Bad Brains release Rise
Rise is the fifth full-length studio album by hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains.
It is the first Bad Brains album to be released on a major label (Epic Records) and is notable for the absence of two original members: Here, a young Israel Joseph I replaces vocalist H.R. and Cro-Mags drummer Mackie Jayson, who was a session musician on the band's previous album Quickness, replaces drummer Earl Hudson.
The album was released in the wake of a number of funk/rock acts whose sounds recalled the latter work of Bad Brains. Unfortunately for Bad Brains and several of these pioneering rap/funk/metal bands of the early 1990s, the Seattle grunge movement of 1992 had taken over the music industry, leaving Bad Brains without a record contract by the beginning of 1994.