The Self-Proclaimed “Leaders of Nu-Faculty” Deal with Racial Injustice And Police Brutality On This Rap-Infused Nu-Metallic Banger.
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We Are Band Nerds – “My Enemy”
RIYL: Hip-hop infused with a little bit little bit of rock.
What Else You Ought to Know: We Are Band Nerds isn’t only a cheeky identify — a number of of the members have been really “nerdy” band youngsters in highschool.
The genre-blending Dallas band fuses nu-metal with influences of rap legends like Ice-T and Outkast. No matter nu-metal’s popularity as an often-teased genre, WABN has commanded a corporeal grasp on a contemporary sound and pure really feel that Dallas music followers will be proud to see represented within the metropolis.
The band has amassed almost 1,000,000 whole views on its YouTube channel, and has turn out to be a regular fixture on AFROPUNK whereas alongside the best way sharing levels with the likes of HellYeah, Asking Alexandria and Halestrom.
“My Enemy” is the newest single from the self-proclaimed “Leaders of the Nu-Faculty.” The music is ingrained with the influence of the Black Lives Matter motion and touches on the debates of patriotism and the ’94 Crime Invoice — typically referred to as “The Biden Invoice.” Regardless of the distant-thunder flashes of guitar usually included in heavier rap ballads, the extra hardcore rap opening will depart listeners much more impressed that these guys are enjoying all their very own devices.
The screamed refrain of “Face down on the bottom/Lay there until I allow you to go,” over distorted chords decidedly emancipates the message. A scratched out declaration of “You recognize the drill” leaves us with a monitor that notably crosses perceived racial boundaries in a means just like Cypress Hill’s double A-sides of “Rock Celebrity” and “Rap Celebrity.” The cultural reset of Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” getting various radio play and Gorillaz’s dominant “Clint Eastwood” additionally come to thoughts.
“My Enemy” grapples with the way more critical, crucial public health crisis of racial inequality and police brutality, nonetheless. Channeling all of it by way of a head-banger of a monitor doesn’t damage. In spite of everything, it’s not a second — it’s a motion.