Who is EB Rebel?
In 2014, after graduating from college with a Bachelors in Science in Legal Studies, EB Rebel became inspired to start making music. Rebel always had aspirations of a musical career, but decided to choose a more practical profession in the legal field. Thanks to the plummeting economy, and her burning desire to create, EB Rebel decided to skip law school and to become a hip hop artist. While creating 15 beats a day, she began to find her voice as both a producer, and an MC. After submitting her music to the Raw Dallas showcase committee, and getting a response almost instantly, EB was convinced that this was her true calling.
Feeling compelled to act after the murders of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Rebel began writing a Black Lives Matter (BLM) anthem to inspire the movement. In May 2016, she released the single and video of “Don’t Care”, the lead single from her EP "TRANCE". After sharing the single with BLM activist DeRay Mckesson, the song began to spread. The single received favorable press and opportunities in both music and film. The song landed on Dallas/Fort Worth’s Central Track, and was featured in the national publication Afropunk. Within a week, the song would make it to the team of "Stay Woke" a BET documentary directed by Laurens Grant and produced by Jesse Williams. The documentary aired on BET May 26, 2016. The soundtrack also featured hip hop heavyweights such as J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar.
Last year was a whirlwind of progress for EB Rebel in which she recorded new material and relocated to NYC. In a new city, she would experience tremendous highs, such as performing for Sofar Sounds and other major outlets, while also experiencing lows. These experiences inspired her latest release "Mama, I'm Ok". The record, released in May 2018, was about Rebel’s feelings and emotions about being away from family and following her dreams. The EP is narrated by real life voicemails from Rebel's mother, the concerned mother we all have in our lives. As the project progresses, you can feel the worry grow in Mama Rebel with each song. “Mama, I’m Ok” was meant to bring attention to mental illness and to remind people to take care of that part of themselves. Lead singles from the project were premiered on outlets such as Revolt and EARMILK.