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|Info:||Sonik is another new solo artist added to the 4th Man
Records roster. His MC career started on the battlefield in
cyphers, until he acccepted christ at a Fros'T concert in
the mid 1990s. |
Sonik is born in 1979 in the city of Long Beach. He is the
third of six children. He states "At the age of eight I
knew who God was, but wasnít sure of his importance in this
world ,so caught up in being a kid and not knowing just how
short life could be at such a young age".
His father and mother, both at the young age of 28, were
working hard and saving money to move the family out of the
broken down drug infested neighborhood they lived in. Then
they moved 50 miles inland to the dry city of Fontana.
During that time Sonik was in the second grade and so far
the youngest of three children.
As the years went by the family was expanded to six, I had
two older sisters, two younger sisters and one younger
brother. When Sonik was in middle school, the sixth grade,
he was already running track and cross country and known as
the fastest kid in the school with spiky hair.
The MC was therefore given the name Sonik, after a Sega
video game character called "Sonic the Hedgehog", who also
ran fast and had spikes coming out of his head.
The MC started hanging out with the wrong crowd and felt
secure that nobody would mess with him, if he hung out with
As he states "Most of the kids in the school were scared of
them and that made me feel protected."
During this time he memorized most of the mainstream
gangster rap lyrics that were on the radio and his friends
would ask him to recite them all the time. The gang Sonik
was hanging around with at school asked him and another
friend to join the gang and they both agreed to do so.
Rite of passage
To get accepted by the gang a rite of passage sometimes is
accustomed as Sonik says: "After school one day my friend
got jumped into the gang at a park. I was nervous knowing I
was next. A lady in a van was passing by and she rolled down
her window and said she would call the cops, if we didnít
leave. So we agreed to meet up at a different park the
Sonik walked home and met his older cousin Paul, who was
waiting for him. Paul knew his nephew liked rap music so he
invited him to his church Praise chapel in Riverside to
attend a rap concert of Fros'T.
The young MC tells: "That night something transpired and I
felt the warm spirit of God in my cold darkened soul. I gave
my life to God and never looked back." He stopped hanging
around the crowd he used to and began to write his own
lyrics using Jesus as his inspiration.
He released his debut album "The Now Testament" on May
|Release:||The Now Testament|
|Media:||[Audio CD] |
|Recordlabel:||4th Man Records|
|Info:||The album is released May 23rd, 2006. On the cover the title
is stated as "The Book Of My Life".|
1. The Book
2. The Book Of My Life
3. Introduce You
5. Call Me
7. Come Back
9. Have Some Love
10. Kill Myself
14. I Know
15. Winning It Back
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