Eight-piece New Orleans brass ensemble, The Soul Rebels, will take the stage at the TLA next Wednesday with renowned hip-hop artist Talib Kweli.

The Soul Rebels consists of trumpet players Julian Gosin and Marcus Hubbard, trombonists Corey Peyton and Paul Robertson, sousaphonist Edward Lee Jr., saxophonist Erion Williams, and founding members Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc on percussion.

After gaining popularity as a New Orleans brass band, The Soul Rebels decided to branch out and incorporate their unique sound in other genres of music such as soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and pop. They have collaborated with a number of artists like Joey Bada$$, Metallica, Green Day, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson, Trombone Shorty, The String Cheese Incident, Lettuce, Gov’t Mule, Robert Glasper, The Roots, and many more. New York’s Village Voice described the Soul Rebels as “The missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong”.

The band boasts an energetic, funk-filled live performance that won’t have you standing still, by any means. Joining them on stage will be none other than Brooklyn MC, Talib Kweli.

First gaining popularity in the late 90’s, Talib Kweli collaborated with Mos Def and formed the hip-hop duo Black Star. After successfully making an album together, the two went their seperate ways to focus on their solo careers.

Since then, Talib has put out a total 10 studio albums and 15 mixtapes. With an extensive catalog, he has worked with other artists such as Kanye West, Common, Curren$y, Bilal, Soulive, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Pretty Lights, Kendrick Lamar, GRiZ, Mac Miller, and the Dilated Peoples, to name a few.

The Soul Rebels will be performing with Talib Kweli only for seven east coast dates. Starting in Philadelphia and ending the tour in New York for the Brooklyn Bowl, this show is going to be a hot one. With limited availability and one date sold out, this collaboration is not something you should miss. For tickets, head over to Ticketmaster to get yours today. We hope to see you there!




Written by Miles Riddle

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