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New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Punk


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"Angelo Moore/ Rebelmatic Tour"

December 14, 2013 by L,AVL.

@ The Grey Eagle – Dr. Madd Vibe + Rebelmatic + Prop Anon – 8:d00rs/9:sh00w, $10 adv./$12 day of, all ages. — Dr. Madd Vibe‘s big band energy is unstoppable no matter the style. It hops from swing to ska to jazz effortlessly and without waning. The mood shifts to a dark brand of show tune that explodes with infectious intensity. // Rebelmatic has a hard rock sound that lets punk spring from their five-piece structure. The chords are struck with purpose, the vocals bite and the drums crash as loud as they can. // PROP ANON is another product of the NYC underground hip-hop factory. “His lyrical onslaught is always delivered with utmost B-Boy confidence; much like if the genes of Johnny Rotten and Rakim were spliced and mutated into a new musical fusion known as Propaganda Anonymous.” -

"Creature of Rebelmatic: The Patriarch of NYC's Hip-Hop Underground"

How did Rebelmatic come together?
Before I started rhyming, I was in a hardcore band. I got to a point where I felt like, in hip-hop, I hit a ceiling where, especially live shows, I couldn't express what I wanted to express. My energy was at a different point. I felt it was time to shift, and I ran into a guy who remembered me from high school who wanted to put a band together and we've been together since '08. We put a record out and played the Afropunk festival last year, it's been great. - village voice

"if you ever get a chance to see them rock"

March 20, 2014 by JohnnyBlaster


Peace brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters! A few weeks back I was lucky enough to catch a performance at The Webster Hall Studios of legendary Bad Brains front man H.R. with The Dub Agents along with NYC hardcore act Rebelmatic! Let me tell you that the these brothers give rise to the spirit!!!

Rebelmatic got the crowd open with a steady flow of that raw hardcore. The set was pure energy with jams like “Check Please”, “Native”, “Walls Have Ears” and more…Reb-El-Matic brought that head-nod factor to the audience. If you get a chance to see them rock make sure you have boots on to stomp the floor up!!! -

"the social outrage of punk with the class struggle of rap"

Creatures lyrics which marry the social outrage of punk with the class struggle of rap, best exemplified on “Set Myself on Fire” where he asserts “Poverty ain’t paradise in a room full of parasites.” - chaz kangas

"H.R says we remind him of Bad Brains"

Are there any bands today that remind you of the Brains?

Red Hot Chili Peppers. There’s also this group called . . what’s their names, I did a show with them just the other day . . . OK its um, ‘JameKee what was that group we played with last time?’ Reblematics! -

"Bad Brains meets Wutang"

The 2013 installment of the Afro Punk Festival made its way back to Commodore Barry Park this past weekend. Rock climbing, BMX action and some motorcycle displays were on hand for everyone's enjoyment. Oh, and some great live music was present as well.

Rebelmatic certainly put the "punk" in Afro Punk on Saturday. The Brooklyn based band had a sound that was certainly inspired by NYC punkers Bad Brains but possessed the street attitude of Public Enemy and Wu-Tang Clan. With band members having names like Alkatraz and Karniage, you thought you were witnessing a group of NYC superheroes using music as a way to thwart evildoers' dastardly deeds. With plenty of moshpits, the crowd showed their love for the group with the chants of "Rebelmatic" being tossed in the wind near the end of their set. -


Prey For The Vulture 2009

Elephant Amnesia 2014



2014 has been a year of tremendous growth for New York's native punk/hardcore band, Rebelmatic. Since their 2009 debut, Prey For The Vulturethese born-and-raised NYC music veterans have started a five year burning fire, growing into an unstoppable inferno in the underground music forest. 
The band has played innumerable packed shows and festivals throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, while members have shared the stage or recorded with the likes of Chuck D (Public Enemy), ?uestlove, MF DOOM, Slug (Atmosphere), Afrika Bambaataa, Immortal Technique, Marilyn Manson, Death, Trash Talk, Danny Brown, Prefuse 73, Mike Patton, K-OS, Living Colour, Wicked Wisdom (Jada Pinkett Smith), Saul Williams, The Stepkids, Theophilus London, Prince Paul, Shinobi Ninja, Outernational,and more.  Their impact has been felt by crowds at high profile sub-culture events including The Punk Island Festival in Staten Island, Brooklyn Wildlife Festival, Diablofest, and a high octane performance at Afropunk 2013 in August. The album is composed of the rawest, heaviest, heart-pounding and gut-wrenchingly groovy material to ever come out of NYC.  Branching out in new directions from their previous hip hop influenced sound, Rebelmatic has evolved into a hybrid of punk, hardcore, and aggressive funk all their own

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