Since 1989 (then known as "X-A-Q Shunn Muzick"), Sykadelik Entertainment has released over 40 projects - including music, movies, books & more - without any major marketing or distribution assistance and have earned a significant cult following & fan base that stretches across the world.
THE SEGway is a 100% Independent Multimedia Company
owned & operated by the independent recording artist, producer,
writer, filmmaker, graphic artist & web designer, published author,
poet, studio engineer, mixer/master, music publisher, musician, entrepreneur,
restaurateur, office supply retail store owner/operator, animal-rights activist, philanthropist, 5-Star General & decorated Veteran of multiple wars,
Fighting Irishman w/ earned stripes, Hip Hop pioneer & originator of various
rap sub-genres that are commonly imitated, validated Boss of The Sykadelik Music Crew (sometimes also referred to as The Sacrificial Militia Cult, The Stockton Mafia Click and The Sick Maniac Coalition, and The Esemci Family) - but is most commonly just simplified to the abbreviated acronym of "SMC") - a group of rappers, singers, producers, studio professionals, DJ's, hype-men, promotional strategists, members of marketing street teams in many different locations across the globe, security personnel, show promoters, video editors, cinematographers, graphic artists & wed designers, painters & hand-drawing artists, cartoonists, manufacturers of retail-ready physical goods produced for public consumption, social media marketing specialists, office staff in administrative and various assistant positions, A&R personnel, music managers and entertainment lawyers, publicists, product distributors of both physical goods and products available for digital downloading, individuals who specialize in one-on-one direct interaction with "made members" of the global BRAINiac fan base, personal assistants tasked with taking care of many daily interactions with the public on behalf of some of the most introverted artists and higher level administrative type individuals involved with out movement who suffer from similar anti-social disorders, on-staff mental health treatment specialists that are on-call at all times and on any day of the week to offer expert and extremely effective counseling and treatment for our business staff personnel, members of our artistic roster and the technical crew behind-the-scenes who play a direct and invaluable role in helping the creative genius of our artists come to fruition...
Despite having a very large number of cats involved with our movement, obviously the most well known and the face of the company is the recording artist, producer, writer, filmmaker, graphic designer, studio engineer/mixer/master & published author (among many other) - who also established the company in 1989 and continues to operate to this very day as the sole Owner & CEO...
At only age 12, Brainwash founded Sykadelik Entertainment in 1989 (then named
X-A-Q Shunn Muzick) when he, along with a handful of other young kids (& a couple older ones too) - as a group called Stockton 187 - who, in '89, were able to somehow record their little 13-song, ridiculously poor quality, amateur-recorded, debut (and only) underground tape (recorded on a cheap dual-deck karaoke machine and a terrible-quality microphone that had a short in the cord, a cheap mixer, a couple turntables, a generic little "mall keyboard" (that didn't even have any kind of sequencing capabilities or even any outputs to connect it to other equipment), along with a gigantic school-marching-band bass drum and mallet that the crew broke-into their middle school band-room one night to "borrow" and use to add some harder bass kicks than that horrible mall Keyboard had on their terrible little drum loop patterns available on the keyboard - which were used as the bulk of any songs they didn't sample any other's artists drums to built a drum loop out of for their own songs. The final pieces of equipment added to the studio were a homemade "popper-stopper" for the mic - using a bent wire-coat hanger and a pair of pantyhose pulled over it, along with a guitar that a member named Boss brought with him, as he was a guitarists for a rock band before joining Stockton 187 too. Despite their best efforts, their "Stockton's Most Wanted" album came out horrible - but it was something they created, so they were proud of it. Plus there was really no one else in Stockton California doing rap music yet - so they were kind-of popular among friends for that fact alone. Other Stockton kids were loving the fact that there were some homegrown rappers doing rap songs that represented their city and were so enamored by that, that they kinda overlooked the fact that the songs themselves were pretty much garbage, and Stockton 187 were considered small-time, local legends already and it was only 1989 - with the bulk of the artists (Brainwash, Gangsta-D, Gonzo, Boss, Shaun Da Mac, Walnutt and Mista Vicious) all being only 12-13-14 years old. The oldest members were A-Bomb (at 17) and T-Spoon (16). Their "Stockton's Most Wanted" tapes were sold and traded around their neighborhoods and at school mostly and it's estimated that there were roughly anywhere between 500-1000 copies of those cassettes duplicated and circulated around Stockton, Sacramento and parts of The Bay Area - although, somehow there were many that wound-up traveling much further over the years - including to countries overseas!
Unfortunately, most of the members of the group were doing it just as a hobby or just to say they were a part of it. In fact, most of the songs on the tape were actually done primarily by Brainwash and a handful of the members - like Mista Vicious and Gangsta-D who did some of the production and the scratching and cutting on the turntables. Boss played a few guitar licks, A-Bomb & T-Spoon kicked in a few bucks to acquire a bunch of blank cassette tapes to get started on duplicating copies of them and the rest were either hype-men or part of an early "street team" type thing - whose primarily functions were to push the product on the school buses and in the schools and were more just part of the entourage than anything. This led to Brainwash trying in vein to get more music made and better equipment to do it on but facing a lot of pushback from the other members - who weren't taking any of it seriously at all. Brainwash seemed to be the only one who wanted to take this further than just a hobby that they were doing solely for fun. Other cats, like Mista Vicious, seemed to kinda be partially-in and so Brainwash collected those who were interested in moving further ahead with it all than others and the following year, in 1990, Brainwash broke-off from the group to pursue a solo career, recording his debut underground tape that year - "Welcome 2 Stockton - and putting it out shortly thereafter on his own label, X-A-Q Shunn Muzick, instead of it being stamped with the joint X-A-Q Shunn Muzick and A-Bomb Records label that the Stockton 187 tape came out on. Brainwash's "Welcome 2 Stockton" debut underground tape was a pretty big deal locally and made a pretty big impact on the game in Stockton with it. This was the beginning of the career that would follow soon for Brainwash.
The next underground tape release to follow was Brainwash's "Poltergeist" - that he recorded pretty much by himself again, and released it independently on his X-A-Q Shunn Musick label again too - this time, it did even better and took the "horror movie rap" style he had originated on his 1990 album, to a much bigger level of exposure - paving the way for a lot of copycat rappers who started doing similar sounding tracks afterwards. Brainwash started getting a lot of notoriety at this point.
Film Production & Design Company...
and Home To Stockton California
Veteran Underground Artist
** Brainwash's 2018 Release **
The sequel to 2006's "Amnesia" - to wrap-up Brainwash's latest 3-part sage, that will continue with
the upcoming 2020 release, "Acetylene" as the conclusion of this latest Sykadelik triolgy.
B R A I N W A S H
" A M Y G D A L A "
Following a very long, 11 year hiatus from the game - BRAINWASH returned to the rap game with his long-awaited, very highly-anticipated, brand-new album release - "AMYGDALA" - in 2018... Including 21 brand-new hard-hitting tracks - some of which featured epic appearances by The Black Rhino, Prodeje (South Central Cartel), The Narrator RBX, Nutt-So (Outlawz), MC Eiht and Domino - BRAINWASH made one helluvan impact on the game that he left behind in 2007, after flooding the game with a plethora of dope releases recorded between 2004 and 2007, (following a return from his 1st 5 year hiatus from rap from 1999
- 2004), following some criminal cases that Brainwash caught, that led him to having to do some time for a while).
"AMYGDALA" was the best work to date by BRAINWASH... This 2018 album brought real "boom bap" hip-hop back and
has 21 super dope new slammers = 1 intro, 3 interludes and 17 super dope new songs! Most of the production was done
by Brainwash himself, as most of his projects are... With 5 tracks done by Brainwash's late mentor and brother, the
super-producer The Black Rhino! It's an incredible album, with the major hits "We Can Get It On" (feat. Nutt-So)
and "The Golden Age" (feat. Prodeje)...
When Brainwash was working on this new record, starting in 2017, he wound-up making 50 dope new tracks. By 2018,
when he released the album - he boiled down the dopest 21 of them that best fit the album's energy and those became
the "Amygdala" album - with the remainder of the songs being archived for the time being. 18 of those leftovers wound
up coming out as the underground accompaniment CD release, "Purgatory", which is another super dope release too!
The rest got archived into the Sykadelik vaults and will remain there for another underground release to follow.
This album is available here on CD and digital download, and is also available on both formats anywhere and
everywhere else that dope music is sold and streamed too! Make sure you get yourself a copy of this instant
classic! And watch out for the new album by Brainwash, "Acetylene", coming real soon in 2020 - which is the
conclusion of this particular Sykadelik trilogy!!!
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Teaser video for new album. (Use of Stranger Things footage is purely for entertainment purposes). Video by Scrambyvision Productions
BRAINWASH - "AMYGDALA"
Release Date: April 2018
The dopest shit of Brainwash's catalog... - a return to REAL rap music
Owner/CEO, Recording Artist, Writer, Producer, Filmmaker, Designer, Poet
Brainwash was first introduced as a member of the group Stockton 187 in back 1989, recording/releasing an underground tape with them before launching an individual career the following year, with his debut solo underground tape. A few more tapes followed & then, in 1996, he released his 1st official studio album - the legendary, groundbreaker "Skitsofrenic". Over the span of the next 11 years, he would release some follow-up underground projects, star in a feature film, make movies of his own, create soundtracks for other filmmakers, release more studio albums (including the hits "Posthumous", "Current Events" & the acclaimed classic "Amnesia", among others), write/publish a novel & a collection of poetry as well as launch a graphic design & merchandise company, a retail store and develop & oversee releases by other artists. He returns after an 11 year break from the game with the best work of his career - the new album "Amygdala".
BRAINWASH - "AMNESIA"
Released in 2006
"Amnesia" is widely regarded as one of Brainwash's best. This 22 song masterpiece features such classics as "Rise 2 Power", "Heaven Forbid" & "Shattered Dreams" as well as the hit "Careful What U Wish 4". It features production by Brainwash himself as well as by his long time music mentor & collaborator The Black Rhino (who also makes a couple guest appearances lyrically as well). Other features include Social Insecurity & 2-Tone.
BRAINWASH - "SKITSOFRENIC"
Released in 1996,
Re-Released in 2011 (15 Year Edition),
& 2016 (20 Year Anniversary Collector's Edition)
"Skitsofrenic" is Brainwash's debut studio album & it's groundbreaking style led to it becoming considered a "must have" classic in any true rap fan's CD collection. Features production by The Black Rhino (formerly known as Crazy-8 aka 8-Ball) and Brainwash himself, as well as guest appearances lyrically by Rhino, D-Cal & Koid. It was re-released in 2011 with modified artwork & again in 2016 with different art + an unreleased bonus track by Brainwash featuring N-Sane of Mental Illness & Big Juice called "Rest In Paradise" (an RIP tribute to Rhino, who passed away in 2012).
BRAINWASH - "CURRENT EVENTS"
Released in 2005
Before "Amnesia" hit in 2006, "Current Events" dropped a year earlier and up to that point, was considered Brainwash's best work-to-date. Featuring the hits "Keep My Nose Clean", "Mean Green" & "No Warning Shots" and guest appearances by The Black Rhino, Rokr, Koid & Social Insecurity. All but 2 songs were produced by Brainwash (1 by The Black Rhino, 1 by Koid).
BRAINWASH - "LYRICALLY SPEAKING"
Released in 2005
"Lyrically Speaking" is Brainwash's 1st underground release after moving to Las Vegas in 2005. It features the memorable tracks "Imaginary Friends", "Remember This" & "Broccoli, Cabbage & Karats". The album features The Black Rhino, Sonny Black & Koid. Some production by Rhino, the rest by Brainwash himself.
BRAINWASH - "POSTHUMOUS"
Released in 1999
"Posthumous" is Brainwash's 2nd official studio album & follow-up to his classic debut "Skitsofrenic". This album takes a different approach & features live musicians and numerous lyrical styles as well. Featuring appearances by Mad-Cel, Koid, Four Feet Projects, J. TRU$ (of Planet Mongrel) & Rickochet. All but 1 song (done by J. TRU$) was produced by Brainwash himself. The album features the hits "Chemistry", "Everybody Kill Yourself" & "How We Handle That".
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