Earlier this year, Sadistik announced his new album, Flowers For My Father, a project that pulls its inspiration from the passing of Sadistik’s father and rings as the Seattle rapper’s most personal work to date. The album will be released on February 19th via Fake Four, Inc., but before then, Sadistik is today releasing the album’s first official single, “Kill The King,” which features Deacon The Villain and is produced by Kno, who, together, make up two-thirds of the beloved underground group CunninLynguists.
The title, “Kill The King,” draws its name from the acoustic album When In Rome… Kill The King, made by Sadistik’s late friend and accomplished rapper, Eyedea. Heavy and ponderous, according to Sadistik, “it basically means to kill your ego in order to gain objectivity and express yourself with honesty.” And Sadistik drives that theme home throughout the record, with open, exploring lines like, “I won’t say I’m getting stronger/ ‘Cause what doesn’t kill me only makes me wait a little longer.”
Listen: Sadistik-Kill The King (ft. Deacon The Villian)