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"Press"

Billboard Magazine, Artist to watch out for in 2009

The Source Magazine // (December 2008)

Airplay from core commercial radio stations such as New York’s 107.5 FM (WBLS), NYC's 97.1 and 92.3 FM (Power 92) without any of the profanity and vulgarity that is prevalent in the genre today.

Featured on numerous college radio stations in the U.S. and also been featured as a musical guest on a nationwide broadcast of MTV's TRL, BET Rap City and the NYC's Morning Show.



- Review


"Concert Review, 2008"

Rell opened the show with the first sign of life all night. His style is what his name espouses – hope for the ghetto. His set was full of "peace-signs" and fists in the air. He opened with a few of his own works, including a memorable verse he spun off a single rhyme. That is, until he took a brief moment to remind us why we love Hip Hop music and discuss the feelings certain songs capture in our lives. This segued into Rell spitting well-known verses by Nas ("The World Is Yours"), Willie D of the Geto Boys ("Mind Playing Tricks") and even the hook from "U.N.I.T.Y" (Queen Latifah) for the ladies – getting the house to follow along and sing every word. So when he continued his set with more original work (including a song in which he spells his name out), it had the crowds complete attention. Good call-and-response driven show with plenty of crowd interaction.
- The New York Times


"Berkeley College"

"Rell's performance was amazing! He was great to work with and the students absolutely LOVED his performance. He stayed until every last student was satisfied with CD's and autographed posters. We look forward to bringing him back again in the future."

Monica Everdyke, Dir. Student Activities, Berkeley College, NY
- Berkeley College


Discography

2008 EP, The Chosen Few
2007 EP, Time is Everything
2006 LP, Just Infinite (indie release)

~T.V. and Film Song Placement~
-MTV's "The Real World" - Season finale 2007 (Breathin)

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Named “one of NYC's top ten hottest rising artists” by The New York Times, Rell is at the forefront of a hip-hop revolution. His catchy lyrics and passionate stage show have earned him recognition from devoted fans and industry insiders alike. Likewise, his commitment to addressing wide range of topics and promoting positive values in his music. Such reception has enabled him to perform with a host of celebrated acts including Erykah Badu, Common, Kanye West, Amel Larrieux,
Lil' Wayne, Talib Kweli, Jadakiss, Akon
Nas, Slick Rick, , and many others.

A refreshing blend of hip-hop with influences from soul, pop, rock and R&B, Rell's music convincingly takes hip-hop to a new place. While his music signals a much needed change in contemporary content, he has successfully garnered airplay from core commercial radio stations such as New York’s 107.5 FM (WBLS), NYC's 97.1 and 92.3 FM (Power 92) without any of the profanity and vulgarity that is prevalent in the genre today. Focusing instead on producing quality music with substance, his songs have been featured on numerous college radio stations in the U.S.. He has also been featured as a musical guest on a nationwide broadcast of MTV's TRL, BET Rap City and the NYC's Morning Show.

Rell is working on his full length debut album, “Passion” which features production from Kanye West (Common, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Alicia Keys), Hula, Dejion & K.Fingers “Azza” (Will Smith, Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott), Tye Hill (Sean “P-Diddy Combs). Rell has written and recorded with many of the industry's most acclaimed writers and producers today.

Showcased at 2007's NACA Northeast Conference

Major concert clubs, and theaters:

House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA
Georgia Theater, Athens, GA
Visulite Theater, Charlotte, NC
Patriots Theater, Trenton, NJ
House Of Blues, Myrtle Beach, FL
House Of Blues, Orlando, FL
Tropicana Resort & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Bally’s Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Taj Mahal Arena, Atlantic City, NJ; The Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ
The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
The Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
The Middle East Club, Boston, MA
BB King’s Blues Club, New York, NY

Colleges:
Rutger’s University, New Brunswick, NJ
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
Monmouth University, Long Branch, NJ
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Boston University, Boston, MA
Stroudsburg University, Stroudsburg, PA
Stonybrook University, Stony Brook, NY
Berklee College of Music, MA
La Roche College, PA
Middlebury College, VT
Monroe College, NY
Connecticut College, CT
Berkeley College , NY
Kean University, NJ
Rutgers University, NJ
Norfolk University, VA
Howard University, DC
University of Chicago
Franklin Pierce College