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The future is unknown and
holds a big mystery. With determination, focus, and hard work,
I can see a future of being successful and knowing that I
bring good hits to the streets. That is the mindset of an up
and coming Artist who is set to take rap music by storm! With
his street influenced style of rhyme, complimented by a
virtual funk influenced soundscape as his canvas, YOUNG SICC
ingeniously uses street slang, a strong party vibe, a solid
Mexican heritage, as well as realistic delivery of good old
fashioned west coast gangster rap to bring to industry!
Needless to say, Young Sicc has never been afraid of being in
the spotlight, whether, talking into the camera lens, to
performing in front of hundreds of church-goers as a child,
saying, my mom told me that me and my cousin were suppose to
perform a song for this church convention. When it came time
to perform my cousin had gotten sick, but I still went on by
myself and was introduced to the many spectators. My mom told
me that I just went up there and put it down though. Till this
day, I still don't remember.
The twist in Young Sicc's style of flow comes from his
upbringing and influences. Born and raised in San Diego
California, Sicc's love for music would start at an early age.
Both his mother and father were into the 60's and 70's oldies
era. As he recalls, I was bumping everything that my dad and
uncles were playing, whether it was The Manhattans, Marvin
Gaye, The Whispers, to Smokey, Mary Wells, and the Intruders,
I would take there tapes and records and record them all night
long so I could bump them in my room or in my walkman on the
bus to school.
In elementary and Jr. high, he became a heavily fan of the rap
music of the late 80's and early 90's. Inspired by artists and
groups from, Eazy- E, N.W.A., Too Short and D.O.C. to Slick
Rick, Big Daddy Kane, and Doug E. Fresh. Encouraged by the
music, Sicc began to develop more of an interest in rap music
and by the time he reached junior high, he had begun writing
more lyrics and would enter school talent shows. Seeing the
whole school bounce and cheer was a big thrill for me, says
In his adolescent days, life wasn't always easy growing up in
the often dangerous streets of Southeast San Diego. Young Sicc,
born Francisco Sandoval Jr., slowly found himself in the
center of a low rated neighborhood of gang violence as well as
a heavily distributed area of narcotics. As he recalls, man I
would see it all, from Mexican homies to all the bloods , I
would see feens getting served rocks right in front of me in
broad day light, like it wasn't shit.
Though being influenced by the rap music that was storming
through the streets, Sicc would soon find himself influenced
by the well known gang activity that was taking place in the
area. His father, an old school veteran as well, would school
Sicc constantly of the dangers of street life and would try to
keep him in school and away from the neighborhood street gang.
Slowly but surely, Sicc had started running with the homeboys
in the hood and eventually became from the gang.
See I was lucky enough that I had a pops, but I just got down
with the hood cuzz I wanted to see the streets for myself. I
had homies and relatives from the neighborhood, that it just
made me wanna participate in the same environment, you know
what I'm saying! Everybody back in the days was bumping Eazy-E,
and N.W.A. and that's how I got influenced to rap. They wasn't
giving a fuck, they were just spilling that shit! Then 2pac
came and it was on and cracking!
Getting such an overview of the streets, Sicc began to
transform his street life experiences into music making
underground songs that he and his friends would record. Me,
the homie Shaggs, and Chuy were making tapes from a karaoke
machine to instrumentals off the turntables. We were making
tapes for the neighborhood says Sicc.
Now in his mid-twenties, Young Sicc is determined and focused
to take his shot at the industry doors that lie ahead! From
gangsta shit, to club shit, to the radio we keep it gangsta
and street, but we ain't out here banging, we trying to make
hits. The underground is cool but we trying to make Mtv and
B.E.T hits, period!
From incorporating his past experiences into his own solid
formula, he not only is set to make certified ghetto hits, but
presents a clear picture to the listener that makes him a well
rounded writer/performer in the over saturated rap music