MUSIC: PS the ReBels – The Edge
by Reginald Duvivier
Pardon me while I get a little racist: what I love and hate about international MC’s is that they wear their influences on their sleeves, but sometimes use it as a crutch…some acts kind of slide by on the fact they’ve got a “World Music” vibe to slack on things like beats, icing, etc.
When we first heart about PS the ReBels the first thing that was said was basically, “Kenyan born! Ugandan singer on the track!” which normally makes me weary because when you gotta use nationality as a focal point to introduce a musical act…But PS is a solid group, great MC’ing, good visual, great beats. It’s just solid hip-hop from whatever side of the pond you’re from.