Produced entirely by Splash, the instrumentals recall classic genre-liquefying experiments like DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing and Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde. You can file Semi Hendrix somewhere between Gnarls Barkley and Run the Jewels.
Scott O’Malley of Guerilla Press provides the visuals to their thought-provoking single off the Breakfast at Banksy’s album, “Jesus Pressed Mute”. Semi Hendrix frontman Ras Kass spits flames about Capitalist inequality, human injustice and numerous problems the world faces today as producer Splash sets the melodic tone.
On Breakfast At Banksy’s, the intellect is staggering, but never self-serious. He’ll go from talking about squirters to indicting “Stop and Frisk” policy. The sound is kaleidoscopic. Nothing is sacred. Guest spots include Brothers Voodoo, Cee-Lo and Raheem DeVaughn, Teedra Moses, Kurupt, Montego Meli, Alice Russell, Wrekonize, and Jessica. But for all its virtuosity, this is 100 percent raw. If you wanted to know who Semi Hendrix are, the answer is simple: they’re the wildest style.
Breakfast At Banksy’s out now on iTunes.