Pseudo Slang (BRONX, BUFFALO, CHICAGO) is a jazzy hip-hop outfit fronted by Emcee Sick aka Sickeeesick working with a brilliant crew of collaborators such as Pawcut, a Cat Called FRITZ, David Goliath, Japandrew, Rawhead, Dj Form, and many more. The PSlang has been extremely active touring internationally for nearly two decades, and will be yet again-gain with a Cat Called FRITZ from 2023-2024 in support of 2XLP “What The Neighbors —–?” with Pawcut (Sept 15, 2023) which features some amazing contributors. Here’s the first vid from it: Pseudo Slang x Pawcut “coo comfeee” ft. Nilua
Boasting a lengthy catalogue of releases spanning 25+ years with a focus on the beloved medium of vinyl, PS 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 incredibly fruitful, check some of the recent isshhh: Gratis Download of the Wanderverse C-Side (Chi-Side) – an excerpt from the proper hour-long Wanderverse album etched onto a Gatefold Double-LP which was manifested during a protracted existential wandering of the unabridged variety… in short this musical journey.
Pseudo Slang remains vigorously prolific in the wake of the recent span of devastation to all artists and independent venues that support them, and general abuses of predatory capitalism leeching off our culture and communities.
Check out our PSelect Vids right here on our new and updated psite.
JB / Sick
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