Def Dee is heating up the Northwest this winter with some new production - this time with a new free Ep "Zulu Delta". The young Seattle producer wanted to get heads open with something fresh from his crew. Enter ZAR. One of the most original and clever emcees in the Northwest, ZAR is used to spitting bars and breakin' backwoods with the homie Dee since junior high. The years of chemistry show, as ZAR sounds right at home over Dee's 96 inspired production. "Getting creative was the easy part... I was just trying to express my own personal interpretation of Hip-Hop," says Zar, "This Ep was intended to show that there still exists classic lyricists."
"Superman's Dead" is a story of betrayal, heartbreak, lies, trust, and personal strife, where the "World's Strongest Superhero" meets his downfall and demise. "Superman's Dead" is unique, because rather than rap straight-forward to deliver the message, Jus Daze conveys the story's theme through the use of symbols, metaphors, and imagery which he narrates using a dream sequence.
Maffew Ragazino takes a moment during a recording session at Krystal Clear Recordings to update his friends and fans about his upcoming free album "White Gold,” his favorite Jordan shoe, what you can expect from him in 2013 & more. “White Gold’ will be released in February 2013.
Antoine Banks is a talented man with a dream, a plan, and hope. Born in Hobbs, New Mexico but spent majority of his life in Dallas, Texas and rapping since he could pick up a microphone. It wasn’t until he turned 18 and realizing that he truly had a talent, a gift, a blessing and he was going to take advantage of every bit of it. His catchy, lyrical punchlines and the way he finds a way to relate his life and lyrics to your life story, proves that there are great things for his future.
PR: Sadistik Announces Pre-Order for Fake Four Debut
The Pacific Northwest offers pine lined mountain ridges, picturesque lakes and some of the most serene, uncorrupted beauty that one is likely to find in America. It also offers the ominous grey skies that pervade Seattle and often seep into the pores of its inhabitants. Cody Foster, the artist better known as Sadistik, calls Seattle home and knows the natural splendor as well as he knows the seasonal affective disorder that can carry on long past winter.
Flowers For My Father, which features guest shots from Cage, Deacon the Villain, Astronautalis, Ceschi and Child Actor, marks Sadistik's first solo long player since The Balancing Act and charts his growth in spades. Evolving his style to a more synthesized rendition of a signature cinematic Seattle sound, the new album displays a distinct juxtaposition of Sadistik's complex, vulnerable writing with textured, ambient production handled by the likes of Blue Sky Black Death and Kno of CunninLynguists. The result is his most mature and revealing project to date, with lush soundscapes lifting Sadistik’s verses from a vast darkness.
Shortly after the release of The Balancing Act, Sadistik's father tragically passed. Never one to shy away from heavy topics or keep his personal life personal, Sadistik wrote Flowers for his late father, choosing to treat each song as an update of what has happened in his life since. This is reflected in writing that delves into depression, heartbreak, optimism and the struggle to make sense of the ever-shifting pieces in the world around him.
Check out "Exit Theme" featuring Astronautalis and Lotte Kestner and be on the lookout for The Hops & Scotch Tour with Sadistik and DJ Abilities.
Flowers For My Father is now available for pre-order. Exclusive Circle Into Square web store pre-orders include:
- The first ever Sadistik hoodie (in sizes XS - 3XL) with artwork by Shawn Coss
- 3 different signed Sadistik posters with artwork by Shawn Coss
All packages come with an album download. Some of these items are limited to 100.