Hyro da Hero Drops 2nd Free Album, Deftones Singer Helps
Thu, 07 Aug 2008 21:10:41
On August 8th, the Houston-bred L.A.-based MC Hyro da Hero will drop his second album on iLike.com. This new full-length, aptly titled Rock & Roll Gangsta, will be unleashed upon the masses as a download via the social network. One especially heartfelt track, "Children," sees Hyro transform a jagged riff into an elegy for Ryan Patrick Halligan. Hyro learned about Ryan after watching a special on the E! Networks True Hollywood Story about online bullying. Halligan's tragic suicide inspired Hyro to write a song for his family, and it's featured on the album.
Looking to branch out further, Hyro even enlisted help from Deftones and Team Sleep frontman Chino Moreno. The legendary voice behind Deftones, Moreno, chose the music that Hyro spits over on "Candy Black," inspiring him. He had this to say about the young MC, "Hyro da Hero is the kind of rapper that I like. He doesn't just follow the same tired mainstream trends. He's got an underground edge, but he's still catchy. I think he has a lot of potential."
Not only did he tour with West Coast hip hop legends Tha Alkaholiks all spring, but he's also rocked crowds alongside Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, In this Moment and Black Tide. Hyro draws equal inspiration from hip hop and rock on this latest romp through the streets.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff