No Justice No Peace
A politically-minded band blending Funk, Reggae, and Alternative Rock with lyrics that are hard hitting, sarcastic and soulful, Wackiavelli was founded by former Polydor recording artist, Omar Mesa, original guitarist of Mandrill. Wackiavelli's debut CD includes 'No Justice, No Peace', 'Why Did You Lie?', 'Mislead the People, Mislead the Sheeple' and 'Judgement Day', a sarcastic Reggae/World excursion into funky Gospel, often compared to Steely Dan and currently heard on XM76 Fine Tuning. Omar was a featured guest on Air America's 'On the Real', where he was heralded as a 'hall of famer guitarist' by Chuck D, one of the many artists who has sampled Mandrill. Additionally, "No Justice, No Peace" was heard on Ring of Fire. Formed in December 2004, out of shared frustration over events in government, the Iraq War, and corporations, the band felt the need to speak out musically against the pervasive lies and hypocrisies. Little did they know that track #2, "Judgement Day", now on XM76 Fine Tuning, would prove to be prophetic...sooner than later!