Psycho Realm at Paid Dues 2012 [via BrownPride.com]
The Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival brought to you by Guerrilla Union took place in San Bernardino, California on April 7, 2012. The Festival featured hip-hop heavyweights, from the Shaolin’s Wu-Tang Clan to the City of Lost Angel’s own The Psycho Realm.
With thousands of the sick side soldiers in attendance, a majority of them in the latest Psycho Realm graphic tees, the arena was filled with anticipation. When Sick Jacken, Cynic, and DJ Fm appeared on stage you could hear the deafening chants of “Psychooooo”.
Sick Jacken started the concert with his new single “I’m Gone”, off the soon to be released “Terror Tapes Vol. 2” featuring Cynic of Street Platoon (to be released on May 15, 2012).
One of the memorable moments of the night was when Sick Jacken gave a shout out to his brother Big Duke and the crowd shouted back “DUKE-DUKE-DUKE”, DJ FM then cut into “Premonitions” from their first self-titled album, where Big Duke’s voice filled the entire auditorium with his legendary style “Para toda la gente. lo que va a pasar aqui. son recursos del nuevo mundo. todo se tiene que arreglar aqui. porque aqui nadie me manda…”
Cynic and Jacken followed that up with one of my favorite jams “Dead Lines” off The Street Platoon’s “Steel Storm” album and The Ollin Project Compilation.
The day also marked Sick Jacken’s birthday, but the surprise was on us. B-Real of Cypress Hill came out from backstage with a microphone in hand and started spitting…
“We came to drop these styles; it’s no shock We rock ’til the cops come and knock non-stop We come from Psycho Cities and Blocks We’re raised by gunshots low life in hip hop”
The street anthem “Psycho City Blocks” is guaranteed to cause a massive mosh-pit, on any night.
After a solid hour on stage Sick Jacken thanked all the “Psychos” for sharing his birthday with him. He ended the night with “Good Times” – with a bottle of “Gentleman Jack” in his right hand and the mic in the other…
“I like to have a good time, Joke a little, Toke a little, Drink a little wine”