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“The message doesn’t defy what the letters breathe, if you sit in your shit then you’ll truly see what forever means“. This couldn’t be more compelling when describing Sinical as an Artist and as a human being. “When I was growin’ up, I always knew there was something different about me. I felt as if though, and still feel that there isn’t a single person in this life who see’s the world as I do.”
Visionary. Raised by a single mother and his grandparents, Sinical struggled to maintain a relationship with his father. “From what I can remember, the first few years of my life were great. It wasn’t until my later childhood when things began to shift. There are events, stories and other specific times that I refuse to discuss, but if you listen to me and you understand my music then you already know that”.
Adolescence. “My cousin was the one who got me into this Hip Hop shit. He sent me a track he recorded and I was absolutely amazed! From then on I wanted to learn all that I could about Hip Hop, programs, recording software, the culture, everything and anything I could get my hands on”. In middle school Sinical began writing verses. At the time he and his fellow peers thought it was poetry, when in reality it was Spoken Word. This was a form of writing only Artist’s like Common, Nas and Talib Kweli were known for.
“When I was fourteen I went to live with my grandparents for the summer. They had a small spare room that I turned into my studio”. With limited knowledge Sin began recording on sound recorder and a built in microphone on the computer screen. “I thought I had stepped my game up when I purchased a fifteen dollar mic at Radio Shack and got Cool Edit”. Intrigued by the initial response of his music, Sin locked himself in that room 24 hours a day 7 days a week. “That entire summer I must have pulled over 50 all-nighters. I would go downstairs at 5 a.m. and sit with my grandparents while they had their morning coffee”. During this time Sinical signed an Independent deal with Blaqhole Entertainment in Phoenix Arizona. The deal was short lived due to the CEO/Founder being incarcerated.
High School is where his passion began to blossom. “I had this friend who gave me my best idea at the time“. We were sitting at the lunch table my Freshman year and he said, “why don’t you burn your songs“? “I had no idea what he was talking about“. The next day he came into school with Sinical’s music on a CD. This was the beginning of something special. “I went home that day and bumped my shit till I fell asleep. I thought it was dope that I was on a CD”. A few months later Sin began duplicating his music and selling it to his classmates. “I was the only kid who rapped, they loved to hate me. It was funny though, the same group of people who would shit on me, were the same people who liked my music”. It didn’t take long before Sinical’s buzz began to spread locally.
At age 15 Sinical was invited to a local radio station where he was introduced to A&R representatives from Interscope and Arista Records. Although the meeting did not result in a record deal it was a great learning curve. “I was young and inexperienced. I was just a kid who loved Hip Hop. I didn’t know what to say to these guys, I thought my music would speak for itself”.
In Sinical’s sophomore year he released his first Album “508’s Finest” a play-off of the area he lived in. The single “If I Died” hit the top 10 on Soundclick’s Hip Hop music charts. That same year Sin dropped out of High School. The following year he returned, but was later expelled. “I just didn’t like school, I thought it was a waste of time. I was learning a bunch of shit that I thought I was never going to need in life. Not only that , but I was experiencing a lot of turmoil at home and I was constantly being kicked out or leaving. It was hard to stay focused with so much going on”. With just a 9th grade education it looked as if though music was Sin’s only alternative.
Success. “At 16 I teamed up with a local label, Silver City Records. Everybody knew us, it was like being a local celebrity. I couldn’t go anywhere without being recognized”. Sinical was introduced to a completely new experience. Up until this point everything was a solo project. “The vibe was different. For the first time in a long time I felt as if though I belonged to something greater than myself”. Throughout Sin’s one and a half year stay with the label he was featured on five Mixtapes and one Album.
Change. When one door closes, another one opens. In the spring of 2006 Sinical moved to Florida to advance his career. A friend of his was working on an Independent Label of his own, Goodfella Records. With Sinical as his Artist and affiliation with CNS Records the two were destined for greatness. “I thought this time it was going to happen. I didn’t see any of what was to come”. Within a few short months the two labels began having on-going conflicts with one another. Controversies between Sinical and the Artist’s on CNS Records soon lead him back home to Massachusetts where disappointment and anger set in.
Over the last six years Sinical has been featured on three Mixtapes, one Album and released “My Farewell 2 Hip Hop” in September of 2011.
Confronted with various disappointments and the everyday struggle of life Sinical still devotes all of his time to creating music. "This is my passion, it's what I love doing...I couldn't picture my life any different from how it is at this very moment. When I make a record I acknowledge the listener's point of view. At the same time I write what I feel, and because of that my fan's respect me and can relate to me on a personal level“. In an interview Sinical went on to say, “Rap is what I do, Hip Hop is what I live".