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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Could this be the decade of Hyro Da Hero of hip-hop?

DIRTY SOUTH ROCK

Dirty South Rock is real rap rock. Hyro Da Hero has vocals with the flow of a true hip-hop artist, the crunching riff throughout the track and how they feature the drummer doing his shit gives you the adrenaline rush that rock should give. The pace of this song is amazing too - the chorus with the "Ay's" along with him shouting "Dirty South Rock!" Then following this, the halting of the guitar to feature his own riffing as he spits some tight rhymes. My favorte part of the song is at the 3:00 minute mark when a drum crescendo begins, getting louder and louder only to lead back to silence, and a catchy clap along, eventually picking it up again to end the song fittingly with the "Dirty South Rock!" chorus. This is one true hip-hop anthem, none of that weak, pop music that that poser Lil' Wayne makes. Hopefully some record company will catch on.

NOOSE AROUND HIP-HOP

The track "Noose Around Hip-Hop" samples "Living Together" by the band, Circa Survive. The beat is amazingly sick but his lyrics sicker. In this song, Hyro raps about several problems in hip-hop. He claims how rappers have so much influence over youth but they never use it in their songs or their actions. He goes on to talk about someone who used his fame to influence in a positive way, 2pac. He states that Tupac "paved the way" but yet rappers who consider him an influence "don't follow through". They do stupid immature shit that Tupac would never do. Hyro praises Mos Def, who i believe and evidently he believes is a prime example of what hip-hop should be all about. Hyro defines Mos Def as someone whose footsteps rappers should be following, but unforunately, "rappers missing" him. Hyro also talks about the usage of "nigga" and how rappers use this word so frequently that it seems they don't even know what it means anymore. This is a funny part in the song as he uses nigga several times to state how stupid it sounds: "is y'all too busy fighting just to use the word nigga....nigga these same niggas made you niggas bigger". Though in this verse there is meaning, as he talks about the original niggas, if im not mistaken were the slaves in the cotton fields, and how this word rappers use so loosely, really is a word that defines the people that made them "bigger". Furthermore, these rappers get so "sucked up in the hype", that they "forgot you's a black fella". Moreover, these rappers are so "busy getting richer" and worried about their money that they no longer worry about their own people. Hyro raps about a few other problems which are all very true and inspiring. He ends the song by claiming that all these black youth create their own problems, and that they should stop blaming white people. Instead they should be fixing themselves and the choices they make. One last thing, i noticed shades of 2pac in this song, not just the lyrics but how he speaks in between verses as the sampled track continues, something 2pac did often. i love that effect, it really brings out his passion of the topic, as he's just not rapping it, he is also preaching it, because not everything can be expressed fully by rapping. Hopefully, Hyro is not a hypocrite and he follows through his own words, if he can do that, then i bow down to him. But first someone has to sign this motherfucker!

PUNK ROCKER

This video features his ability to get up on stage and spit, something alot of rappers can't do. He is performing his song "punk rocker' which trashes various rappers, and good for him i say. He says he has no problem with Soulja Boy, which took me aback, but yet expected since he is sampling the dude's song. However, Hyro makes up for this by trashing Hurricane Chris and his song "Ay Bay Bay". What the fuck is Ay Bay Bay? "That shit is lame", he says. He also takes a small jab at Lil' Wayne by complaining how every song has got to feature him. Furthermore Hyro claims that he will show you how to rap, while 50 Cent will show you how to roll. This may or not be a diss, because Hyro may have no problem with "rolling". However, I interpret this as a diss that accuses 50 Cent of not knowing how to rap, something Hyro probably feels he has no right to say straight out being that he is an unknown, which is really smart if that is the case. Hyro trashes all the popular rappers today by stating that they can't write songs with a topic. He calls them "ringtone rappers", though not an original accusation, that always makes me laugh because it's so true. It's all about the beat, they can't rap to save their own lives. What i love about this video, is that Hyro Da Hero has flow, and this live performance really showcases it. He is a hundred folds better than so many rappers out there today, and for the third time, someone sign him. He at least has more potential to save hip-hop than anyone else.

-KL

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