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Strong Arm Steady was born in the streets of Los Angeles. SAS Gang set out to create a space for artists to stay connected to the street without having to sacrifice their personalities or artistic ambitions. The original crew consisted of like-minded MCs, DJs and producers who are among CA's best: Krondon, Phil The Agony, Mitchy Slick, Xzibit, Chace Infinite, Planet Asia, DJ Khalil and DJ Truly Odd.
Over several years in the early 2000s, the Strong Arm Steady collective made a steady assault on the mixtape circuit. Mixtapes became the crew's foundation as they were among the first West Coast artists who weren't DJs or DJ-affiliated to break through in the manner of 50 Cent and Young Jeezy. The SAS Gang proved to be a pure and uncensored voice of the streets, though not in the typical fashion. They have a track record of delivering street music that drops knowledge as much as it captures the spirit of the `hood.
Over the years the crew slimmed down to Krondon, Phil and Mitchy, while releasing material in the more traditional album format. 2010's [In Search of Stoney Jackson](http://stonesthrow.com/news/2009/12/strong-arm-steady-in-search-of-stoney-jackson), added a new dimension to the SAS repertoire - a collaboration with a single producer, [Madlib](http://stonesthrow.com/madlib), and their first project with Stones Throw Records. Following their 2011 release Arms & Hammers on the Blacksmith imprint, they return to Stones Throw for another single-producer collaboration.
Stereotype features production exclusively from the Brooklyn-based DJ, Statik Selektah, whose past collaborations include Nas, Freddie Gibbs and Action Bronson and features appearances from the extended SAS family including Planet Asia and Chace Infinite plus West Coast newcomers Casey Veggies, Schoolboy Q and the Black Hippy crew and southern rap veteran David Banner.
Shipping & Returns
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.