Video: Sadistik – “Orange”
Alternative Rapper Releases Colorful Visuals For A Stand-Out Cut From Recently Releasee Ultraviolet Album, Premiere via HipHopDX
Critical praise for Sadistik:
“He managed to do something that only a handful of rappers have done successfully – take me to a place where I felt emotional and empathetic in a very honest and beautiful way” – Kevin Nottingham
“Sadistik reigning from Washington will be turning heads if he continues down this path of ethereal trip hop laden hip hop.” – Sputnik Music
Coming off the release of his sophomore album, alternative hip-hop artist Sadistik drops trippy visuals for “Orange.” A stand-out track from his recently released Ultraviolet album, the track premiered via HipHopDX and features Sadistik in solitude, spitting rhymes as the room flashes with an array of colors. “The concept for ‘Orange’ was drawn from the ethereal nature of the song and the use of color as an existential theme,” he explains. “At the start of the video I find myself in a very hollow, bland place. As the video progresses, be it through dreams or reality, my initial starkness changes and my surroundings grow vibrant with colors that eventually entrench me fully.”
Known as the “Cigarette Burn Rap King,” Sadistik’s style employs the use of dark imagery and intense wordplay similar to hip hop pioneer, Eyedea. Sadistik released his debut album, The Balancing Act, in 2008 and followed it up in 2013 with Flowers for My Father. He toured the entire West Coast and Europe as main support on Cunnin Lynguists’ Strange Universe tour in April & May. On July 1 Sadistik released his most recent album, Ultraviolet, via Fake Four Inc., which debuted at #12 on the iTunes hip-hop chart. The album held the #1 spot on CMJ hip-hop chart for 2 weeks & peaked at #90 on the Radio 200 chart. The album’s first single “Death Warrant” featuring Tech N9ne was the #1 Indie Rap song on Complex’s DJBooth chart for over 4 weeks. In promoting the album Sadistik toured in July and August as the main support on Cage’s nationwide tour.
Check out the HipHopDX premiere: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.18159/title.sadistik-orange-
Watch “Orange”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM8dZuizCGI[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM8dZuizCGI[/youtube]
On Ultraviolet (Fake Four, Inc.), Sadistik closes his eyes tight and reaches out towards the peripheries of perception through introspection and psychedelic escapism, transcribing the vivid images crawling on the dark purple walls of his Seattle studio. The day after he finished recording 2013’s critically acclaimed Flowers For My Father, Sadistik (born Cody Foster) began writing the new record with a head full of acid, left field 60s & 70s cinema and palpable frustration with the world around him. Falling somewhere on the spectrum between the confessionals of Atmosphere and dark heart of Cage, and inspired by the delivery and ethos of the legendary Eyedea, Seattle-based emcee Sadistik has been a force on the indie scene for the better part of a decade, opening for artists such as Lupe Fiasco and collaborating with the likes of Sage Francis, Astronautalis, and Ceschi. He began Ultraviolet as an exercise in creativity, pushing himself to never take a day off and make the best album of his career for the second year in a row. Ultraviolet is Sadistik’s unabashed nose dive into the subconscious mind, a three dimensional portrait painted in hues of psychosis and psychedelia. Drawing on his background in clinical psychology and cinematic predilections, he creates a richly layered world of his own and offers the listener a passing glimpse through the keyhole.
Bio, pics, and more here: http://www.audibletreats.com/sadistik/