The X-Ray Poetz new release Zombie Evolution is intelligent, fresh, and musically engaging. They’ve got everything you could want from Hip-Hop including pop culture references, “singable” melodies, and social criticism but they also draw on history in the form of Galileo (“I’m like Galileo cuz I know what’s up”), 20th Century Latino culture, and Charlie Chaplin.
There is no mistaking that these guys are optimists. While their music often deals with the dark side of society the message is always that although there is something wrong people – you, me, and the guy down the street – are not powerless and can change things for the better. With lyrics like “give me lemons and I’ll put them in the plan”, “keep on producing, keep on making art, when someone tells you stop, that’s when you start”, and “I’m not a product of my environment my environment is a product of me” the X-Ray Poetz are encouraging all of us to take a look around, take control, and keep a positive outlook. Zombie Evolution is definitely worth a listen!