Fever 333 has teamed up with Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels for a remix of their track “Animal.”
In this version, remixed by producers J Randy and Nellz, singer Jason Aalon Butler trades verses with DMC leading to a powerful refrain on this exciting collaboration.
Speaking about the song in a statement, Butler says:
“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…”
Check out the song below.
Fever 333 and DMC also teamed up for a run of limited-edition 333 DMC merchandise, including a t-shirt and a bucket hat. Proceeds will benefit the Felix Foundation, an organization co-founded by DMC to help children in foster care. Check out the merch here. You can donate to the Felix Foundation here.