‘92: Long Beach Hardcore Powerhouse Unleashes Debut EP and Unites Genres '92
Reviewed by Sam Lowry

‘92 defies genre boundaries with their self-titled debut EP, blending hardcore beats with gangster rap storytelling and G-Funk swagger in politically charged tracks like “Above The Law.”

Long Beach, CA's '92 is more than just a hardcore band; they're a force of genre-bending energy. With their self-titled debut EP set to drop on February 23 via Rude Records, the quintet announces their arrival with the release of "Above The Law," a track that encapsulates their raw, politically charged sound.Combining the relentless beats of hardcore with the storytelling of gangster rap and the swagger of G-Funk, '92 creates a streetwise symphony that defies traditional boundaries. Their music, featured on Decibel, is a potent mix of aggression and groove, serving as a rallying cry for those seeking catharsis in a world fraught with frustrations."Above The Law," the EP's second single, pulsates with an infectious bass line that sets the stage for Jabril Ward's hard-hitting lyrics. It's a track that blends rock and hip-hop elements seamlessly, creating a backdrop for Ward's poignant social commentary.

The band's excitement for the EP's release is palpable. Having worked on these songs for years, '92 sees their debut as a culmination of their collective experiences and observations. The tumultuous events of recent years have only added fuel to their fire, igniting a passion to amplify the voices of the unheard.Drawing inspiration from artists like Rage Against The Machine and Dr. Dre, '92 channels the spirit of rebellion that defined the 1992 riots. Their music is a reflection of the times, a visceral response to the injustices that permeate society.

Comprised of Jabril Ward, Nick Sturz, Brandon De Vincenzo, Cole Patterson, and Quintin Barnum, '92 is more than just a band; they're a community-driven movement. Their live shows are a testament to their ethos, fostering an atmosphere of inclusivity and empowerment.With their debut EP, '92 invites listeners into a world of unapologetic expression. Rich with political undertones, the record serves as a beacon of authenticity in a world hungry for genuine voices.

As the release date approaches, anticipation builds for what promises to be a groundbreaking debut. With their fusion of hardcore and funk, '92 is poised to make a lasting impression on the music scene and beyond. Welcome to the world of '92, where the revolution is set to a relentless beat.

Upcoming Shows:

Feb 03 @ No Comply, Lancaster, CA

w/ Come Mierda, Entry, Self Sabotage, Church's Crowd

Feb 09 @ Towne Square, Los Angeles, CA

Dose, Monnk, Jack-knife, Headspin

Feb 12 @ Programme, Fullerton, CA

w/ Dose, Monk, Takedown

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