Sick Jacken (of Pycho Realm)
The Shape Shifters, Of Mexican Descent, Philiano, Dj Roach, DJ Deeskee, Hosted by Gel Roc
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Sick Jacken (of Psycho Realm)
The Psycho Realm is an American hip hop group started in 1989 by brown man & brothers Sick Jacken (Joaquin 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.
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, 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.
The Shape Shifters
The Shape Shifters are an underground hip hop collective based in Los Angeles, California.It consists of Akuma, Awol One, Circus, Die Young, Existereo, LA Jae, Life Rexall, and Radioinactive.
Of Mexican Descent
Born and raised in Detroit Raul Rocha is the son of accordion player and vocalist Librado Rocha. He is a DJ, producer and label owner (Nuestro Futuro).