In the 90's, The blocks of "ALBINA Ave" served as the breeding ground for youth growing up in the "Hustla's life" and "Gangsta's Paradox". It took more than just being your average daily hustler to hold your own. More than a gangsta to get a pass, bigger than an O.G to be respected. With ALBINA & KILLINGSWORTH being the cornerstone a foundation was created. Through the flames and out of the ashes brought forth the afterbirth of reality. Both street savvy and wise, the youth of this North Portland community were able to surpass a challenged livelihood & render an unchallenged way of survival by any means necessary. It was of the atmosphere upon which The "A.L.B" was founded and created.. THE STREETS MADE ME: The "A.L.B" short for (ALBINA) roots from the streets of North Portland, a product of the Portland streets. Founding members: D. Eagle, J. Jordan, M-One.