It’s been a long time since Madchild has offically signed any artist to Battle Axe Records. That is since he’s resurrected the label from the rise and fall of its prior glory days. Outside of Swollen Members, a handful of artists have claimed affiliation but none have actually released any albums through the label until now.. Enter Demrick (formally known as Young De), the Spokane, Washington born, Philedelphia raised and now LA living’ emcee whose past collaborations include group members B-Real and Xzibit (Serial Killers), Dizzy Wright, Mistah FAB and so on. His new album “Losing Focus” (dropping Feb. 24th) caught the ear of Madchild, who is now an LA resident, and the two have worked out a deal to release Demrick’s debut solo album via Battle Axe Records, making Demrick an official BAXWAR artist.
Currently on the road performing with Madchild, Demrick was in Vancouver recently and John Zee from @SpliffBreaks teamed up with Dalley from @hiphopvancouver and sat down with Demrick to chat about his background and resume in Hip Hop, what Demrick represents, his relationship with Madchild and Battle Axe Records, the current state of battle rap culture, standing out as an independent artist in today’s world, taking Spliff Breaks and much more.
Also watch Demrick’s new video “Space Island” off his new album Losing Focus (out Feb. 24th)