“I am a local horror core artist named Saintanik. People have called me Saint or St for years. As I got older and started standing up for myself and others, I realized there was just as much good as evil in me. So I collaborated saint and satanic and came up with Saintanik. Just a ying and yang play on words. I do as much as I can to prove that people that look and act different should not be judged by appearance, music, or personal beliefs alone.
In my teenage years facing a negative future, I never thought I would have opened for Obie trice, Moka Only, Swollen Members, Madchild, La Coka Nostra, Redman and Method Man, Everlast, Tech N9ne and Twiztid to name a few. Personally, I have participated in bringing in live shows to Calgary such as Liquid Assassin, Abstrakt Sonance, Adlib, Smackola of Dirty Worms, Redman, Twiztid and this year Tech N9ne. However, I am a living testament that with hard work and positive choices anyone can accomplish anything they set their minds to. I also have tracks with many hard grinding underground artists, with my biggest collaboration including my big homie Vendetta and King Gordy.
I began writing to release anger and I soon realized I had a lot to say about the way things went on, not just in my neighborhood but everywhere around the world. The glorification of gang life, drugs and violence. I want people to see the reality of these choices, and to instill fear into the minds of silly followers who might choose to embark on a negative path. I am on a mission to prove that people should not be judged by origin, appearance, music, and personal beliefs or be condemned by their past. My constant inspiration to push forward with a positive message through Horror core music is seeing the underdog trampled, the everyday kid turning to violence and drugs because music told them to. What is my message you ask? Live free, have fun, there is always a choice, and trust in the light or receive the dark. I want this message to spread like wild fire. Youth need more approachable role models to look up to, ones that faced negative choices and rose above it to forge a positive future with no limits. In the last few years, I have started to work within my community to give people who are less fortunate some ray of light. Even though I am always on the hunt for new ways to help my community I currently take active parts in organize fundraisers, food, and toy drives for the magic of Christmas.”