Rebel Un

Rebel Un

BandHip HopR&B

Biography

The south is known for candy-painted rides on chrome and iced out grills but if one southern emcee has his way, all of that will soon change.

Hailing from Jacksonville, Arkansas "Un" born Undrell Maholmes, has been making a name for himself on the underground scene for quite sometime now. The artist/producer has had a love for music as far back as he can remember, "I used to dance at family barbecues, get-togethers and talent shows. I just loved music and wanted to be a part of it in any way that I could". In elementary school he entered talent shows and any other events he could participate in. But due to financial hardships his family moved to the projects. Growing up in the projects gave Undrell a front row seat to the street life. Gang shoot-outs, boarded up houses and poverty seemed to put his dreams beyond his reach. Soon his grades dropped and he was flunking out of classes due to problems at home. Feeling misunderstood by his teachers and family, Undrell used music as a way to escape his reality. After getting expelled from school for fighting because someone made fun of where he lived, Undrell's mom sent him to go live with his dad in hopes that it would be a better environment for him. Now living with his dad in a more suitable environment, he was able to focus on music like never before. He began listening to everything from jazz to opera and grew more interested in instrumentation. He began taking piano lessons from his music teacher. He also had an after school job and a couple of side hustles that afforded him his own keyboard and drum machine. Soon he was making beats for his own music as well as for local talent. Sharpening his lyrical skill by battling, Undrell released a couple of tapes with "The Squad" a former group and became a local star amongst his peers. After graduation he moved to Wichita, Kansas to get away change up the scenery. The move proved to be a good choice, it was there that he met fellow label mate and CEO of New Life Records "Mr.Bilistic" aka Scott Altall. They met at a job interview and exchanged numbers. Later they met in Bilistic's home studio where Undrell was recording a verse for a mixtape. Bilistic heard the verse and wanted to hear more so he threw on a couple of tracks and they started to freestyle, impressed by what he heard Bilistic offered Undrell a deal with New Life Records. The Rest is New Life history. In a time of rappers with platinum chains, MTV and mainstream dominance Undrell hopes to spawn a revolution. "I want to let everyone know there's still rappers out there with substance and skill with more to talk about than cars, jewelry, dope and guns". "There are still some real artists left". For the sake of hip-hop we sure hope so.