Face the Day by 24-7 Spyz


Face the Day is the sixth and most recent album from rap, metal, and funk pioneers 24-7 Spyz. It is the first Spyz album in more than a decade, recorded two years after their reformation in 2003. Guitarist and vocalist Jimi Hazel and bassist Rick Skatore return with a new drummer, Tobias Ralph (formerly of Bruce Hornsby and the Range).

Surprisingly, bassist Rick Skatore does not contribute any songwriting to the album, which contains songs written by Jimi Hazel, some of which appeared on his 2002 solo album 21stCenturySouthBronxRockStar. The album contains the usual amalgam of genres, from heavy metal and hard rock to jazz and R&B. However, reggae and ska make up a larger amount of the music on the album compared to previous Spyz releases.

The album also features cover versions of Thin Lizzy's "Bad Reputation" from their 1977 album of the same name, and Sly and the Family Stone's "Stand!" also the title track of its respective album.