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Earlier this year, Sadistik announced his new album, Flowers For My Father, a project that pulls its inspiration from the passing of Sadistik's father and rings as the Seattle rapper's most personal work to date. The album will be released on February 19th via Fake Four, Inc., but before then, Sadistik is today releasing the album's first official single, "Kill The King," which features Deacon The Villain and is produced by Kno, who, together, make up two-thirds of the beloved underground group CunninLynguists.

The title, "Kill The King," draws its name from the acoustic album When In Rome... Kill The King, made by Sadistik’s late friend and accomplished rapper, Eyedea. Heavy and ponderous, according to Sadistik, "it basically means to kill your ego in order to gain objectivity and express yourself with honesty." And Sadistik drives that theme home throughout the record, with open, exploring lines like, "I won't say I'm getting stronger/ 'Cause what doesn't kill me only makes me wait a little longer."

It was a late night creation for Sadistik that flowed smoothly from a single bassline, one that delivers a bit of an aggressive departure from the more ethereal tone of the album's previous Blue Sky Black Death productions, and it was the beat's aggressiveness that directed Sadistik's approach to the song. "When Kno sent me the instrumental," says Sadistik, "I immediately thought of the famous Tupac line from 'Hail Mary' – 'I ain't a killer but don't push me' – and I just kind of went from there."

While Flowers For My Father is light on rap guests, working with longtime friends Deacon and Kno, who hail from Kentucky, gave Sadistik a chance to show off a different side of his musicality. "I like how it's a balanced mix between our sounds and regions," notes Sadistik. "Kno and Deacon provided a very Southern take for me, which was great."

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The Background:

Flowers For My Father marks Sadistik's first solo album since his 2008 debut, The Balancing Act, and charts his growth in spades. Evolving his style to a more synthesized rendition of a signature cinematic Seattle sound, the new album displays a distinct combination of Sadistik's complex, vulnerable writing with textured, ambient production handled by the likes of Blue Sky Black Death and Kno of CunninLynguists. Featured guest performances from indie hip hop heroes such as Cage, Deacon The Villain, Astronautalis, and more result in his most developed, mature, and revealing project to date. Shortly after the release of The Balancing Act, Sadistik's father tragically passed. Never one to shy away from heavy topics or keep his personal life personal, Sadistik wrote this album for his late father, choosing to treat each song as an update of what has happened in his life since. This is reflected in writing which delves into depression, romance, heartbreak, optimism and the struggle to make sense of the ever-shifting pieces in the world around him. Flowers For My Father will be released on February 19, 2013 via Fake Four, Inc.


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