Pseudo Slang (BRONX, BUFFALO, CHICAGO) is a jazz-esque varietal of underground hip-hop led by Emcee Sick aka sickeeesick who pushes an envelope overflowing with poetic pattern-work composing a 3-Decade long body of music, the main focus our beloved medium of vinyl. The roadways can call the PSlang a dependable resident having lived a strong tour life for about 20 years now, recording new music at every stop with brilliantly creative beings. Having just completed the 2023 “fantasticallee allured” Tour with ‘the cat’ in support of the “What The Neighbors —–?” 2xLP Album with Pawcut (Sep 15, 2023) the next dates are already tetris’ing, starting in meister Paw’s hometown of Minden on Feb 9.
From the heaviest, dirtiest beatscapes, to whimsical lyrical sidewinder, PS’s long list of albums are each journeys you can submerge yourself in. We invite you to explore Pseudo Slang via however you absorb music, but of course hope it is with a turntable.
In a state of steady & constant collaboration, Pseudo Slang lushly enhances your frequency tuning with close co-conspirators Pawcut, a Cat Called FRITZ, David Goliath, Japandrew, Rawhead, Dj Form, amongst many many more you will discover in your exploratory missions.
Pseudo Slang has predominantly self-released on Sick’s label Baby Steps Hip Hop (aka Baby Steps Again) which was born during the Decade-Long Weekly Hip-Hop Event by the same name, most notably where the Griselda movement cut its teeth and formed in Buffalo, NY.
PS’s long-running collaboration with beat master-crafter Pawcut has been wildly fruitful, check some of that here: Gratis Download of the Wanderverse C-Side (Chi-Side) – an excerpt from the proper hour-long Wanderverse album (Gatefold Double-LP) manifested from a protracted existential wandering…
Pseudo Slang remains vigorously prolific despite continued devastation to all artists and independent venues that support them, under the general *uckery of predatory capitalism leeching off our culture and communities.
here's what people have to say
about Pseudo Slang
“This is what would’ve happened if Digable Planets formed a supergroup with Slum Village.”– okayplayer.com
“Pseudo Slang is the thinking fan’s kind of hip-hop”– Chicago Sun-Times
“When I first heard Pseudo Slang ‘Yes Doubt’ I was floored, and it became my #1 Song of 2008. I’ve been doing radio for 18 years but few songs ever gave me chills, ‘Yes Doubt’ was one of them. I can’t wait for the album.”
– Dj 3rd Rail Chicago DJ and Radio Legend, 89.3FM WNUR, DJ3RDRAIL.COM
“Fat Beats have signed a great act here and we hope to hear more of their output if the standard of production and rhymes are like these.”
– Fat City Records