This young upstart is out to prove he’s more than just trendsetter. He can rap, too. Get familiar with the 19-year-old spitter who is out to build a legacy in the rap game.—Christian Mordi
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Name: Ken Rebel
Hometown: Brooklyn, NYC
I grew up listening to: Gorillaz.
Most people don’t know I: Most people don’t know I am from Brooklyn, they think I am from Atlanta. I only lived there for a couple years, but I am originally from Brooklyn.
My style’s been compared to: N/A
My standout records and/or moments to date have been: Seeing my music video “You Must Be Crazy” on MTV and BET was a big moment for me. My music video “Hallelujah” meant a lot to me, because I was really eager to put it out to the people. Being able to travel off of my music also meant a lot to me. Also my mixtape doing 160,000 views on LiveMixtapes meant a lot to me as well.
My goal in hip-hop is: To build my legacy. All the fancy stuff will come in regards to cars, women and what not, but when they put you in the grave the only thing that stays in your legacy. I am trying to live forever. When Biggie died, no one said “I miss Biggie and his Jesus piece,” people said “I miss Biggie music.” His music is his legacy, something everlasting.
I’m gonna be the next: I am going to be the next to change someone’s mind. The next for people to listen to my music and it enlightens them.