Preserves is a new record by ST/MiC and Elusive. It all started with the Beat Placement record Elusive released on Fly Definition Music back in the spring. ST/MiC was asked to do a verse on one of the beats for a promotional track. Problem was, he couldn't pick just one of the beats. So naturally, the hungry emcee in him ate up several of the beats in a short period of time. It started with the title track, Fly Def, which ended up being the first promotional freestyle for the Beat Placement (later on he added Jazz Addixx on the second verse to complete the track for the final version of Preserves). Within the first week ST/MiC had written 4 of the songs, recorded two, and by the end of the month he had written the entire EP, recorded all of the verses and was mixing down his verses while waiting on the cameo verses from the other emcees he included on the project. Everything came together really fast honestly. It was less than two months from the time ST/MiC got the beats until he finished the project, aside from having it mastered, which is a story in and of itself...