ARTISTS

Pseudo

Welcome to the mind of Pseudo!
The Dayton Ohio based phenomenon, Pseudo! Cites inspiration from the obscure corners of
the old school hip hop underground. With a Father that loved and listened to more conscious
and lyrical hip hop such as Del the Funky Homosapien, De la soul and Nas to name a few. Having
that kind music around at such an early age, helped him define an individualistic style of funky
cadences, unique clever lyrics and chantey hooks.
With influences like this in his life, as well as a background in performance art. Pseudo’s passion
for the genre became a reality when he recorded his first song at the age of 20. From there he
began to hone his craft by working behind the scenes as a songwriter on various artists projects
as well as recording demos to shop around for labels. Wanting to carve his own identity, he
began releasing his early projects on cassette and getting a distribution deal to have them sent
around the globe, allowing him to get a small cult following in underground circles. He signed a deal with Hardcore Rap 4 Life label as he felt the old school
rowdy, boom bap style of the label would be a great combination to his unorthodox old school
style.
“Frustrated” simply put, is a very angry debut album. “I’m very happy with how this record has come along”
says Pseudo. “It’s essentially a mosh pit record, but has a great deal of writing put into it as
well as deep references from dark events throughout hip hop and history in general. Plus the
anger comes from a genuine place. Partly from frustrations dealing with the music industry
and having to let people know I’m not one to fuck with even if I have a friendly smile on my face
haha!” The debut album has lots of crowd rousing hooks to definitely get people moving as well
as Pseudo’s “give no fucks” attitude when performing the material shows that this could go a
long way. “Frustrated” will be out soon on the Hardcore Rap 4 Life label and will be available on
Bandcamp, YouTube as well as physical releases for all you collectors out there! So go out and
give it a listen when it’s here! Cause if you sleep, Pseudo will come and pimp smack your ass
awake!!

Mula-N-Effect

Mula-n-effect, (Jason Moore) has a knack for what he does.. Mula was born and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY, home of the Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. Born on May 15, 1982, he was 11 or 12 around the time that the two hip-hop legends emerged in the mid-90’s.

At his absorbant age, the hip-hop sounds and lyrical messages caught on quick and his knack developed. Throughout the years, he wrote and practiced until he became what he is today: A well-rounded hip-hop artist. Many say that Mula is easy to get to know both in person and through his music. He says, “I’m building a musical relationship with my audience. After hearing me, they will feel like they have known me forever.”

He gained attention from the record label “Hardcore Rap 4 Life” through his music. Hardcore Rap 4 Life immediately recognized Mula-N-Effect skills and gritty voice, and after seeing the potential in working together, Mula-N-Effect joined the label. Their first release “Did Nothing 4 Me” feels like what Hip Hop needs now, hardcore beats with a real message behind the lyrics. If you haven’t been listening to Mula-N-Effect yet, the time is now!

 

Caligula Stylz

Deciding to start his career in music, Cali started penning rhymes at a young age, cultivating his skills and drawing from the diverse lessons he learned over the years. Eventually, he established himself as an artist in Virginia (Hampton Roads); adopting the name Caligula Stylz (shortened to Cali), as an ode to his ability to be inclusive of all musical genres and styles. From the recording process to laying ad-libs over a track, Cali ensured that each element of his work was infused with his bravado: a mix of conscious rhymes, exceptional knowledge of music composition, and an infectious persona that compliments his individuality.

Caligula proves that hip-hop’s disappearing regionalism isn’t a gimmick- it’s historic and necessary. State lines fade as New York’s cultural style infiltrates the West Coast and Southern beats infuse the Midwest. Rap music is undergoing a much-needed transformation through the genius of artists such as Cali, who double as hip-hop music mavericks and agents of change.

Always up for a challenge, Cali experimented by dissecting each region of rap, each genre of music, and then adding in a heavy dose of his personality. Tackling battle in any type of rap in his career has given him a well-rounded musical portfolio that defies any musical counterpart in the field.

In his freestyle mixtape hosted by DJ Des, he proved he can rap on any beat, from New York hardcore and grimey boom bap beats like Last Dayz by ONYX to g-funk west coast beats like All Eyes On Me by 2PAC. It permitted him to gain attention to the Hardcore Rap 4 Life record label. And once they got in touch, everything clicked. They are very busy working on Caligula’s first album coming out in 2019 entitled “Rated Hardcore”. The beats in the album are heavily inspired by producer Chyskills beats on the 1993 hardcore rap album, Bacdafucup. With this first album for Cali and for Hardcore Rap 4 Life records, the aim is to bring back the hardcore rap by storm and show everyone the genre is far from dying.

 

Draid Vicious

DRAID is an acronym which stands for Divine, Ruling, God, I, Divine. Vicious is the rebellious, unruly side. Essentially Draid Vicious symbolizes the constant battle between good and evil; the ying and the yang.

Draid Vicious was born in Austin TX, where he lived for ten years before moving to Pennsylvania. Many of his uncles and cousins from his father’s side are musicians, so from an early age, he was introduced to performing and playing music. It wasn’t until moving to Pennsylvania that he began to find his passion for hip-hop. In junior high, Draid linked up with a DJ that was looking for rappers to flow on his beats. That’s where his journey as an MC began. He was mesmerized by the rhyme schemes, energy, and persona of the hip-hop culture. After discovering the passion for the art, he got into the battle scene where he was very succesful. He won numerous battles all over the tri-state area and began to make a name for himself. However, the battle scene didn’t seem to scratch his musical itch and he was striving for more. He began recording his debut mixtape in 2009 titled “I of the Storm”. From there he continued battling and writing music, focusing on developing a respectable craft. In 2013 he won the biggest prize from battle rap, beating top MCs from the surrounding cities. The following day he shot his first video titled “Strength”, which he produced himself. From there he independently released his debut album “Manifest Destiny” which was labeled an instant underground classic by his peers.

Since releasing that project, he has been intent on perfecting his craft, and that work finally paid off when he got the attention of the Hardcore Rap 4 Life label. They are currently working on an album and it is due to release in 2019.

Dre Nitty

A hiphop artist/ songwriter. A Salinas, CA native. Developing music for over 15 years. Various sounds and styles mixed with articulate rhyme patterns and schemes.

He has a unique sound that is far from duplicate and derivative. He has teamed up with Hardcore Rap 4 life to provide the masses with some real, authentic, and classic material. Dre Nitty’s sound mixed with Blowin Up Beats original rugged and raw production , has definitely set the standards with their latest project “Real 2 InfiNItty” which provides some dope, energetic, ear grabbing tunes to nod your head to.

Dre Nitty’s ability to paint pictures with his dynamic flow and wordplay are quite recognizable. Motivated to make music better and better after discovering the respect and love for the art…after all, someone has to step up and set the bar, and Dre Nitty accepts the challenge willingly.

Before joining up with Hardcore Rap 4 Life, Dre Nitty has independently released projects such as “All EARz On Me,” “CashOnDelivery,” “OpportuNitty Knox,” “Smash Bros” …