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NEW JERSEY's Ho99o9 is the most sonically and viscerally adventurous HIP HOP group i have come across since discovering PUBLIC ENEMY as a child. the closest analogues i can point at are DEATH GRIPZ, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES, DEAD PREZ and fellow GARDEN STATERS THE MISFITS. their eclectic sound is a potent mix of classic EAST COAST HIP HOP with a defiantly PUNK ROCK / HARDCORE / POST HARDCORE streak that is beyond sonically abrasive and enthralling. makes sense given that former DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN drummer BILLY RYMER is currently touring with them. lyrically they are not afraid to get political, thus the PUBLIC ENEMY comparison.
Ho99o9 is an immensely talented, artistically ascendent group definitely worth check out and keeping an eye out for in the future.