Epademik is a standout among the contemporary hip-hop community. His relentless attitude toward the
quality of his work and its continued originality and improvement has been echoed in his unstoppable rise in the
hip-hop world. Epademik's journey into the world of music began in the early 1990's when his older brother introduced him to the hip-hop scene. Studying such legendary hip-hop pioneers as Big Daddy Kane, KRS-1, Too Short & Special Ed to name a few, Epademik's distinctive style of expression began to take shape. After years of fine-tuning his freestyle skills, Epademik began battling other emcees and building a reputation for his often humorous rhymes. As time went on Epademik and his older brother formed a group called the Casual Crew and performed at a number of local clubs, including Sloppy Joe's (irvine, ca), The Block Of Orange (Orange, Ca), Stadium Palladium (Anaheim, CA), and Shepherds night club (Phoenix, AZ). After three years, two albums completed, and a significant fan base, the Casual Crew disbanded, forcing Epademik to contemplate which way to take his career. In the void left by the breakup of the Casual Crew, Epademik honed his artist skills even more by becoming more involved in the production aspects of hip-hop. Networking with producers and artists throughout southern california and arizona he gained notoriety for his creative song writing. Feeling it was time to seriously pursue a solo career, Epademik virtually disappeared from the music scene for almost a year to perfect his debut album, and in the summer of 2004 Listen At Your Own Risk was released.
The lead single Act Like You Know hailed the number one spot on the Open Mic Show (klbc.Org, long beach city college) for six weeks, until being retired by another of Epademik's songs. In 2006, Epademik's second solo album, The Third Finger, was released nationally in stores and internationally via the internet. Despite currently being an independent artist, Epademik's work has received radio play nation-wide, including in the states of Massachusetts, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, and of course California. Such national renown continues to demonstrate Epademik's unstoppable rise toward the very top of the hip-hop community. Epademik was nominated for hip hop artist of the year at the 2007 Orange County Music Awards and was nominated in 2008 for urban artist of the year. At this time is when Epademik teamed up with Antonia Bernal, who handles Epademik's promotions/marketing & P.R. work. Most recently Epademik has teamed up with Dj Arkane (shadyville dj's) to put out his latest mixtapes. This has lead to Epademik working with Cashis (shady records). Truly great things are in store for this Orange County hip hop artist. For 2009 he had the opportunity to meet with the multi-platinum publicist Jonathan Hay which in turn landed him a one album deal with hoopla media group / lrt/ /universal. Epademik's release on hoopla / lrt / universal is titled "Addicted To The Grind", which was released Nov. 11, 2010. In Dec. 2010 Epademik teamed up with Da' Hitman (Dallas, Tx. Dj & music director of survradio) and released the mixtape titled "Jesus Syndrome" and to date the mixtape has over 24,000 downloads online. Epademik continues to release music for his fans via the internet & the streets to satisfy his loyal fanbase hunger for his music. Epademik also consistently posts video blogs that update his fans about what he has coming up & what he is involved in. Epademik's video blogs have been quoted as "entertaining informative, real & funny as hell!" In October 2011 Epademik inked his own digital distribution thru InGrooves along with physical store distribution for his own label, Bad Seed Entertainment. The first release on Bad Seed was "1918" on Nov. 8, 2011. For 2013 Epademik released his new LP titled Beast Within on January 15th under his label Bad Seed Entertainment thru a new situation with Empire Distribution. [+]
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