Eastcide formed in the mid 90's, breaking the mold indefinitely with their heavy sound and undeniable groove. Varying up the metal genre, they were gaining much attention among their peers. By far one of the first bands on the east coast ever to introduce hip-hop into the metal/hardcore scene. Jakob D. with his hard hitting lyrics, and introducing turntablist Markie B. into the band, they were gaining much notice in their local scene. Creating such songs as "Glowbox" and "Uagain", Champy and Ryan's innovative guitar styles were putting them in a status all their own.