EB Rebel is an emcee/songwriter/producer from Dallas, Texas. Last year she released her EP “TRANCE” with a lead single and video of “Don’t Care”. The single received mounds of favorable press and opportunities in music and film. From landing on Dallas/Fort Worth’s Central Track’s buzz rankings and mentions, to being featured in the popular national online publication Afropunk and a feature in “Stay Woke”- a BET documentary.
Now, she’s ready to release her new EP. EB says the inspiration behind her latest single “Club 27” came when she moved to New York City about a year and a half ago.
“I had opportunities to speak with a lot of industry people that could possibly change things for me, so I started to think how life would change if that were to happen. Then I was reminded of the 27 Club, of which a lot of artists (Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix) I admire are unfortunately a part of. From there I just started writing…”
Hear “Club 27” below:
Last year was a whirlwind of progress for Rebel. Still, she says she’s still getting comfortable with it all. “I try to write from an honest place and not think about how people will take it. When I first started I was very concerned about being a role model and about what my family would think. But if you want to be a great artist, you have to be free.”
Her record “Don’t Care” made some waves, and she says she didn’t see that coming:
“About two weeks after I released “Don’t Care” a person associated with the (BET) documentary reached out to me. I think they found the song on Twitter. It felt so unreal! But everything checked out, and I ended up being on the soundtrack of the documentary alongside of Kendrick Lamar and J Cole which is insane!”
There’s tons of female engineers, rappers, producers, artists, and professionals in hip hop right now. There has been. EB says, “Being a woman in Hip Hop can be a challenge. When I tell people I an a musician, they never will guess that I am a rapper.”
But there is power in the element of surprise. “Every time I perform, I can see guys prejudging me and how I will rap. Then when I start the first song, half way through you can see the wall come down. Many times by the end of the performance I will have won them over. I think that’s the biggest thing as a female artist. You are always in the position to prove yourself.”
She’s got it — and her EP “Mama, I’m Ok” is coming in February 2018, so keep up.
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