In any cultural movement there are leaders and there are followers. But most importantly, there are those uniquely innovative provocateurs that take the familiar, turn it upside down, and burn it with new creative fire.
Like a b-boy mad scientist smashing the windows of the mainstream with a Molotov cocktail of passion and inspiration, Hyro The Hero takes the fusion of rap and rock and resurrects it. His combustible concoction is one part The Clash, one part Bad Brains, and several doses of reverence for hip-hop. It’s the most punk rock rap and the most hip-hop punk.
One of Ignite Contributors Jaz Levario had a chance to ask Hyro a few questions over the phone yesterday..and here is what he had to say..
How are you doing out there in California, with the Quarantine and everything?
Everything is good, we are on lockdown out here. They were trying to get everyone to stay inside but nobody was listening and were all still going to the beach you know, so we are on lockdown now. It looks like zombies out here now with the streets all empty.
Do you have your zombie apocalypse team ready?
*laughs* Oh ya man you know, we ready
I know you had a killer summer tour on the books can you tell me what is happening with that now? Is it completely on hold or just rescheduling the March and April dates?
Right now everything is getting postponed, just pushing back the dates but I haven’t really heard what is going on or what the plan is but I’m ready to be back on stage tearing it up for you guys. You know I’m ready to be out there, I was really excited for the tour.
I know you have a new song coming out soon can you tell me a little about that?
Ya it is called FU2 it’s getting pushed back right now too, we want to drop that on the tour. It has a lot of heavy beats and what you are used to seeing coming from us. It’s heavy and there is alot of energy live to get the crown amped. I like to bring it when I’m out there
You guys have toured with some amazing bands and have collaborated with a few that we have seen and it has been amazing, getting to see that. Are there any bands out there that you haven’t collaborated with yet that you really want to work with?
Oh man! I would really like to get everyone on it, there are lots of great artists I want to work with. I met Lzzy from Halestorm it would be cool to get her on the album
Ya that would be really cool. Ok, so I have one final question for you. I know you like working out and stuff and everyone seems to be going a little stir crazy and picking up new hobbies to entertain themselves. what are you doing to occupy your time?
Trying to workout. Normally I have no issues working out at home but now that I am stuck here it seems a little bit harder to stay motivated.
Thank you so much for getting on the phone with me today. I really appreciate you taking the time to talk to me.
Interview by Jaz Levario