Sikadime is a Canadian independent gold selling and award winning hip hop recording artist and producer from Vancouver BC. Best known for his collaborations with artists such as B-Real of Cypress Hill, Demrick, Mellow Man Ace, Moka Only, D-Sisive, CookBook of LA Symphony, Dan-e-o as well his production work for Tru-Paz "Revolutions (The Time has Come)" and the theme for the 2010 indie cult film "The Musick."
Originally from Victoria BC, it was in the early 2000’s that Sikadime came to prominence as the frontman for the disbanded groups Tha Pacolyps & Joker'z Wild in Toronto and Niagara, Ontario. After a string of releases & regional tours, Tha Pacolyps caught the ear of Suge Knight and signed to Death Row Record’s subsidiary label Tha Row Underground. The release of the singles "What Kind Of Man Am I" & the solo Sikadime track "The Essence" solidified the young artist as a strong voice. After the label folded and the group split up, Sikadime focused on continuing as a solo artist.
After a couple years bouncing between the New York City and Los Angeles music scenes as an in demand producer and studio musician, Sikadime took back to the indie route and self funded his 2006 album Rejuvenated. With no music video, no radio promotion and heavy touring, the album eventually gave Sikadime a gold single four years after the release for the title song “Rejuvenated”. The album opened doors for the artist leading to world wide distribution deals and contributing vocals to B-Real of Cypress Hill’s album "The Harvest". While working on The Harvest, Sikadime signed a one album deal to Cypress Hill’s label Latin Thug Records distributed by Universal Records which released his 2010 album “Carpe Noctem" which was inducted into the Canadian Library & Archives. During that summer Sikadime inked a management deal for touring with Lil Wayne's Young Money Records, however the deal would be terminated by the end of 2010.
After 2012's successful Night Of Your Life Tour across North America in support of "They Missing Out When They Not Here," (at the time digitally distributed by Interscope Records), Sikadime walked away from the music industry at the peak of his career to deal with the suicide of his former girlfriend and the now solved murder of his high school friend who was an original member of Joker'z Wild.
After a 5 year hiatus, relocating back to his northwest roots & creating his own vanity label From West Till Three, Sikadime released 2017's award winning album "Going The Distance" to warm reviews showcasing a once again rejuvenated artist. With no slowing down, Sikadime is prepping his next album "The Wooden Spiral Staircase in a Glass House" for April 2018 while bringing the In The Northwest Tour to a town near you this April to July. Check the Events page for dates.
Awards & Nominations
2009 - Nominee - Original Song, Original Group, Album of the Year (Rejuvenated), Male Vocalist, People's Choice & Hip Hop Artist - Niagara Music Awards
2011 - Nominee - Male Hip Hop Performer of the Year - Canadian Indie Music Awards.
2012 -Nominee - Best Rap Artist - Toronto Independent Music Awards.
2014- Nominee - Indie and Rising Star Award - CBC Music Awards.
2017 - Winner - Best Rap/Hip Hip Album (Going The Distance) - Akademia Music Awards.
2017 - Winner - Best Rap/Hip Hop Song by Duo/Group (Catchin’ Waves from Going The Distance) - Global Music Awards.
2017 - Music Excellence Award- Best Rap Album (The Wooden Spiral Staircase in a Glass House) - Akademia Music Awards