MP3 Mental Afro - ROCK: Funk Rock
A funkhop rock band that can easily float over the barriers of genre strict robot programmed music and believe in the power of the mind.
12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Funk Rock, HIP HOP/RAP: Hip Hop
!! CD Available around 5-15-07 !!
Mental Afro combines hip hop lyrical prowess with funk and rock for a dynamic live presentation. Boil up some Parliament-Funkadelic seasoned with a dash of Jimi Hendrix simmering over a Public Enemy. The band is comparable to such current groups as The Roots, N.E.R.D., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jurassic 5, Common, and Gnarls Barkley.
The debut, Mental Afro, is a collection of 12 songs that the band has rehearsed and performed live the last few years. The recording was mostly done ''live'' in Farm Fresh Studios by Jacob Belser in Bloomington,Indiana. The band drew inspiration from the converted church as well as the infrequent burial that occurred that day in the crowded graveyard next door.
The band debuted their first CD release in May 2007 in traditional album format. From the heavy hitting opener, "Rock U", to the equally heavy and political closer, "Military Minded", the band takes the listener for a fun ride. It''s got the funk/hiphop/pop of "Rollin", "Official" and "Floatin" as well as the rock-trio tendencies of "Sometimes It''s Music" and "Kiss My Jazz". The band lays on some latin style with "Hot Sauce", some reggae with "2 Sexy", some funk-rock with "Tangerine" and some straight-up funk with "Mental Afro" and "Get Your Comb".
Mental Afro first performed in the Spring of 2005 and revived in late 2006. The band consists of five musicians who have a wealth of performance and recording experience between them. In 2007, the band continues to expand their live shows at venues throughout the Midwest and promote their debut CD.