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The Soul Rebels By
Up for some high steppin’ marching band sound with hip-hop soul? The Soul Rebels are a hip-hop brass band collection of some of the Deep South’s finest. While Damion Francois holds down the bass lines on tuba, Lumar LeBlanc builds up the beat on snare and vocals. The New Orleans sound hits the streets and hits ‘em hard on this energetic, flavor-filled endeavor showing spirit, intensity, originality, and tight horn lines on the same wavelength as Ozomatli’s grooving tracks. It is dance music that won’t let you sit still. They rap, they blast brass, and they party on the recording. Even though electronics are scarcely used, there is a clear hip-hop element that runs through all the tracks. Their soulful energy serves up a movin’ on up taste of New Orleans for your aural pleasure. This gumbo is chock-full of bursting horn power, marching right through Latin, reggae, and Dixieland spices. Whip out the crawfish, step up your Mardi Gras spirit, and flip on the Rebelution for some good times.