A Seattle recording artist “born and raised in the CD,” Malcolm Rebel has died.
Friends and loved ones are posting messages about the hip hop performer’s life and passing. A fundraiser has been set up to raise money for Rebel’s family and young child.
Rebel was part of a family of Seattle musical talent stretching from Motown to the early days of Pacific Northwest hip hop.
“Seattle lost a legend in Malcolm Rebel. He was a loving father, a caring friend, and an incredible talent,” it reads.
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Tug Harris, manager for the Day One Entertainment recording artist said Rebel “taught me how to keep my head up in the hardest times.”
“The world had only begun to see your talents and I am absolutely heartbroken,” Harris writes.
Rebel was a Pike/Pine regular with several appearances on the Barboza stage last year. The neighborhood and its nightlife scene was also part of the subject matter the artist explored in his city.
According to the biography posted on his promotional website, Rebel was born and raised in the CD” and is the son of Seattle hip hop pioneer Derrick Jabbar Brown:
Malcolm’s musical influences have evolved at a breakneck pace. Raised on mo-town, a genre his grandfather Herman Brown helped to define, Malcolm has come to embrace the boom-bap style of his father Vitamin D. Bringing to his craft a unique and incomparable energy, flow and lyricism Malcolm is poised to be Seattle’s most sought after export in the years to come.
CHS does not have information on Rebel’s age and no cause of death has been announced.
Rebel’s latest album Memoirs Of A Savage was released in May. “Malcolm Rebel rolls through and does his thing on his brand new project,” a review from Respect My Region reads. “From the vocals to the overall sounds he presents, he’s locked in with every track.”
— DAY ONE (@dayonent) July 13, 2020
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