EB Rebel

Share your life story with us.

I began releasing music seriously in 2014, shortly after I graduated from college. I had just accomplished something many people do not, but still felt incomplete. I started learning about the craft while trying to find a job post graduate. Then things just started to build from there.

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Share your press release. 

EB Rebel Visits “CLUB 27” with New Single

EB Rebel self-released her debut EP “Trance” in 2016 to critical acclaim. Her single “DON’T CARE” was featured in many popular online publications such as Central Track, SA Current, and AFROPUNK. In addition, the single was chosen as part of the soundtrack for the BET documentary produced by Jesse Williams, “Stay Woke”. The soundtrack also included notable artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole. The success of her first project has laid the foundation for her second EP, “MAMA, I’M OK”, and the breakout single “Club 27”.

Rebel’s new single was inspired by the 27 Club theory. This theory is a list of celebrities, specifically musicians, who died tragically at the age of twenty-seven; at the height of their careers. She speaks to the lures of fame, and the temptations that if pursued could potentially make her a new member. The song’s somber topic lends to a dark production. The trap inspired beat was produced by Ish D (Lil Wayne, Snow Da Product) and the visuals were created by Jeremy Biggers, who also directed the aforementioned “DON’T CARE”.

“Even the ones on your team want you to die like Selena”- EB Rebel, Club 27

The “MAMA, I’M OK”  EP is set to be released January 26, 2018.

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List the names of those that have assisted you so far in your music career and use this opportunity to thank them.

OZ – my engineer for my recordings. He pretty much taught me how to record, and helped shape my sound.

ISH D – my main producer. He is super chill, and we vibe well together.

Michelle – she has helped me a lot since I’ve gotten to NYC, really has looked out for me and is guiding me in ways that are priceless. The real MVP.

Alsace Carcione – a great artist in her own right, but has been somewhat of a mentor to me. She has given me advice, and really set a path for artists like myself in Dallas.

Katie – for reaching out to me about the BET opportunity that really kick started things for me in a big way. Forever grateful.

Family- for being my first fans and always in my corner.

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Narrate your experience while recording in the studio or while touring. 

Studio recording use to be stressful to me because I was trying to be a perfectionist. Now I just go in and let the vibes take over. I think things work out better that way.

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Go into detail about your songwriting process.

For me it all starts with a dope instrumental. It doesn’t have to be complete, but just some kind of sonic inspiration. To me, the track will tell you what you need to say. I just catch a vibe if it’s the one. Then I just try to write freely, not thinking about what someone will think about what I will say. I just go with my first mind.

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Brief us on what you have on the way for your fans out there. 

I have a new EP coming out the first quarter of 2018 called “Mama, I’m Ok”. I’m really excited about it. More visuals on the way for that (at least 3 more), more shows, and I’m already back in the studio recording more records for a second project to be released in 2018.

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Tell us what you are doing to increase your fan base. 

Releasing more music and doing more shows. I think those are the two biggest things I can do to make people believers of my movement.

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Tell us that point in time that you just feel like giving up on your music career.

Right before I released “Don’t Care” honestly. It’s really tough to be an indie artist in this climate. But I just continue to have faith that I will achieve all my goals. That’s what keeps me going. And the love I’ve received from it has confirmed that I should continue on this path.

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Go into detail on how you make your instrumentation or melody. 

I’m attracted to vox sounds in instrumentation so I usually build around those elements. I’m also partial to darker sounds so I tend to choose those sounds as well. Then I build the melody off of whatever sounds stands out the most to me (synth or chords).

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Tell us your complete understanding of music licensing. 

Music licensing ensured that artists get paid for their work. It’s something that every artist should learn a little about.

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Tell us the best way to get in touch with you on social media.

IG is my preferred method. I love visual things so I’m usually on there. Hit me up lol.

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Give us the links to your various stores.

www.ebrebelmusic.com

https://ebrebel.bandcamp.com/

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Tell us your favourite genre of music.

Hip hop; but I listen to anything…except country.

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Tell us the subject matter of most of your songs.

Most of my songs are considered socially conscious. I’m just narrating life as I see it and what’s going on around me.

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Tell us all we need to know about this song.

This song was inspired by the 27 Club theory of artists that died young, at the height of their careers. I just got to thinking how things would be if I were put in their situations. How it must feel to be so loved by people but feel so alone.

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Tell us what you think about digital distribution and streaming. 

It’s a gift and a curse. It’s great because it makes it easier for an indie like myself to self distribute music. But with that said it also saturates the market with so much music that it can be difficult to cut through it all. And the pay could be much better.

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Tell us various ways that artists can boost their revenue. 

The trend I’m seeing is to release music more frequently. The more tracks you have, the more revenue streams from songs you have.

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Tell us your thought on self-training and going to educational institution to study music. 

I think one should do whichever they feel will put them in the best position. I did not go to school for Music (probably should have instead of law), but I think it could be useful. Just make sure you research the school to make it worth the money and time. But you can definitely learn things on your own. It will just take more time and discipline.

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a hit song. 

I don’t know if I have that answer lol. I think it’s just a result of everything coming together nicely. A great hook, compelling verses, and great production. Also there has to be a feeling, something for the listeners to grab hold to.

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Tell us what you will buy if you want to build your own studio.

I’ve gotten the essentials for a home studio. I would love to have the space to for a large, separate place to record in! I have a 700 sq apt in NY right now so I’m not there yet lol. So more space would be amazing; with good sound proofing.

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Go on at length on what it takes to gain the attention of the audience while playing live. 

ENERGY! If you give the crowd all of you and you will get the same in return. I’ve been performing in one of the toughest crowds in the world; NYC. But when I give them my whole self, energy and passion, they feel it. And they are engaged in the performance. Also, be prepared and know your songs. That’s very important as well.

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List your five favourite songwriters. 

Frank Ocean

James Fauntleroy

Kendrick Lamar

Jay-Z

Nina Simone

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List your five favourite music producers. 

Pharrell (Neptunes)

Timbaland

Kanye West

Dr Dre

Quincy Jones

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Describe in details how you feel when you hear your song on the radio.

I haven’t been on Traditional radio yet, but I am on Pandora which is huge because they do not just accept everyone. That’s was a surreal moment; to see my own station! A great accomplishment for sure.

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Describe your best mood to write a song.

Whatever moment those thoughts come in. I don’t believe in letting ideas linger. Go ahead and write it out, and record it if possible so that you don’t lose that feeling. You have to stay in the moment.

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