NYC based producer Endemic Emerald is prepping for a big 12 months ahead with collaboration albums coming with the likes of Tragedy Khadafi & Planet Asia as well as his 3rd solo album entitled “The Virux”. A native of the United Kingdom & with over 10 years in the game he has brought the grimy, raw true hip hop sound in his soundscapes. According to Insomniac Magazine Endemic is “one of the illest producers in the game” & likewise from SBTV.com: “amongst the top producers the UK has produced in the last decade”. While establishing himself a respected part of the NYC scene he has worked with some of the best artists of all time such as various members of the Wu Tang Clan, Sean Price, Planet Asia, Ruste Juxx, Easy Mo Bee, Tragedy Khadafi, Royal Flush, Ill Bill, Sadat X, Roc Marciano, Skyzoo & many more.
Endemic Emerald [formerly just Endemic; the new name given to him by long-time friend & collaborator Hell Razah] released his debut album “Terminal Illness," in 2009 featuring emcees such as Sean Price, Planet Asia, Hell Razah, Killah Priest and UK based artists C Mone, M9, & Triple Darkness. The disc was released on Money Maker/EMI Music, making Endemic one of the few UK music acts to achieve major label distribution in the USA. “Terminal Illness” was received very well by fans and national media outlets worldwide. In fact, Demic was flown out to New York by the label to undertake a promo tour for the album, performing in stores such as the legendary Fat Beats in Manhattan, and appearing on many big NYC radio stations such as the DJ Eclipse show on WNYU.
Later that year, Demic dropped the EP “Needle Drop” – a collaboration with Nottingham Veteran Cappo. Endemic continued his hard, east coast style of production on “Needle Drop” and provided Cappo with perfect backdrops for his heavy rhyming style. Soon after, Demic inked an album deal with DuckDown Records, making Endemic the first UK hip hop artist to sign to this legendary NYC Label. The first album was a 2010 collaborative set with Ruste Juxx called “Adamantine” and featured DuckDown label mates General Steele of Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo, and Torae, as well as Ill Bill, Wordsmith, and Supreme.
In 2013 after obtaining the O-1 Visa for extraordinary ability, Demic moved to Crown Heights Brooklyn and later dropped his sophomore album “Terminal Illness vol 2” via IDC Entertainment. The album featured a group of top-notch talent including: Masta Killa, Cappadonna, Tragedy Khadafi, Afu Ra, Skyzoo, among many others.” I wanted to live in New York with the next album," explains Endemic of the inspiration for this current disc. "My music is so New York influenced sonically, that it made sense to be in the city.” The album received rave reviews from magazines and websites worldwide and got radio play from DJ Premier, Eclipse, Lord Sear, PF Cuttin & many more. Endemic also teamed up with Bankai Fam rapper Skanks to release the” Rapsploitation” album to critical acclaim as well as DJing and producing around NYC, he solidified his status as one of the cities respected producers.
In 2017 Endemic took it back across the pond for a couple of years performing DJ gigs and collaborating with artists in many different countries including France, Greece, Sweden & the UK & releasing projects in France. During this time, he also produced tracks for Fredro Starr of Onyx, Tragedy khadafi, Cella Dwellas, Ruste Juxx & many more, keeping his name ringing in the USA scene.
Now, back living in NYC in 2019 after inking new deals with Fat Beats & Ingrooves, he has released projects with Darkim Be Allah [Antediluvian King] Revenge of the Truence [H1N1] & Lucky Tatt [Provenance].