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    Sacrifice: Doing What He Has To Follow His Dreams

     
    Listening to this man’s story has both inspired me and let me know that dreams can come true. He goes by the name Sacrifice a rap artist from Toronto, Canada who knew that he wanted to make it some way some how. He says that he wants to live life and be happy. The struggles that he endured to get to where he was says a lot about where he will continue to strive. Performing at various venues in LA, being homeless and still trying to achieve his dream. Sacrifice is someone who truly works hard for what he has.

    He started to do his music and met a lot of people in the industry, mainly old school rappers and began going on the road with them and touring. Currently he’s doing many projects such as albums called Sibyl, Channel Zero, and Road to Infinity where he talks about his life. His influences are Nas, 2Pac, A Tribe Called Quest, Shorty, Black Moon. “ I have a lot of older uncles that put me on to different music and I loved it ever since” Sacrifice says. He’s recorded 4 titles the first, which was never released commercially titled "Judas Tale". His second album was titled "Sybil" and the third titled "Nexodus:The Art of Escapism", and the last album is titled "Channel 0" the last three records are available on Itunes and Amazon and many other major distribution outlets. He used Pro-tools to record the last project and the beats are made on MPC 500, FL Studio and Reason.The production was handled by Jay Walker, Logan Flett, GK Productions, The Smokering and Myself.

    “I sell my cd's on consignment at stores in LA (Amoeba), Bakersfield (World Music), Fresno (FTK), San Fransisco (Ameoba), Berkeley (Ameoba) Las Vegas (Zia Records). I'm also on CDbaby, Itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and Spotify” Sacrifice says.

    Sacrifice talks highly about his producer, Jay Walker, who has always been there for him in his corner. They each work together to get his music to where it needs to be. “ My goal is to make good music ten years from now that will still be good.” Sacrifice had to make a lot of sacrifices to get to where he is today. “ Moving from Canada to La was the biggest one. I was homeless and slept in a car. People were telling me to go back home, but I had to keep going. I literally sold all of my equipment in order to live. I had to give up everything in order to follow my dream” Sacrifice says. Sacrifice says, “ No matter how busy I am I still work with the homeless and do things for children during the holidays. I’ve been where they are so I know how it is. The children’s hospital, and toys for tots I donate money for. That whole experience I get. I know people who want help, bums who want to be there and those that want to get help. With my experience we had it bad but it wasn’t that bad. We still did shows and performed.”

    Sacrifice will be releasing his new album in April and will be traveling overseas promoting it. He will also be traveling to Jamaica soon doing some work there also helping the poor and trying to create jobs for people. I must say with all that Sacrifice does and has going on I’m grateful that he took the time out to interview with me.

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