South Psycho Cide Records New X-Man Theme Song
South Psycho Cide has recorded the new 2012 X-Man Oldies Show intro, hosted by Xavier the X-man and now heard every Sunday at 3pm on Magic 92.5 FM.
Xavier grew up in a "Mexipino" household (Xavier’s mother is Mexican and father is Filipino) in East Salinas, where he learned about radio at KHDC 90.9fm, a community radio station until going off to San Jose State University. After college, he launched his career in San Francisco at WILD 94.9 as the host of Turn Off the Lights and Xavier The X-Man’s Sunday Night Oldies Show.
A two-year run in Los Angeles at Mega 100 LA’s Jammin Oldies landed him a new time slot (afternoons) and Assistant Program Director role in San Diego at MAGIC 92.5. His syndicated X-Man Oldies Show can currently be heard in San Diego, Tucson Arizona, and the Salinas/Monterey/Santa Cruz area.
Frequent SDMA nominees South Psycho Cide is a Filipino-Mexican rap group formed in 2000 by Sweetwater High School students Charles Quimiro (aka CooKoo) and Julius Macalanda (aka Sir Booz). In 2003, Macalanda’s younger brother Joe and Nick Pizana (aka Big Yikes) joined the group. 31-year-old Pizana passed away on July 7, 2009, from cardiac arrest following a bout with pneumonia.
The quartet has been nominated for several San Diego Music Awards, including three nods for Best Hip-Hop Group (2003, 2006, 2008) and twice for Best Hip-Hop Album (2002’s Back to da Street and 2005’s Welcome to Reality). They released Rest In Peace Big Yikes and The Repedemic in 2010, both containing tracks paying tribute to a deceased crew member.
In March 2011, on the the sixteen year anniversary of the death of NWA co-founder Eazy-E, they released an 8 track EP titled R.I.P Eazy (The EP).
The group includes Filipino-American Charles Quimiro -- aka Cookoo -- born and raised in San Diego, and winner of producer Flip Matrix’s (Ice Cube/Xzibit) Best of the Best MC contest in 2008. He has since collaborated on underground mix-tape songs with multi-platinum a.Fam Entertainment producer Focus'¦ (Dr. Dre/Beyonce).
Cookoo's 2010 single “We Charge Hard” is themed for San Diego Chargers fans and has been performed on Fox 5 Morning News. The November 13, 2010, issue of the Filipino Press included a Cookoo feature. He was also interviewed for Balitang America TV, a Filipino/American global news network on the Filipino Channel ABS-CBN which airs in several countries, and for definitelyfilipino.com.