Agressive and rebellious, the White Mandingos boast an ironclad trio of musicians that are entrenched in their hip-hop and punk roots: the celebrated West Coast emcee Murs, Bad Brains' bassist Darryl Jenifer, and the multi-talented rhyme/riff slayer Sacha Jenkins SHR.
The trio is set to release their first LP, The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me, on June 11. In their songs they channel the Clash's reggae influences and Black Flag's hardcore distorted chaos. While Murs still retains the rap thrills of a prototypical 90's emcee (lyrical virtuosity and slick quotables), he thrashes and spits rhymes that are a straight punch to the gut. Forget hip-hop — Murs is like Sid Vicious, and the White Mandingos are like the Sex Pistols. These guys are headbanging with a B-Boy stance.
"I am conscience, I am tainted toxic and I love to talk shit," says Murs in the recently released video to "Mandingo Rally." He talks of how black hatred is exacerbated by themselves, "without the white man's help," while wearing a KKK outfit. Don't do this at home, or in the 'hood.