Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Flobots are a classical/rap/hip hop group.
Yeah, you read that right.

Flobots consist of two main Emcees, Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit, a guitar, viola, bass and drums, with their influences ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Saul Williams to Bach. While I'm not usually one for rap, these guys have such perfect flow and clever potent lyrics that it's hard not to be impressed. Their songs are generally political (one of the strongest characteristics I think a rap song can have) and because of it Flobots have got a lot of press. In their song, Stand Up, which is about Hurricane Katrina, they say, "We still don't understand thunder and lighting/ flash back to when we didn't fund the dam/ Didn't fund the damn levi?/ No wonder man." Flobots also have a website, FightWithTools.org, where their fans can work together to bring change to their community, starting with encouraging people to become active and care about what's going on in their government.

Good music and trying to make the world a better place?

Take a listen.

Stand Up [mp3]

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