Mental Afro is a band that moves the soul through the power of the mind. They draw from many musical genres to create a self-described 'funkhop-rock' style to delight the auditory senses. The band is currently performing in the Midwest region of the United States to various audiences that find the ability to resist dancing during their shows a challenge.
"Those who attend their concerts are guaranteed a high energy performance, innovative and funky music, and positive rhymes... Their shows definitely make for a great night of live music."
– Fredara Hadley from Black Grooves 9-07-07
"Back in the day, hip-hop used to be fun and free of the limitations placed upon it by media conglomerates and television networks. Even before Run DMC was walking with Steven Tyler, you routinely saw hip-hop artists collaborating with jazz, rock, reggae and even punk artists to create music that was uncategorizable but undeniably good.
This is the mindset of Bloomington's Mental Afro, brought together from across
the musical spectrum by a shared desire to make music on no terms other than theirs… The result is a mash-up of styles that would make Sly and the Family Stone proud."
- Dan Coleman from The Herald Times 5-17-07 (Bloomington,IN)