Evolutionists would agree that the most dangerous animal to walk the face of the earth is man. And of that genus is a ferociously bred species whose elaborate flows and adroit command of the English language have the propensity to excite and entice feelings from euphoria to angst in others. That species is the Emcee. Sitting in the midst of these amazing orators is New Haven’s own Political Animals, a three piece Hip-Hop band (Sotorios Fedeli, vocals; Jen Harper, bass; Trenton Wright, drums) who are moving crowds with their latest EP “When Animals Attack”.
The trio’s ability to blend stripped down, infectious instruments with raw striking lyrics is nothing short of amazing as heard on the mesmerizing track “Read Between the Lines”. Harper’s vigorous bass grove sets the tone for Wright as he hammers out a volley of stabs and kicks. Fedeli drops verses al la LL Cool J as he artistically weaves emcees, songs and album titles into his composition and gives the listener a quick crash course in Hip-Hop history. “Blast the Bass” is a record that takes Hip-Hop back to its roots; a break beat, a slammin bass line and an emcee who brings out the best in the music. Fedeli goes off with the velocity of a young Chuck D and the dexterous flows of Black Thought provoking inner visions of the emcee moving the crowd. Other notable tracks are “Wannabeez” and the thought provoking “Sensory Deeption”.
The most ferocious bred species to ever walk the earth continues to evolve and Political Animals are living proof. Their bold instrumentation, intense vocalism and creative concepts separate them from other artists in their genre. This crew is rock solid and will be used as the model that propels the evolution of the emcee forward into the future.