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User: The Real Jimi Hazel
Article: 24-7 Spyz
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| years_active = 1986&ndash;1998<br/>2003&ndash;present
 
| years_active = 1986&ndash;1998<br/>2003&ndash;present
 
| label = In-Effect<br />[[East West Records|East West Records America]]<br />Enemy<br />What Are Records?<br />The Gumbo Recording Company
 
| label = In-Effect<br />[[East West Records|East West Records America]]<br />Enemy<br />What Are Records?<br />The Gumbo Recording Company
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| associated_acts = Black Angus<br />A.N.M.<br />Blkvampires
 
 
| website =
 
| website =
| current_members = Jimi Hazel<br />Rick Skatore<br />Sekou Lumumba
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| current_members = Jimi Hazel<br />Rick Skatore<br />Sekou Lumumba>br /<Ronny Drayton
| past_members = P. Fluid <br />Anthony Johnson<br />Tony Lewis<br />Matt Martin<br />Kindu Phibes<br />Tobias Ralph<br />Mackie Jayson<br />Jeff Brodnax<br />Joel Maitoza
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| past_members = P. Fluid <br />Anthony Johnson<br />Tony Lewis<br />Matt Martin<br />Kindu Phibes<br />Tobias Ralph<br />Jeff Brodnax<br />Joel Maitoza
 
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In 2006, the band released ''[[Face the Day]]'', with new drummer Tobias Ralph, through The Gumbo Recording Company label. The disc was produced by Jimi Hazel and [[Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal]] and was the first 24-7-Spyz studio album in a decade. Shortly thereafter, the band released a live performance from 1998 as a digital download and CD titled ''[[Can You Hear the Sound?]]''.
 
In 2006, the band released ''[[Face the Day]]'', with new drummer Tobias Ralph, through The Gumbo Recording Company label. The disc was produced by Jimi Hazel and [[Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal]] and was the first 24-7-Spyz studio album in a decade. Shortly thereafter, the band released a live performance from 1998 as a digital download and CD titled ''[[Can You Hear the Sound?]]''.
   
In 2009, Hazel and Skatore began focusing their attention on a new side project called A.N.M. (Anti Nigger Machine). Other members of the band include [[Doug Pinnick]] (vocals), Greg Fulton (guitar & vocals), Spacey T (guitar & vocals) & Philip "Fish" Fisher (drums & percussion). Later that year, they released a four-song demo via their MySpace page. In 2010, the band began soliciting donations to fund the recording of their first album.
 
   
 
On August 6, 2011, 24-7 Spyz performed at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. The show saw former members Jeff Brodnax and Joel Maitoza return for a reunion of the ''Strength in Numbers'' era lineup.<ref>{{cite web | title = 24-7 Spyz Announce Reunion Show In New York!| publisher = Afro-Punk| url = http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/ap-quickie-247-spyz-announce| accessdate = 2011-05-24}}</ref> In November 2011, the band announced that the lineup would continue the reunion with ''Strength In Numbers Twentieth Anniversary Tour'' starting with a string of European dates beginning in late February and continuing through March, 2012. In September 2012, it was announced that the band had officially parted ways with Brodnax and Maitoza. In November 2012, Sekou Lumumba of Bedouin Soundclash became the new drummer and legendary guitarist Ronny Drayton joined the band as well. A new EP produced by Jimi Hazel and mixed by Terry Date is slated for release in the summer of 2013.
 
On August 6, 2011, 24-7 Spyz performed at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. The show saw former members Jeff Brodnax and Joel Maitoza return for a reunion of the ''Strength in Numbers'' era lineup.<ref>{{cite web | title = 24-7 Spyz Announce Reunion Show In New York!| publisher = Afro-Punk| url = http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/ap-quickie-247-spyz-announce| accessdate = 2011-05-24}}</ref> In November 2011, the band announced that the lineup would continue the reunion with ''Strength In Numbers Twentieth Anniversary Tour'' starting with a string of European dates beginning in late February and continuing through March, 2012. In September 2012, it was announced that the band had officially parted ways with Brodnax and Maitoza. In November 2012, Sekou Lumumba of Bedouin Soundclash became the new drummer and legendary guitarist Ronny Drayton joined the band as well. A new EP produced by Jimi Hazel and mixed by Terry Date is slated for release in the summer of 2013.
 
==Whereabouts of former members==
 
Anthony Johnson reppeared as the drummer for the band Middle Man before moving on to perform a lead role in the [[Off Broadway]] production of ''[[Stomp (dance troupe)|Stomp]]''. He was also featured in the [[HBO]] film ''[[Stomp Out Loud]]''. While performing in Stomp, Johnson was recruited to play drums for Japanese pop star, [[Bonnie Pink]]. Johnson relocated to Japan where he lived and toured with the band for a time. He was named as the drummer for [[Ben Folds]] during a tour supporting Folds' solo album, ''[[Rockin' the Suburbs]]''.<ref>{{cite web | title = Ben Folds Now One| publisher = Rolling Stone| url = http://uk.real.com/music/artist/Ben_Folds/articles/374932/-related-articles-page-3/| accessdate = 2009-12-28}}</ref> In 2005, he made an appearance on the self-titled, five song release by Lost Tricks, a band fronted by actor Trevor Oswalt. He has also performed with artists such as [[Eagle-Eye Cherry]], [[Dionne Farris]] and [[Vanessa Daou]]. Johnson lives in [[New York City]] where he continues to participate in music, as a member of [[The Morning After Girls]], and theatre.<ref>{{cite web | title = Anthony Johnson Biography| publisher = taisuke.com| url = http://www.taisuke.com/anthony/bio.html| accessdate = 2009-12-29}}</ref>
 
 
P. Fluid and the P. Fluid Foundation played clubs in and around [[New York City]] but never released an album. Shortly after leaving 24-7 Spyz for the second time, P. Fluid, now using the name Forrest Thinner, formed Blkvampires. The band released a five song EP titled ''The Collector's Item'' through the Catch A Fire website. These five songs had previously been recorded by 24-7 Spyz and released on ''Temporarily Disconnected''. In 2005, the [[New York City]] based band released their debut, [http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/blkvampires self titled album] compiling seven previously unreleased tracks as well as the five songs previously included on the ''The Collector's Item'' EP. In 2010, the band released a followup ten-song EP/DVD titled ''Blkcula''. A five-song release, titled ''The Devil's Music'', followed in 2012.
 
 
Joel Maitoza has continued playing drums & other percussion with bands such as Crown 10, Shockhead, Don Lithgow, Seventrain and Kerry Conally and remains heavily involved in session work and producing. From 2000-2006, Joel managed the thrash-groove metal act Brick Bath on the Pavement/Crash Music label. In 2007, Joel began working with French guitarist, Christophe Godin. Maitoza reunited with 24-7 Spyz in 2011 for a reunion of the ''Strength in Numbers'' lineup and and toured with the band in 2012 for a European tour in February and March. In September 2012, his association with the band officialy ended.
 
 
Jeff Brodnax went on to join the band Egypt, whom he had known before his days in 24-7 Spyz. During his time with the band, they released two albums, ''Drowning in the Promised Land'' and ''Soul Hammer''. The singer later released a solo album titled ''Acoustic EP'' in 2002. It was followed in 2009 by an album titled ''Forcing Me To Bend'' which he continues to support through touring. Like Maitoza, Brodnax reunited with 24-7 Spyz in 2011 and toured with the band in 2012 for a European tour in February and March. In September 2012, his association with the band officialy ended.
 
   
 
==Discography==
 
==Discography==
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Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 06:53:00 PM
Status: Reported
Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 06:53:00 PM #101748
Bradley (anonymous)

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