Diabolic (rapper)

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Diabolic
Birth name Sean George
Also known as 'Bolic
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Born Huntington Station, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, political hip hop, Horrorcore, Battle Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2003–present
Labels Viper Records
Associated acts Immortal Technique, Akir, Canibus, Vinnie Paz, Rhyme Asylum, Ras Kass, Kool G Rap, Ill Bill, Smoothe da Hustler, Block McCloud, Taboo, Poison Pen (rapper), Apathy, Army of the Pharaohs
Website diabolichiphop.blogspot.ca

Sean George, better known by his stage name Diabolic, is an American rapper. He started receiving fame on the hidden track after Immortal Technique's song "Dance with the Devil". He is also a well-known battle rapper who has battled with rappers such as Immortal Technique, Mecca, and Rhymefest, among others. He released The Foul Play Mixtape in October 2006.

In 2010, Diabolic released Liar & A Thief, which was produced by Engineer with the exception of the song "Riot" featuring Deadly Hunta, which was produced by John Otto of Limp Bizkit on live drums. The album featured guest appearances from Immortal Technique, Canibus, Vinnie Paz, and Ill Bill,[1] and won the 2010 HHUG Album of the Year award.[2] His debut album was also listed on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at #76 in April 2010.[3]

Biography[edit]

Sean was born and raised in Huntington Station, New York. He grew up in a lower-middle-class family in a suburban neighborhood. His interest in hip-hop started when he listened to his older brother's hip-hop tapes, featuring artists such as EPMD, N.W.A. and Black Sheep when he was a child. When Sean was in his early teens, he became interested in graffiti and writing his own lyrics.

Diabolic was a street battle legend on Long Island, New York, developing his skills in record stores throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In late 1999, he took his talent to the New York City underground and made a name for himself in a number of high-profile battles in the legendary New York City venue the Wetlands.

In 2003, Immortal Technique was touring nationally and supported him. Sean was working on his debut album entitled Liar & a Thief and found a producer in Vancouver named Engineer. They worked heavily together and released Liar & a Thief. He was featured on a King Syze album Collective Bargaining, the song was titled The Strike Line and featured Army of the Pharaohs.

On January 28, 2012, Diabolic confirmed the launch of his own record label, "War Horse Records".

On February 10, 2012, Diabolic released a diss track to Tyler the Creator over the instrumental of Tyler's own Yonkers. The track was a response to the title track of Goblin, where Tyler mentions Immortal Technique.

In 2016, a feud was ignited between Diabolic and fellow New York rapper Talib Kweli. After a back-and-forth on Twitter in April in which Diabolic accused Kweli of making generalizations about white rappers, Kweli penned an article in May titled When ‘White Fragility’ Affects Rappers, in which he discussed his views on white rappers and referenced Diabolic and jewish rapper Remedy, who had also previously accused Kweli of racism, directly. In June, Diabolic released a diss track aimed at Kweli titled "IneKwelity", with Kweli responding with "You Tried It" less than a day later.

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