Hip-Hop is missing something. According to Sic Osyrus, he is
that missing element. Not because he is new with catchy rhymes but, because he represents
the missing links in Hip-Hop. Claiming
to make love to a track, the MC is not worried about competition, or even
gaining popularity from having Hip-Hops most notarized producers. The only
thing that he can focus on is being the best. Not the best in the game or even
arguing over who is the best, rather giving his best to the game. This is
something he claims that Hip-Hop is missing.
What you wont hear in his rhymes are the typical
braggadocios lines about having the flyest car or the biggest chain. What you
can guarantee you will receive is authentic Hip-Hop like his new song “S On My Chest” and his song with his angst with the music industry called “F The Industry,” Sic Osyrus promises to give the people what he knows and not a make
believe world that so many other rappers have created. Philly-bred with a NY
residence you can expect to not only get the real but to have a Hip-Hop
AllHipHop.com: How do you think youre experience in Philly
has influenced youre rap style?
Sic Osyrus: My experience in Philly influences everything
about me. How I handle myself in the streets my approach with my music. So
thats why I still rep as hard as I do even though Im not living there at the
moment. It dont matter where I go Philly gonna always be my home.
AllHipHop.com: You came from a home where you had a lot of
brothers and sisters.
Sic Osyrus: Yeah I got nine brothers and sisters. I actually
talked to my moms today and she picked up one of the magazines I was in. Shes
asking when am I gonna get money. She wants to know what the hold up is.
AllHipHop.com: [Laughs] She wanna know where the money at.
You on the magazines, getting these interviews, show the money.
Sic Osyrus: She not really like that but, thats what she
wanted to know. She look on the internet and see my face in places and she like
when they gonna stop playing. I feel the same way thats why I made the track
called F*ck The Industry. I feel like sometimes they play with
peoples lives. Like myself when you going through a lot of hard times. You
have people from the industry come through to the shows and say you got
something. Thats not gonna pay no bills. If you like me then put me in a
position where I can grow from there. A lot of times when they are ready to
open up doors for you it be too late. A lot of niggas catch cases. They get
killed. They dont have it so they have to go out.
AllHipHop.com: Yeah, they get back to grinding. Give me your
dream production team.
Sic Osyrus: I definitely gotta have my boy Drawzilla. Thats
my in house production. He knows what I like. Its a couple of people. Buck Wild. Honestly, the people that I am working with
right now. I couldnt ask for anything more. I dont really care who makes the
beats. I just love for the beat to say something to me. So other people can
feel where my heart is at.
AllHipHop.com: You wouldnt want to work with Timbaland or
Sic Osyrus: That stuff really I could really care less. It
dont matter who doing it as long as Im feeling the beat. It would just be to
say I did a track with them. They could just throw me anything. Something Im
not feeling but I do it based on the fact that its Dr. Dre.
AllHipHop.com: Where did you get your name from?
Sic Osyrus: Psych was my name in high school. I was a
knucklehead. I was on some crazy bullsh*t
AllhipHop.com: Psych like psychopath?
Sic Osyrus: Yeah.
When you get older you got start looking at things different. So, I took it as
Im using my mind when it comes to my rhymes. I use to be like I wish a nigga
would. [yelling] When I got older it was like I do what I do with the rhymes. My
cousin and I use to go out and do our thing together rhyming. Sometimes when
you dealing with certain people you dont want to give them your real name, I
will tell people Osyrus. My cousin was like my bigger brother. When he passed away
I just changed it to Sic Osyrus. I even named my son Osyrus Syquan. I know that
its a biblical fact around my name but that just makes it even better.
AllHipHop.com: There are a lot of people rapping now. Why
should a consumer pay attention to you or buy your album?
Sic Osyrus: I feel like I’m a fan of myself. Hip-Hop is
loosing a lot of stuff and Im going to bring it back. Im just trying to do
me. Do me so hard that I do it to death. I dont know. I just feel like by me
being a fan I know exactly what I want to hear. I take heed to the people that
say Im a beast. It gets me in the mood to write something else. If you are a
fan of Hip-Hop then Im just giving you what a fan would want to hear.
AllHipHop: What do you feel Hip-Hop is missing?
Sic Osyrus: I feel
like when you get an artist its not really them. If you sit and talk with me
then you know that what I rhyme about is really me. Im being as much of myself as I know. When
people evolve then my music will grow and evolve. I give you what I know. A lot
of people cant do that. A lot of people say they are being themselves but I
dont believe them. A lot of people put out what they feel is going to sell and
fit in. A lot of stuff I dont even listen to.
AllHipHop.com: What was the last rap album you bought that you
were disappointed in?
Sic Osyrus: The last one I bought was the Black Album. He has evolved where I am
trying to catch up. Im still on Reasonable
Doubt. I dont spend as much money as he spends on things. I cant relate
to him. Its not where Im at. I feel the same way about Nas last album. Im
not sh*tting on them. I just couldnt get into them.
AllHipHop.com: How did you originally get involved with rap?
Sic Osyrus: When I first was listening to KRS-One Love Is Going
To Get You. Thats when I fell in love with the aspect of saying what I feel.
It was better than falling love with a female. When you fall in love with a
female its always that thought to question where is she at.
AllHipHop.com: You better watch it! I gotta defend the
Sic Osyrus: Where is she at mentally I mean. You never know
if she is sincere. I always pull back with love with women but with music. I
can let go. Let go to the point that my emotions can be felt in the song. I try
to make love to it every time I get on a track.
AllHipHop.com: What got you to the point where you wanted to
pursue rap full time?
Sic Osyrus: It was like;
I was listening to a Redman. That right there let me see that I could do this.
I was doing my own thing but I was sounding like Redman. Im just comfortable
with my own self and started breaking off into my own shit. I remember we use
to beat on the lunch table. We would go in when I was in school and the love
just kept growing. When you say something and the crowd is like OH!! That’s
AllHipHop.com: What are you working on now?
Sic Osyrus: Im always working on something. The last mixtape
was Siconomics. The new mixtape we
are working on now. The reaction from the last mixtape was we need more. It had
a lot of freestyles on it. This time around we are going to put more songs. Its
coming at the end of February and the beginning of March.
Sic Osyrus’ MySpace Page is www.myspace.com/sicosyrus1