996 in front of 3000 people, he was pursued by Big Syke from the Outlaws. At that moment Arizona witnessed the arrival of a lyrical genius and rap assassin. Fantasy went on to record two CD’s with “2 Hard 2 Lift” and was showcased on Chris Styles CD “No One Can, Like This Mexican” as a premiere artist. Besides being an artist for Frontline, Fantasy is also the Five-Star General and Executive Director of Operations.