In 1992 after 11 years in the US Navy, Harold retired early from the Military to fully pursue his passion of music. He was soon signed as a producer/artist with San Diego independent record label Deemo Records helmed by marketing guru Arthur Mitchell. Deemo Records would eventually become a subsidiary label under Solar/Hines/Epic out of Los Angeles. The infamous Death Row records crossed his path when Harold joined a team of producers who worked on the Platinum CD “Murder was the Case” In 1999, he was embraced by the city of San Diego with the awarding of the San Diego Music Award as “Best Urban Artist. Shortly there after, a BET.com online poll nominated Harold as “Breakaway Artist of the Millennium in 2000.