Swollen Members have put in work. Mad Child began building a name for himself as a solo artist while living in San Francisco, and
upon returning to his hometown of Vancouver, met Prevail, another MC who was rapidly making a reputation for himself in the
West Coast underground. The two saw one another's abilities, heard opportunity knocking and joined forces. In 1996, they
traveled to the B-Boy Summit in San Diego where Mad Child battled and was initiated into the legendary Rock Steady Crew, hip
hop's highest respected collective, making Swollen Members one of only three Rock Steady affiliated rap groups.