HEDSICK

HEDSICK

BandRockHip Hop

HEDSICK is Beastie Boys meets Linkin Park. Our sound is Rock Hip Hop with Morris Tancredi doing serious rock singing vocals and hard live guitar and King Phaze laying down the hardcore hip hop rhymes. HEDSICK is crazed and not wrapped too tight challenging the 1st Ammendment at every corner!

Biography

Jonathan “KING PHAZE” Rivera grew up in the streets of Yonkers, New York. A hardhead most times, Phaze grew up in a one bedroom Yonkers apartment with a strong Mother, brother and father that was always away at work or just not coming home at all. So as a result, at the age of 12 Phaze began to associate himself with the wrong crowd in front of the building he lived at. Influenced by the wrong people it became became extremely difficult at the age of 15 for Phaze to stop smoking weed all day. His only escape would be his headphones listening to a mix of PANTARA, NINE INCH NAILS, MARLIN MANSON, SMASHING PUMPKINS, KORN, and the whole WU-TANG CLAN. Trying to stay positive and keep away from the negativity, Phaze would try to lead instead of being lead. Instead of running the streets engaging negativity, Phaze would get together with all of his crew and bring them to the park at night. In huge packs of male and females, they would exchange verbal combat...battling each other in rhymes. Eventually the crew formed a rap group of 6 rappers who began to record demos and battle other local rap groups.

Phaze created a local buzz and would eventually catch the ear of a local D.J who later on took Phaze to meet independent record label & studio owner George Nivkor. Impressed with Phazes talent, George placed him in the recording studio with the likes of KILLAH PRIEST, AZ, CANIBUS, JOHN FORTEY, producer/rapper DADDY ROSE and many more. George then paired Phaze up with MORRIS JOSPEH TANCREDI where the two would develope a new sound called Rock Hip Hop only be later attributed to the likes of the Beastie Boys and Linkin Park. Phaze and Morris made the kind of music that generated offers from many investors and major record labels. Phazes talents would land him doing features on other artist's singles an albums like AZ's single "I'm Back" for DADDY ROSE. At the age of 17, Phaze landed a recording contract with MOTOWN RECORDS armed with guest appearances by KILLAH PRIEST, DADDY ROSE and AZ.

Unfortunately the avoidance of negativity in Phazes life would catch up with him and during the same month of his glimpse into his recording future at Motown, both Daddy Rose and King Phaze would find them selves in prison losing their recording deals. Serving a 3 year sentence in New York State's infamous state prison system for a conviction of assault, Phaze would find himself amongst the most violent and abusive fighting everyday for his own survival. A fighter by trade and design, Phaze began to find himself becoming more of what he didn't want to be and losing faith and hope inhis music. It was then that Phaze found the Almighty Latin King & Queen Nation (ALKQN). Through their lessons and prayers, Phaze found a new way of life an being. Their teaching f Respect, Honesty, Unity, Knowledge & Love help Phaze refocus and find his music way. He began writing music again and spend most of his days in books learning. He spent time building his body and taking good care of himself mentally, physically & spiritually and upon release, like a greyhound at th track, Phaze exied the gates of prison and went straight to the Music executives to restablish himself. It is here where his new journey begins...

MORRIS JOSEPH TANCREDI grew up in Montreal, Quebec Canada where he spent the first 20 years of his life going to school and studying music. At age of 13 Morris had a deep passion to learn how to play drums. Morris wanted to be taught by the best of the best, percussionist Aldo Mazza. At his request he said that learning piano would make Morris a better drummer so his mother enrolled him in piano and all available music programs. Morris continued his studies in the art including his studies in Italian Opera, guitar, trombone and a degree in Audio Engineering. Morris loved to play Hockey and was part of many local rock bands. Morris however, felt that the montreal music scene was shifting towards tribute bands, and although he was great fan of the classic rock bands, he wanted to make his own mark in the industry. He packed up his life in his mustang and moved to a loft in Queens, New York where he opened his own recording studio. He split his time working in music stores and taking sessions in his studio and other studios to teaching piano & guitar to pay his bills. Morris met a studio owner in Yonkers, New York named George Nivkor & began working in his studio part time as a recording engineer. During this time Morris'visa had expired and he moved back to Canada but always kept in touch with his friend Phaze.

With Phaze in New York and Morris in Canada they were able to record a full length KING PHAZE mix tape sending pro tools files through the mail. The CD was a local smash and landed on the desk of KOCH ENTERTAINMENT distributed by BIG DADDY RECORDS CEO SAMMY Z. Sammy Z quickly signed Phaze and Morris to a recording contract. It was a Rock Hip Hop influenced song on Phazes record called “Down

Discography

HEDSICK LP - Have It All - Release Date 10/1/2008
HEDSICK Singles:

1. Throw Em Up
2. My Beat Turned Up (Feat. Kashmere)
3. Get Off My Dick
4. Life
5. Slip Away
6. Have It All
7. Fade Away
8. Lately
9. HEDICK Killa
10.Repin NY

Set List

5 Songs In Our Set List:

1. My Beat Turned Up
2. Get Off My Dick
3. Fade Away
4. Lately
5. Have It All