Tragedy and Triumph…Two sides of the same ever-spinning coin that rules the game of life. No man can predict when or on which side the coin will land, and peoples’ wildest dreams and worst nightmares come to life with its every flip. Life’s winners are those resourceful individuals who manage to turn tragedy into triumph.
The members of Los Angeles super-group Psycho Realm are no strangers to struggle. Sick Jacken with the aid of Cynic (Street Platoon) and DJ FM (Sick Symphonies) emerge as a shining example of solidarity and success against almost insurmountable odds.
Critically acclaimed Los Angeles Hip Hop group Psycho Realm was started by brothers Sick Jacken and Duke in the late 90’s. The group was discovered by Cypress Hill’s front man B Real and was signed to Ruff House/Colombia Records where they released their self-titled debut “The Psycho Realm” in 1997.
Over the years the Realm continued on, releasing, two more Psycho Realm albums: “A War Story Book I” in 2000, “A War Story Book II” in 2003, Street Platoon’s debut album “Steel Storm” in 2001, Sick Symphonies present: “The Terror Tapes” in 2006, “DJ FM’s Street Mixes”, and on 9/11/2007 released another classic when Jacken teamed up with DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill to deliver DJ Muggs Vs Sick Jacken Feat Cynic “Legend Of The Mask & The Assassin” which has sold 30,000+ units to date on Jacken’s RMG/Universal imprint.
At the present moment, the group continues to grow as artists and release quality albums into the marketplace satisfying their loyal fan base’s hunger for their style of music. Sick Jacken’s latest installment from the Psycho Realm catalog is titled “Stray Bullets” on his label RMG Street with a tentative April/May 2009 release. This album is dedicated to his past collaborations with artist with whom he shares a common musical bond.
Indie heavyweights Evidence, B Real, Immortal Technique, Planet Asia, & Chace Infinite, just to name a few, are featured as well as a few brand new bonus tracks to round out the project.
Sick Jacken is featured on B Real’s (Cypress Hill) most recent solo debut album “Smoke N’ Mirrors” (Duck Down Records) with the fiery joint “Psycho Realm Revolution” reminding true Psycho Realm fans the chemistry B Real and Sick possess as a unit.
Both Jacken and Cynic are also featured on DJ Muggs’s latest Soul Assassins installment titled “The Intermission”. Jacken trades verses with New York based artist NECRO on “Rep Yo Shit” and then teams up with Evidence of Dilated Peoples on the Alchemist produced smash “Classical”. Cynic lends his production ability on “Meet Your Maker” feat: Reef The Lost Cause & Outer Space as well as produced and featured on “World Were In” showing his ability to hold his own as a solo artist. This album is scheduled for a June 23rd, 2009 release on K7/Gold Dust Records.
Future projects that are soon to be in production are: MURS/Sick Jacken Album, PCP, collaboration with B Real, a full length solo Spanish Album, Cynic’s solo debut, & DJ FM’s collaboration album. Psycho Realm independently have nurtured and cultivated a cult following worldwide. Now they’re set to bring their experience & live show to the Rock The Bells/Paid Dues Stage this summer 2009, and continue to build on an already rapidly growing young fan base