Artificial Christian Picked for the 2018 Freshman Class @Rapzilla
A Season of New Beginnings
It’s been one heck of a ride for Artificial Christian and we are just beginning to see the fruit of it all. The 2017 year was action packed- countless shows, collaborations, opening acts, podcasts, and faithful servant -hood to the ministry God has called them to. Always humble but aggressive in their efforts Artificial Christian dropped the self titled opening project, “Artifical Christian” which had an insightful variety of heavy bangers sprinkled with soulful musicality and it was very well received. They put it out and everyone began talking about the enormous amount of skill and potential these guys had. They got right back to work off the momentum of this release and put out, “Riviera Nights” which was a whole other exploration in itself with brash, conscious, blues-influenced, and vivid attention to detail in its sound. With such a diverse group of individuals; P.S. Edikot, Warren, and Satellite Kiid they are only in the early stages of showcasing their unique sound that is constantly evolving and refining itself. They work alongside sound engineering powerhouse Dominic Mendoza who has polished their sound so perfectly that every layer shines in their deeply complex artistry. All their hard work paid off at the bottom of the year when they were nominated and secured their spot in Rapzilla’s Freshman Class of 2018. The picture on the left shows the group celebrating their accomplishments.
The writing below is a copy of the interview Rapzilla put together with the group after they secured their spot on the Class of 2018 List.
(Conscience Hip Hop has not written the article below)
Artificial Christian has that true essence of hip-hop vibe. They are musical, fun, conscious, and just flat out make great music. Their sample size for 2017 is small, but if it’s any indication of what’s to come, prepare for a strong 2018.
When did you decide that you wanted to pursue music?
All four of us had been pursuing music individually since various points in our childhood. In early 2017, we decided to come together as a group after connecting through the hip-hop scene in Phoenix and vibing with each other’s talents. With Warren being from the Bronx, Weez from Texas, Mendoza from New Mexico, and PS being an Arizona resident, we felt like God had called us from across the states to create music that glorifies Him and that offers a complex Christian perspective that covers everything from politics to nature to relationships and work. All of life is all for Him, and we wanted that to be reflected in every song we create.
What has been the most memorable moment of your career so far?
The most memorable moment so far has been the listening party we threw for our first, self-titled mixtape release. We packed 50 people into our small, in-house studio space, and everyone loved the project and provided some great feedback. That served as a springboard for many show opportunities and collaborations. It was a strong connection point for the local CHH scene, with artists like Davis Absolute coming out to support.
What should fans be on the lookout for musically from you in 2018?
We are working on our EP, due out for release in the first quarter of 2018. The project will be executive produced by Dominic Mendoza, and we’re looking to dive deeper into life changes that have been pervasive over the last year, from marriages and babies to changes in work and living situations. We see the Lord working in new ways through it all, and can’t wait to translate that into our music.
(Rapzilla, Interview with Artificial Christian, 2017)