It takes a lot for me to get instantly hooked to a new group upon first listen. I

kept hearing about ¡MAYDAY! on

sites like hiphopdx and never got around to listening to one of their tracks. A few days ago, I finally got around to it, and wow…this is how hip-hop is

supposed to ROCK! The hip-hop oriented band, signed to Tech N9ne’s

Strange Music label, is possibly the best rap-rock band since Linkin Park, in my opinion of course…but take a listen, because it may very well be yours

too. Gone are the days of rap-rock bands with crappy “rappers” fronting the bands. ¡MAYDAY! has done tracks with everyone from Black Thought, Ace Hood,

Kendrick Lamar, to Cee-Lo Green. This is one of the featured tracks called “Badlands” featuring Tech N9ne off of their new album, Take Me To Your Leader. Sounds like a great CD to go with the flow of traffic and ride to while speeding on 270.