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BIG DUKE OF THE SICK ASS PSYCHO REALM / Bio

Psycho Realm is a Latin supergroup started in 1989 by brothers Sick Jacken (Jack Gonzalez) and Big Duke (Gustavo Gonzalez) from the Downtown, Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. The first recorded Psycho Realm song, "Scandalous", was released on the soundtrack of the film Mi Vida Loca in 1994. That same year B-Real of the rap group Cypress Hill saw 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 Hill related 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 were dropped from Sony as Jacken explains, "the machine was just trying to censor me / Didn't do it for Sony so 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, and released their A War Story Book 1 and Book 2 albums in 2000 and 2004. They went on to drop the Unreleased Cd after that. The label is still putting out records to this day.

Sick Jacken also went on to start a successful career as a solo artist, doing many features on songs from other successful rap artists along the way. Big Duke went on to produce music for various groups, including a track on the Sick Jacken Stray Bullets album titled Metal Rain.

Be on the lookout for new music from the Sick Symphonies label...

General Info

Band Members
Big Duke, Sick Jacken, B-Real, DJ FM, Cynic
Artist Name
BIG DUKE OF THE SICK ASS PSYCHO REALM
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/psychorealm
Active Since
09/97
Genres
Hip Hop / Underground / Hardcore

Contact Info

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Manager
Tone Lopez/Hi-Def Media

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