Album Review: Hyro Da Hero – Birth, School, Work, Death
He might be our new Zack de la Rocha… fuck this guy can rock.
Ladies and gentlemen I give you, Hyro Da Hero: the Houston-bred and Los Angeles-based MC that spits pure fire. “Birth, School, Work, Death” sounds like Nas meets Rage Against the Machine and I have to say, it’s about time.
Ross Robinson, the same man behind the legendary debuts of Korn, Slipknot and At the Drive-in’s produced this blazing album. Hyro has a raw and real soul that ignites with every rhyme that comes out of his mouth. You might be familiar Hyro as his single “Sleeping Giants” is already moving up the radio charts. Nikki Sixx just Tweeted about him and played a track on his nationally syndicated radio show. Jonathan Davis of Korn picked “Birth, School, Work, Death” as his album of the year. Not convinced yet? “Section 8” breaks into a blazing freak-out while still leaving enough breath for “We Still Popular” (featuring Tony Royster Jr. [Jay-Z] behind the drum kit), spitting out the most witty/righteously/brilliant observations of pop culture we’ve heard in a while. A smooth mini guitar solo leads Hyro into an examination of everything that’s wrong with Hollywood (which is a lot).
“That’s about how easy it is to get fame these days, but it’s all bullshit. The Kim Kardashian’s and Lindsay Lohan’s all fall down eventually, but it’s sad that this is our pop culture. I’m happy to be regular, but I’m going to speak my mind.”
The album is brilliant and a must-have for all fans of raging good music. Having a banger at your house? Do yourself a favour; throw some Hyro Da Hero on. Driving in your car with the windows down through the raised noses of Yorkville? You guessed it, hit ‘em with some “Birth, School, Work, Death”.
Hyro just finished 30 days with the VANS WARPED TOUR and will be in Los Angeles from July 20 – August 9. He then flies out to Chicago for WIIL ROCK FEST on August 11, and then out to SUMMER SONIC 2012 in Japan before he finally returns home on August 23. But there’s no rest from there as he was just asked to play the big EPICENTER 2012 in Irvine, California on September 22. There are big things in store for this guy and I’m stoked to be following this journey from its early beginnings.
Review by: Marie Rupolo