HipHopDX Premiere – Straight from the 303, Denver-based Hip Hop trio Secret Dog is ready to mark their territory. Comprised of An Hobbes, Aethernaut and Felix Fast4ward, Secret Dog combines their unwavering love of classic, soul-infused Hip Hop with avant-garde production.

MC/Vocalist An Hobbes, who originally hails from Lincoln, Nebraska, thrived on a healthy diet of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Onyx, Heavy D & The Boyz and — yes! — even MC Hammer growing up, but didn’t realize he had a penchant for rhyming until he was almost finished with high school. He’s been honing his craft ever since.

Ahead of Secret Dog’s Thumb. Index. Middle. album release, the group has dropped an animated visual for the inaugural single, “Garlic Bread.”

“‘Garlic Bread’ is a narrative of the disparity and hypocrisy we have the misfortune of experiencing everyday,” An Hobbes tells HipHopDX. “[Animator] Jake Gillespie somehow managed to express all of that while simultaneously making it fun to watch.

“We we’re so fortunate to have Jake animate this video for us. Jake has been a friend for many years and actually created the flyer for my very first show! Well over a decade later, here we are working together to showcase how far our art has come since then.”

Thumb. Index. Middle. is expected to arrive in July.

Until then, check out the visual up top.