The Soul Rebels with special guests Talib Kweli + GZA
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
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The Soul Rebels
The Soul Rebels are riding high in 2018, receiving national attention with a performance on NPR's Tiny Desk series, a debut late night TV appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a headlining set at the global TED Conference, and an appearance and official soundtrack feature for Universal Pictures' hit comedy Girls Trip. The band continues to expand its international reach touring four continents including Europe, Australia, China, South Korea and Japan. Their explosive stage presence has led to live collaborations with the likes of: NAS, G-Eazy, Portugal. The Man, Robert Glasper, Pretty Lights, DMX, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, GZA, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mobb Deep, Raekwon, Metallica, and Marilyn Manson among many others, and opening for Lauryn Hill and Nile Rodgers.
The Soul Rebels started with an idea - to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock all within a brass band context. The band has built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they feature in major films, tour globally, and combine topnotch musicianship with songs that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.
"New Orleans’ top-shelf brass ensemble The Soul Rebels...wind-wielding wizardry of New Orleans’ finest." - OKAYPLAYER
"Brace yourselves folks, these men are quickly solidifying themselves amongst NOLA's proud big brass elite... and seem intent to sublimate the homogenoustones of the contemporary urban music landscape with the lush instrumentation of our culture's root." - OKAYPLAYER
"The Soul Rebels are rebelling against one, albeit detestable thing: starchy paint-by- numbers music." - VIBE
Born: 3 October 1975 in New York City, New York, USA.
American rapper and hip-hop producer.
Hailing from Brooklyn, Talib Kweli is a rapper best known for his projects Black Star (with rapping partner Mos Def), and Reflection Eternal (with DJ partner Hi-Tek).
Genius / GZA or simply GZA (pronouced 'jizza'), was born on August 22, 1966 in Brooklyn, New-York. He is an African-American rapper, member of hip-hop supergroup Wu-Tang Clan. He is known for his elaborate metaphors and his constant use of skillful wordplay. GZA is a great chess player and he is also the oldest member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Before the well-acclaimed "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)", he dropped "Words From The Genius" on legendary label Cold Chillin', but the album, however, was a flop. In 1995 he released the dark, kung-fu inspired, but still widely-acclaimed "Liquid Swords", that is considered one of the best Wu-Tang solo albums alongside Raekwon's "Only Built For Cuban Linx". He then dropped "Beneath The Surface" and "Legend Of The Liquid Sword, in 1999 and 2002, respectively, that weren't as succesfull as his second solo album. In 2004 he appeared, with his cousin RZA, alongside actor Bill Murray in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee And Cigarettes", which was a movie casting actors such as Cate Blanchet and Alfred Molina. Genius / GZA also worked with DJ Muggs on an album named "Grandmasters" in 2005, that "confronted" GZA's sharp lyrical skills to Muggs' production mastery and his versatility. This project was critically acclaimed. Also in 2005, Genius / GZA signed with Babygrande Records and is currently working onto another project called "The GZA Presents".
HARDWORK MOVEMENT IS A 21ST CENTURY HIP-HOP GROUP BASED OUT OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. WE AIM TO MAKE MUSIC THAT IS INCLUSIVE, ORIGINAL, AND INSPIRES ALL LISTENERS TO STRIVE TOWARDS UNIQUENESS IN ALL THAT THEY DO. WE BELIEVE THAT THE POWER OF THE GROUP IS MUCH STRONGER THAN THE POWER OF THE INDIVIDUAL, AND WE AIM TO PUSH OURSELVES AND THOSE AROUND US TO NEW HEIGHTS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE MUSIC.
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