Big Duke (of Psycho Realm)

Really glad to hear Big Duke is doing well and that he’s staying busy with several projects, most notably a Spanish album by Sick Jacken. He’s also thinking about rapping again, which I would most definitely look forward to. Interview Part One, Interview Part Two (via)

When you got shot back in 1998 it left you paralyzed. What went through your head when you were told the devastating news?

Actually, when they told me that I wasn’t gonna be able to walk and talk anymore, they had me on so many drugs that it didn’t register in my head right away. They tell me that there’s a big possibility that I might regain movement someday, but they didn’t know when. They don’t understand how someone that caught a bullet to the neck and had their main artery severed can still be alive today. There was literally a fountain of blood shooting out of my fucken neck. They also told us that I wouldn’t make it past that night, but I’m still here.

Family and friends kept me from feeling down when this first happened. When I had the strength and I was able to think clearly, being involved with our music helped keep me occupied and not get stuck thinking about the situation that I’m in. Right now, I’m looking out for my girls and making sure that they’re good keeps me strong and motivated to do everything that I’m doing. Our fans and soldiers also keep me strong and focused. I don’t have time to feel down and depressed, they won’t let me. And I also would never do that to them. People in my situation should find something to do: a job, write a book, travel, to keep themselves occupied. If they just sit there thinking about their physical condition and get all sad and depressed, they’ll start contemplating suicide. I know it’s hard but, get over it and keep living life.

see also:
DJ Muggs Scoring Movies, Sick Jacken Releasing Album In Spanish
Psycho Realm – Psycho City Blocks / Stone Garden [videos]

  1. manolo (Reply) on Nov 16, 2012

    psycho realm cypress hill dj muggs the best

  2. Olof (Reply) on Dec 10, 2012

    Big ups! For staying positive & constuctive tho the hardships!
    Psycho realm 4 life!

  3. Sheiser (Reply) on Feb 27, 2013

    good shit bro

  4. angry man (Reply) on Jul 27, 2013

    fuck him. fuck him in the ass.

  5. Gato (Reply) on Oct 2, 2013

    Last time I talked to my homie Big Duke it was hard to make out the words I lost your number homie I think Frankie knuckles has my number give me a call g glad you still on your grind so fuck the haters

  6. Blue Prince SixXx (Reply) on Dec 14, 2013

    Look Out For tha Showdown!, We krazy in da hed, Locos bout to throw down!…. Stay Up Big Duke!. Sick Symphony. Sickz!. Peace.

  7. Steven (Reply) on Jan 16, 2014

    Keep your head up big duke your a g dog I love ur shit keepin it gangsta hell yeah dog sick symphonies love all ur albums . My prayers go out to u man take care and be safe god bless u and may he be with u

  8. Omar balderas (Reply) on Jun 20, 2015

    Is like the rules I choose to be one of the chosen few even u confuse yeah know I go t u all amazed how the fuck could we be so blazed! Be Strong homie! Love from El Paso Texas Chuck town

  9. Soldier (Reply) on Jul 12, 2015

    Fucking pico union lifestyle stay up g..

  10. Soldier (Reply) on Jul 12, 2015

    G got shot at around same time at mcarthur park
    Early 98
    You gotta be strong for the girls.
    We get down with our own gangster sound.

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  12. Loco (Reply) on Jan 21, 2017

    Stay strong duke