24-7 Spyz

Biography

This group came out of the South Bronx in the early '90s, playing a hard-hitting hybrid of New York-style Hardcore Punk, slamming Funk Rock and corrosive Metal. The immediate point of reference was the then-popular band Living Colour; but the Spyz did not possess the same penchant for Prog Metal, and they displayed a sense of apocalyptic fun and self referential sarcasm akin to Funkadelic. The band's guitar player Jimi Hazel (get it -- Jimi Hendrix plus Parliament/Funkadelic guitar hero Eddie Hazel?) developed into a genre-scrambling stylist more than worthy of his namesakes.

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