REBAL HUE is back with another Artist On The Rise segment this time with Chicago Native, Pierre King. Pierre King as an independent artist with 90’s R&B attributing to the soundtrack of his life. At an early age, King was impacted by artists such as Prince, Outkast, and Missy Elliott, along with vocalists like Kelis and Brandy’s experimental approach to the Hip-Hop/R&B genre. King wanted to echo what he heard and that inspired him to start making beats at age 12.
Washington, DC rapper TattedNdRich released his second EP titled Hippies Love Pancakes 2. Hippies Love Pancakes 2 is a follow up from his first EP Hippies Love Pancakes. When asked how did this project come about? TattedNdRich responded “I recorded part 1 in a week before I left for SXSW. I didn’t want to travel without a body of work. Part2 [of the EP] is an attempt to best myself, it took longer [than expected] but I had to learn from some previous pitfalls.” He follows up to say “I actually like this one because I focused on this
time and used the [EP] as a release therapy. Mental WEALTH is very important hence the tracks Therapy Sessions (1,2,&3) where I use the racks to freestyle my way out of writers block, vent. About things I’ve experience, or past relationship issues. For the most part this is all just an introduction to who I am and also who I want to become. I manifest through my music.” Continue reading “New Release:TattedNdRich -Hippies Love Pancakes 2 | Q&A”
A Rising Star…
Nijel Noel is an up-and-coming artist that has a passion in creating a mix of alternative R&B, contemporary and electronic pop music. Noel was born in New Jersey then later was raised in the suburban’s of Maryland. Noel is no stranger to the underground music scene. When the singer, songwriter and occasional rapper began finding his passion he starting connecting with DJ’s via social media that where
creating club mixes and was asked for collaborative vocals to sample. Having that opportunity sparked a peaked of interest from Malik Trips who often asked him to add supporting vocals to his tracks like “Hi-ChewV2” &”OutroV2” Shortly after Nijel Noel was signed to a Top Modeling agency where he took a break from music and dropped occasional singles like “Been Wonderin”, and “Midnight Calls.”
Continue reading “Artist On Rise: Nijel Noel | An Exclusive Q&A”
The Release Of Truly Saiyan EP
Germantown, Maryland rapper Truly Uzi released his first EP Truly Saiyan. The EP is titled Truly Saiyan is in reference to Dragon Ball Z. Uzi explained a Saiyan who has gone through a transformation which multiplies his current power and turns his hair blonde and his eyes
green/light. “So, as a child as I used to watch Dragon Ball Z; I always want to be a super Saiyan and with this cover an album I wanted to create that. The person that I’m becoming a better and stronger me as I am leveling up” said Truly Uzi.
Continue reading “Truly Uzi |Latest Video -All My Love & Truly Saiyan EP Release”
Elly’s style of rap is gritty and gives you a street hustlers vibe.
Elly Elz, is a DC native born on the south side of Washington, D.C. His stage present captivates his audience by his use of clever wordplay and relatable topics. Elly is not only a rapper, but is the CEO of Syck Music Group or SMG. The company was started by himself and a friend named C3 to promote his music, other artists
affiliated with him and his clothing line iTrap, which he designs himself. The iTrap clothing line is popular not only in D.C., but in nationally as well due to social media. Elly Elz was featured in REBAL HUE Winter Issue VOL.4. Get to know more about Elly Elz in an exclusive Q& A with REBAL HUE Magazine.
Recap: 2019 Was A Big Year For Lil Dream the rapper and songwriting proves that his real gift is his versatility.
his latest single “1500 Degreez” from SwipeRixh 2. The unique thing about the”1500 Degreez” video is the 3D effects on the video and it was shot on a iPhone. The video was directed by Film & GFX and song produced by Pentagrvm and Lil Dream himself. We look forward to the new music to come from Lil Dream in 2020.
Cool, Calm & Collective
S&C Mally is a rapper from South East Washington, DC. Coming from a musical family background somethings just came naturally such as wordplay and catch creative hooks. S&C Mally has been heavily influenced by rappers such as Bone Thugs N Harmony , DMX, Outkast to name a few.
Early this year Mally dropped an EP titled Tha Stash with the lead single Cool Calm Collective.
S&C Mally songs make no distinction between the personal and political, and see systemic failures through the lenses of individuals
without ever quite pointing fingers or succumbing to victimization.
Check out S&C Mally full page Editorial spread with photographers such as Konan Bokose and Asian Eyez., in our VOL.6 The Editorial. Watch the full interview below.
The Editor’s Playlist Is Back!
REBAL HUE is days away of the release of it’s our 1st EVER Editorial Issue. What better to kick things off is with our annual Editor’s
Playlist. This season’s Playlist has artist such as Chicago own Mic Terror, Towkio, and Reeseynem. But the doesn’t stop there Ari Lennox and VanJess make an appearance as well representing the R&B side of things. You can pre-order your copy and will receive a FREE REBAL HUE T-Shirt while supplies last!
The Continuation Of C’est La Vie
Fresh off REBAL HUE Editior’s Playlist Music Showcase. Nic Junior continues with another single from C’est La Vie titled Bonjour Freestyle. The Chicago rapper returns with another album that defies expectations. There is a greater range of flows explored, a greater range of tones discovered, and a sharper focus throughout. Check out Nic Junior latest freestyle below. Continue reading “Nic Junior | New Video- Bonjour Freestyle”
Pushing his versatility, ear for production, and lyricism in his direction. REBAL HUE’s creative director and head editor Asia J meets Landover, MD rapper Kae-9 for a Q&A.
With this year’s early release of Kae-9 latest single Hol’ Up (The Paradigm) there is a greater range of flows explored, a greater range of tones discovered, and a sharper focus throughout the song. When asked to describe his musical style, Kae-9 said “it’s a bit of conscious [rap].” He didn’t want to commit into
saying the music he creates is street music because he doesn’t rap much about the streets. One thing that stood out in response to this question was Kae-9 saying “I like to say something that means something. I ‘don’t like to waste words.” That is an important to admire from an artist. Kae-9 grew up with a musical background gifted by his estranged father’s side of the family such as grandfather playing in a band, his aunt that sings R&B and including his grandmother keeping him the church growing up. Creating music and being apart of music has been a natural environment for him. Check-out this exclusive interview below.