- Psycho Realm
Infobox musical artist
Name = Psycho Realm
Background = group_or_band
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genre = Hip hop
Years_active = 1989 - present
Sick Symphonies Ruff House Records
URL = [http://www.psychorealmonline.com/ www.psychorealmonline.com]
Current_members = Jacken
Psycho Realm is a
Latinhip hop group started in 1989 by brothers Jacken(Joaquin Gonzalez) and Big Duke (Gustavo Gonzalez) from the Downtown, Pico-Unionarea of Los Angeles. The first recorded Psycho Realm song, "Scandalous", was released on the soundtrack of the film Mi Vida Loca in 1993. That same year B-Realof the rap group Cypress Hillsaw Psycho Realm performing at Olvera Street for an End Barrio Warfare concert. Their performance inspired B-Real to the point that he wanted to join the group. With this time period being the height of Cypress Hill’s career anything Cypress Hillrelated would get major publicity. In 1997 Sony released the first Psycho Realm album, labeled as an addition to the Cypress Hill Family by the sticker placed on the CD case. Due to conflicts with the record label the Gonzalez brothers left Sony as Jacken explains, "the machine was just trying to censor me / Didn't do it for Sonyso they ended up releasing me / Independent, no longer locked down for an infinity / So my vicinity stays true to my identity." The brothers then went on to form Sick Symphonies, their own record label, which lacked the big budget for promotion and distribution in chain stores along with group member B-Real, who was stuck on his contract with Sony for Cypress Hill.
On January 29,
1999at 12:05 a.m. one month before the expected release of the second Psycho Realm album, Duke was shot in a confrontation while trying to split up a fight at Tommy's Burger Stand at Beverly and Rampart Boulevard in Los Angeleswhich left him paralyzedfrom the neck down for life. The shooter, a 24 year old named Robert Gorcsi, who was on paroleat the time of the shooting, was given a bond set at 1.6 million dollars, he was eventually jailed for attempted murder. [ [http://www.lapdonline.org/january_1999/news_view/28065 official website of THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT ] ] Jacken later that same year released A War Story: Book I with B-Real only appearing on one song. In 2001 the Sick Symphonies label released The Steel Storm the first album of a new group called Street Platoon. Jacken with the help of Street Platoon finished A War Story: Book II which came out at the end of 2003, which was already halfway done before the shooting of Duke.
The Psycho Realm
* 1998 "The Unreleased CD"
A War Story Book I
A War Story Book II
Chemical Warfare/The Face Behind The MaskSick Jacken worked and rapped on the:
Cartel De Santatrack "Jake Mate" from the self titled album
* 2006 La Coka Nostra track "Fuck
P.O.D.track "On The Grind" featuring Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.and Amy Terrinfrom the album Testify
Evidence (artist)- The Weatherman track " Born in LA " Ft. Sick Jacken & Chace Infinite
Immortal Technique-Hollywood drive by ft. Sick Jacken and Cynic from the album The 3rd world
Snowgoons-Sick Life ft Sick Jacken, Cynic & Bacardi Riam from the album Black SnowAlso Psycho Realm presents Sick Symphonies:
* 2005 "Psycho Realm and Street Platoon Present... Sick Symphonies: Sickside Stories"
*2007 "Sick Symphonies Presents DJ FM Street Mixes Vol.1"
Sick Jacken Albums:
*2006 "Sick Jacken & Cynic: The Terror Tapes Vol.1"
*2007 "DJ Muggs vs. Sick Jacken:
Legend of the Mask and the Assassin"
* [http://www.psychorealmonline.com Official Website]
* [http://www.ollinproject.com/bios/psychorealm.asp Psycho Realm Bio]
* [http://www.brownpride.com/articles/article.asp?a=469 Big Duke Interview]
* [http://www.latinrapper.com/psycho_realm_interview.html Psycho Realm] Interview
* [http://www.psychorealm.net Original Website] (not updated)
* [http://www.thaformula.com/dj_fm_of_psycho_realm_introducing_the_street_mixes.htm DJ FM interview]
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