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The Bad Boy of Irish Rap A92 share debut Mixtape: 92 DEGREES

A92 have exploded in popularity, going from being Ireland's premier Drill collective, to one of the biggest Drill collectives worldwide. With their iconic Plugged In Freestyle breaking into Spotify's Viral Top 50 in multiple countries worldwide, including Australia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Belgium Ireland and the UK, they've become some of the hottest artists in a fiercely contested scene. Their secret is versatility, which each member of the six man crew bringing their own distinct flavour--Offica (with his iconic mask), BT, Kebz, Dbo, Nikz and Ksav are able to trade bars and flows with an ease that has them rushing to the top. Becoming the hottest topic since the birth of Irish Hip Hop, becoming the first act from a hip hop subgenre to enter Official Top 40 Single Charts in both Ireland and UK. Receiving a copious amount of co-signs from respected figures in the industry like Charlie Sloth, Kenny All-star, Blanco, Fumez The Engineer, DJ Target, Semtex and Classical Kyle. With extremely humble beginnings and a humble approach toward their music, the collective has captured the attention of the nation with a series of street heater since arriving earlier this year.

A92 finally deliver their debut mixtape, one of the most anticipated releases of the year. ‘92 DEGREES’ features 15 tracks that straddle the worlds of commercial rap and underground drill produced by international beatmakers with credits from AJ Tracey, Hardy Caprio, Dig Dat, M1llions, Pop smoke and A$AP Ferg. The tape features introductory ‘A9 Link Up’, chart-topper ‘Plugged In, hood bop ‘Wrist On Bop’ a Mixtape Madness production of ‘Go Low 2.0’ and ‘WAR’ from new member Andre Fazaz alongside an arsenal of hits.

The collective formed not more than a year ago by manager Joel Safo who saw a gap in the market for drill music outside of Dublin. Since launching they have broken barriers for drill music in Ireland. Becoming Ireland’s most successful rappers in a generation, in the space of a year breaking into the UK & IRISH TOP 40 Charts with their latest release 'Plugged In' freestyle with Fumez the engineer which has gained over 24 Million streams in under 2 months. Entering in the Top 5 of the Irish Home Grown charts with the highest-entry ever. Outside of the music A92 have proven to be a positive force in the community of Drogheda, supporting the less fortunate and disadvantaged. Setting a positive example for the youth of today.

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