FEVER 333 have unleashed “Animal”(Feat. DMC) [J. Randy x Nellz R333MIX] today. Available now on all streaming platforms, the Los Angeles trio recruited legendary RUN-DMC co-founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® inductee DMC (aka Darryl McDaniels) to appear on the remix of “Animal.” The original recording can be found on the band’s acclaimed 2019 debut LP, STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS.
For this brand-new version, producers J Randy and Nellz deconstruct the track with FEVER 333 frontman Jason Aalon Butler and DMC trading bars and locking into a lyrical crossfire. Their feral verses give way to a powerful refrain on this essential collaboration in social activism.
To accompany the song, the group also launched limited-edition 333 DMC merchandise, including a classic bucket hat and t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the Felix Organization co-founded by DMC and EMMY® Award-winning casting director Sheila Jaffe and helping children in foster care since 2006.
Butler commented on the collaboration explain, “I learned most of what I know and utilize in my life musically, socially, and intellectually via hip hop music. I was obsessed with the idea of taking the adversity of the culture experienced and turning it into a song that moved to the beat of the human pulse while telling a story in a way that only adversity influenced culture could – in other words: REAL. I used to buy bootleg mixtapes from the cd man outside the barber shop every week and while I knew about RUN-DMC it wasn’t until I heard “Rock Box” on one of those weekly mixes that I got it. The moment I heard that mpc kick and snare hit in the track then into the distorted guitars and that intro solo. There was something that was literally perfect to me and my love of hip hop and rock music suddenly made sense. I was obsessed. I studied the flow. The clothes. THE CULTURE that DMC and his group created and, no word of a lie, I applied what I learned from him to what you hear now in FEVER 333. So it should come as no surprise when I say that this is one the greatest honors and achievements of my life in so many ways. I never thought 20 years ago when I heard DMC say “I couldn’t wait to demonstrate all the super def rhymes that I create” that he would be demonstrating on a track with my band. This shit is too crazy. All praise to the legend Darryl McDaniels for lettin’ em know- there’s a fever coming…”
DMC added, “FEVER 333 gives me an opportunity to empower inspire and fight for all! Hip Hop, Punk Rock, and Hard Rock n Rock n Roll allow me to represent truth, equality, and goodness in a rebellious righteous religious way. I got a fever right now….and I’m proud to bring heat with FEVER 333!”