The Art of Dying

A creative fusion of beautifully dense, iconically dark soundscapes backed by emotionally rich vocals. Sadistik & Kid Called Computer don’t just want to turn a few heads, they’re aiming to grab them by the throat and never let go.

About This Album

Very few things speak louder than progressive passion and at only 24 years of age, Sadistik has quickly become one of the most innovative new artists to display that passion from the underground hip-hop scene, mainly due to his emphasis on artistic innovation rather than the oh-so-common ego-driven bravado. By crafting a sound that is uniquely his own with intricately woven rhymes that are both emotionally resounding and technically innovative, Sadistik has been garnering new fans since the release of his debut album “The Balancing Act.” This record has been heralded by many critics for its beautifully composed production (mainly headed by Emancipator) and fearlessly emotional potency because “after you are done listening to [it] you feel as though you have the world’s strongest drug in your veins” ( Following both the critical and independent success of “The Balancing Act” was the release of the music video for the single titled “Searching for Some Beautiful” which also received an extremely positive response from both fans and new listeners alike and was rewarded with its acceptance into MTVu. Sadistik’s efforts are not limited to recordings, however, as he can be found performing his intimate yet energetic shows around his home of Seattle and around various cities in the United States.

Enter Kid Called Computer: A Kansas City native who moved to Chicago as a full-time creator of soundscapes. Branching from his production work for MCs such as Mac Lethal and Ces Cru, Kid Called Computer began creating solo instrumental music with his signature hybrid of classic hip hop bass and drums intertwined with heavy ambience and post-rock structuring and density. Sound bizarre? That’s because it is. In a culture where just as many artists try to be different as those who try to conform, Kid Called Computer just is. It is from this mutual disregard for the norm that Sadistik & Kid Called Computer formed as a duo. With so many commonalities in their outlook on music as well as their own individual strengths to bring to the table, Sadistik & Kid Called Computer have truly created a sound that is absolutely unique on their debut EP “The Art of Dying.” Sadistik & Kid Called Computer are currently preparing for their upcoming national headlining tour and beginning to work on their follow-up release.

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