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Место рождения: Марипоса, Калифорния, США
Лейблы: Camobear Records
Abadawn (born Justin David Sims in Mariposa, CA) is a Northwest hip hop artist currently living in Portland, OR. Though his main genre is hip hop his style borrows heavily from the genres of rock, punk and alternative. His current live act "The Kill Party" is an energetic performance backed by David Mann on Bass and Chase Pingree on Drums. His career in rap music started as a young teenager living in Santa Rosa, CA. It was here that he started freestyling and writing and was introduced to underground hip hop artists such as Living Legends, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock and Sage Francis. It wasn't until he moved to Seattle, WA in his mid-teens that he started independently releasing his recordings to the public.
In 2007 Seattle's The Stranger hip-hop columnist Larry Mizell Jr. compared Abadawn's recordings to that of Buck 65 of Strange Famous Records and Cool Calm Pete of Def Jux Records. More recently Casey Jarman of Portland's Willamette Week gave Abadawn a nod as "the entire scene's little brother" and featured him on the Local Cut He was also featured as artist of the week on Fear The Future Radio and was interviewed twice by the iconoclastic Artist First Radio Network.
Abadawn's first solo full-length LP "Good Villain" was independently released through Elephant Memories on October 14, 2008 and featured Kansas City, MO and Rhymesayers Entertainment artist Mac Lethal as well as Los Angeles, CA based emcee/singer Ariano. In 2010 the albums digital rights were signed over to Canadian hip hop artist Josh Martinez's label Camobear Records to which the emcee now calls home.
In 2008 he was a part of Seattle's annual Noise For The Needy festival which was headlined by the highly praised New York rapper Talib Kweli in an effort to collect funds to feed local homeless families. For two years in a row he has also performed at the annual Kingston, WA Sk8Rollick, and has contributed to other benefits such as Toys For Tots and Mercy Corps. He was also a part of the Save Darfur Tour which boasted performances from The Visionaries, Freestyle of The Arsonists, Sleep of Oldominion, Grayskul, Alexipharmic, Immortal Technique and OneBeLo also known as OneManArmy of Binary Star.
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