"3099" is the alias and side project of AUTOMatic's emcee APRIME (born Darius Windom) and serves as an introduction to the larger scope and broader horizons of APRIME's songwriting abilities. By operating under the moniker 3099, Windom is able to step outside of APRIME's typical hip-hop sensibilities to favor a more funk, electronic, and R&B based approach to music.
This project also serves as a launching point for APRIME's and DJ JDL Rockwell's production venture known as Surrender Dorothee as 5 of the 6 tracks are produced by S.D. The production mixes live playing with drum programming and the occasional usage of a sample. The project also features Milwaukee soul singer Lex Allen on two songs, adding to the texture of the entire album.