In an exciting announcement available exclusively from OffBeat.com, the Soul Rebels have been added to the bill at rap icon DMX’s November 18 show at the House of Blues. The event will mark the first time the two acts have collaborated and is just the latest in a series of collaborative performances from the brass band and hip-hop royalty.
Alex Kurland, manager of the Soul Rebels, tells OffBeat “The Soul Rebels joining forces with DMX is iconic and exciting within the context of hip-hop, and for the collaboration to debut in New Orleans is very special and meaningful. The Soul Rebels have a history and legacy of collaborating and backing up major and legendary hip-hop stars ranging Nas, Rakim, Talib Kweli, Joey Bada$$, Slick Rick, Raekwon, GZA, Mobb Deep, the Tribe Called Quest crew, touring with Lauryn Hill and others spanning all generations of hip-hop. Both DMX and The Soul Rebels bring a very high energy level to their performance and stage. This collaboration is artistically groundbreaking and very relevant for our trajectory, especially after just announcing the Soul Rebels featuring Curren$y, Talib Kweli and Robert Glasper at The Joy Theater next month in New Orleans.”
DMX is a Grammy-nominated Yonkers, New York rapper responsible for some of the most commercially successful album in hip-hop history. With five platinum (and better) selling LPs to his name, including the five-times platinum 1999 album …And Then There Was X, DMX has left an indelible mark on the industry through songs like “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” “What’s My Name?” and “Party Up (Up in Here).” He is celebrated for his visceral performance and vocal styles, and remains one of the most respected rappers in the game despite not having released a new album in five years.
Tickets for DMX ft. special guests the Soul Rebels on Saturday, November 18 at 8p.m. are available here and range from $39 to $75.