Days before we hit the road on the At It Again Tour, we had no shows booked in New Mexico… Fortunately, due to some hard work, we managed to get 2 shows in 1 night including a performance in Albuquerque at The Launchpad. This is where I met Sepsis, an artist, promoter, and pretty much a jack of all trades in the underground music scene of ABQ.
Mad respect and shouts to SacOne, Adrenaline Truth, Kron Jeremy, and the whole Desert Banditz crew for all the love they showed us in NM.
Below is my brief interview with Sepsis.
What’s the scene like in Albuquerque? What other artists should we watch for?
The scene as far as rap/hip hop out here in Albuquerque, New Mexico is just like any other city that has a population of half of a million. Of course you have the groups and labels that stick together and don’t like to network and work with others, but that’s everywhere and every scene. Our purpose for Sep Promotions/Septicemia Records is to keep all underground musicians united and to network with as many possible people in the industry that we can. We appreciate anyone and everyone that supports our cause. There are a lot of talented locals here so keep an eye out for; Ill Nickell (Slaughtercore Ent.), Dezert Banditz, Dmize, Cryogenik Stylez, Genghis Khan, and many more…
What inspired and motivated you to pursue music and specifically Hip Hop?
Ever since I was a kid I enjoyed all types of different music, and I specifically remember being about 8 years old and jamming to 2 Pac & Dr. Dre “California Love”. My mom would tell you that before I was 8 yrs old that I would watch performances of Michael Jackson and dance in front of the TV screen, you know stuff like that. When I turned 12 yrs old I learned how to play guitar and also started becoming interested in writing music and lyrics, even though I had always enjoyed writing. The biggest influence to me as far as style at the time was Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid and Three 6 Mafia. I liked the dark lyrics, sound and vibe. When I turned 16 yrs old I began getting a lot more into making my hobby into a full-time passion. So besides pursuing Metal and multi-instruments, I also pursued the art known as rhyming and beatmaking.
Where can we connect with you online?
You can find the whole Eternal Sadizt line-up on Reverb Nation, search for Septicemia Records and you’ll notice that we are currently #1 on the local Rap Charts (www.reverbnation.com/seprecords). We also have an Official Website where you can find upcoming events, listen to music, and connect with all 6 members of our group (www.jcastice.wix.com/seppromotions). Our group Tortu-R-us is working on our first studio album, you can find older music from us at (www.reverbnation.com/torturus & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sxIaJYyLDY). Or you can simply go to facebook and keyword search: Septicemia Records or Justin Sepsis Cassin.
Any last thoughts? Shout outs?
Like I stated before we are always open to network and collaborate with underground musicians of all different genre’s, local and nationally. We do styles in genre’s of rap, hip hop, pop, and horrorcore. Please listen, share and connect. Shot outs to; Sac One, Slaughtercore Ent, Sik Side Records, Kron Jeremy, Adrenaline Truth, Nutty Nilz, Scum & Lyrical Snuff Productions, Severed Mac, Charles Ex, Friday Night Street Beats 89.9 KUNM, Kuma @ The Kave Productions, The V.I.K.I.N.G.S. (Genghis Khan & J Ceaz), Bill “Ivy” Ebanks & JE @ Curbside Records, Dollabill & Sixx, Jay Ara, Big Two, Lil Vic, Knucklez Deep, John Wall @ Wall Of Sound, and to everyone else you know who you are…Much Underground Luv!