Non Phixion

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Non Phixion
Non Phixion.jpg
Background information
Origin New York City
Genres Hip hop
Underground hip hop
Years active 1995–2006, 2014 (reunion)
Labels Uncle Howie, Matador, Geffen
Associated acts La Coka Nostra, Necro, Secret Society, Circle Of Tyrants, Vinnie Paz, Planetary, Army of the Pharaohs, DJ Premier, MF Doom, The Beatnuts, Hostyle, Q-Unique, The Arsonists, Pete Rock, Al Tariq, Marley Metal, Moonshine
Past members Ill Bill
Sabac Red
Goretex (Gore Elohim)
DJ Eclipse
MC Serch

Non Phixion (pronounced non-fiction) was a New York-based hardcore hip-hop group.

History[edit]

In late 1994, MC Serch (of 3rd Bass fame) took his protégé Sabac and teamed him up with DJ Eclipse and Ill Bill (La Coka Nostra / Heavy Metal Kings), thereby creating the group known as Non Phixion.[1] Within six months Goretex, a childhood friend of Ill Bill, had joined the crew after freestyling for MC Serch.[1][2] Six months later they had released their first single, "Legacy". It went on to sell over 20,000 copies worldwide.[3]

NYC 1998

MC Serch secured the group a deal with major label Geffen Records. Serch kept releasing singles for the group and they continued to garner underground notoriety.[4] Eventually a series of mis-communications between the group, Serch and Geffen over the whereabouts of money led to Non Phixion being dropped by the label.[4]

Following their attempt at a major label release, the members of Non Phixion spent their time performing live in New York and around the world; opening for contemporaries such as Gang Starr, The Beatnuts and The Roots.[3] After 1998 saw the release of their "I Shot Reagan" 12" on Uncle Howie Records, Non Phixion secured a deal for a full-length with Matador Records, however, this never came to fruition. Around 2000, Rick Rubin was attempting to bring Non Phixion to Warner Bros. and executive produce their record, but this too never materialized and ultimately their debut LP The Future Is Now was released on Ill Bill's own Uncle Howie Records on March 26, 2002.[3][5]

After the release of their seminal album, Non Phixion's members put out their first round of solo material: Ill Bill released What's Wrong with Bill?, on March 2, 2004; this was followed by Sabac’s Sabacolypse: A Change Gon' Come on June 15, 2004 and Goretex’s The Art of Dying on September 7, 2004; all of their solo efforts were released on Necro's Psycho+Logical-Records. The following year, Ill Bill and Goretex released an album with Necro and Mr. Hyde as The Circle of Tyrants on September 13. At the time there was talk of another full length Non Phixion album, called The Nuclear Truth, with the same producers and ideas being extended from The Future Is Now.[6] Non Phixion went on indefinite hiatus in 2006 before a second LP was finished. Goretex (G Blasphemy, Gore Elohim) left to develop his new project Supercoven and Children Of Doom[7]

MC Serch did not appear in Non Phixions first album "The Future Is Now".[8] Non Phixion made two studio albums and a promotional tape named "The Past, The Present And The Future Is Now"[9] that was released before their first album "The Future Is Now",[8] all Non Phixion's work is highly regarded in the underground hip hop scene. Ill Bills brother Necro produced a lot of material for Non Phixion, including most of "The Past, The Present And The Future Is Now"[9] and several other tracks from "The Green CD"[10] and "The Future Is Now".[8][11]

Ill Bill

The band's logo was created by Away (aka Michel Langevin) using the same font style that was used for his own futuristic metal band, Voivod.[12]

The group disbanded in 2006.

Hamburg/Germany 2003

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title
Chart positions
R&B/Hip-Hop
Singles Sales
Rap Singles
Billboard Hot 100
1996 "Legacy"
1997 "5 Boros"
1998 "5 Boros (Remix)
1998 "I Shot Reagan"
1999 "2004"
1999 "The Full Monty"
1999 "14 Years Of Rap"
1999 "Sleepwalkers"
2000 "Black Helicopters"
46[13]
2002 "Rock Stars"
72[14]
2002 "Drug Music"
60[15]
2003 "Say Goodbye to Yesterday"
2004 "Caught Between Worlds"
2004 "We All Bleed"
2004 "Food"

References[edit]