If you haven ‘t heard of Hyro Da Hero yet, chances are you will soon. The self proclaimed “Gangsta Rock” artist is gaining ground quickly, one fan at a time. With a mix of Rage Against The Machine meets Public Enemy, Hyro Da Hero could just be the change in music you’ve been waiting for. I recently interviewed Hyro to see what all the buzz was about. All I can say is the man is on a mission, and you need to get on board.
Rockstar Radio: What does the “Hero” part of your name stand for in the musical aspect? What kind of things are you, as an artist, fighting for or against?
Hyro: Hero is at the end of my name because I am here to save the day. In a world where we are corrupted by the powers that be, I use my God-Given talent to spread my message to be the voice to wake people out of this hypnotized state we are in.
Rockstar Radio: Your stage show is getting amazing reviews from all over the globe. Artists and fans alike say the energy and experience is incredible. How do you prepare for your live set, and what do you hope to achieve when you leave the stage?
Hyro: Before I hit the stage I try to get myself together mentally, physically and spiritually. I visualize what I want to do, how I want the crowd to be and go out and execute. I warm up by doing pushups and stretching, then hit the stage with with passion. I want people to feel like they seen the next Superstar when they walk away.
Rockstar Radio: Rap and Rock, for the most part, have always been on different sides of the musical spectrum. What similarities between them help bring the fans and music together?
Hyro: Though rap and rock is different musically, they still share the same fuck you attitude. A rebellious sound against the powers that be. I use that connection to create what I do. Hip Hop is used to express oneself through the art form as is rock. I keep it credible because I know whats cool in rock and whats cool in hip hop, and thats what prevents me from ever being corny.
“Though rap and rock is different musically, they still share the same fuck you attitude.” -Hyro Da Hero
Rockstar Radio: In the new single, “Sleeping Giants”, you say “You Are Your Own Worst Enemy”. What do you mean by that?
Hyro: We hold ourselves back. No one can stop us from doing anything except ourselves. We are in a constant battle with our ego 24/7. We question our decision and second guess ourselves. Only you can fight that. If you choose not learn you will be easily misinformed. If you choose not to train you will lose every fight.
Rockstar Radio: What is one mistake, in your career, that you have made you would advise newer acts like yourself to not make?
Hyro: I advise people not to get caught up in the hype of the lame less talented acts that surpass you with bullshit music. Im guilty of getting upset looking at the downfall of a art form I love so much. Flavor of the week rappers and singers can really piss You off when u want your message of truth to be heard.
Hyro Da Hero’s new album: BIRTH, SCHOOL, WORK, DEATH will hit stores on July 31, courtesy of Stereo Ban Media/EMI. Jonathan Davis of Korn said the album was his pick for Album Of The Year in a recent interview with Revolver Magazine. *Hyro Da Hero spins his own cycle of hip hop on his debut album Birth, School, Work, Death. Hyro loads rock ‘n’ roll attitude into explosive, engaging and enthralling rap music. With the crunch of a power chord and the snap of a rhyme, the Houston-bred Los Angeles-based MC spits pure fire. Produced by Ross Robinson—the man behind Korn and Slipknot legendary debuts—Birth, School, Work, Death sounds like revolution. Featuring contributions from members of At the Drive-in and Blood Brothers, this is hip hop like you’ve never heard. *-NOM Press