Washington, DC – July 18, 2011 – Standing tall as the premier forward thinkers in hip-hop, fashion and beyond, the trifecta of Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams consistently show why they are visionaries. Each of the them continue to push the limits of culture into stellar dimensions, whether it be amazing albums, clothing lines or thought-provoking commentary. Team 20/20 is pleased to present the long awaited sequel, Rebel Music 2: Child Rebel Soldiers – the mixtape collaboration featuring Kanye, Lupe and Pharrell.
Rebel Music 2: Child Rebel Soldiers pays homage to the b-boy culture that paved the foundation for the project and presents over 60 minutes of hip-hop as it was meant to be intended; funky. Using the triangle offense of the CRS as a starting block, DJs Dub and Dub Floyd demolish and rebuild original joints from the trio, creating collaborations that make the hip-hop purist all the way to the hipster bob their heads.
Both DJs are considerably accomplished in their own right: Dub is known for his true school panache exhibited in tapes like Jay Electronica’s Victory and Dub Floyd has helmed projects like the comic series/tv show Boondocks Hip Hop Docktrine mixtapes. When the two DJs combine forces, this tape is the end-product: a milestone in the legacy of great concept-driven mixtapes.
Rebel Music 2: Child Rebel Soldiers features production from Kanye West, Pharrell, Daft Punk, 9th Wonder, Black Milk, Rza, DJ Premier and others. Featured guests on Rebel Music 2: Child Rebel Soldiers include Nas, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, 88 Keys, Kid Cudi, Alicia Keys, Mos Def, Common, Pusha T, Fabolous and more.
Team 20/20 has teamed up previously to create mixtapes like Sheek Louch’s Animal Planet and Rebel Music. With this being their third collaborative project, it only continues to show why both Dub and Dub Floyd have not only been recognized by the streets but also the industry and their peers. Both are multiple award nominees/winners, stalwarts on their respective Radio outlets (Dub – Music Choice; Dub Floyd – iTunes Radio) and are continuously dedicated to their craft. With several other projects lined up for 2011, Team 20/20 are making sure that their music is original, presentation is pristine and that their vision is clear.
“Lupe is the child, I’m the Rebel and Kanye’s the soldier…this is our rebellion. When we rhyme together its fun to do…its like an ode to the the kind of hip hop we love and want to make and wasn’t about money…its fun, its beautiful to be embraced.
– Pharell Willams
“Growing up on hip-hop crews like Juice Crew and Native Tongues, it was only right to gravitate towards a conglomerate of MCs who bring that same type of energy to the game. In today’s current climate of microwave rappers and imaginary players, CRS bring the same type of energy as Tribe (Called Quest) and De La (Soul). This tape is an ode to those who love that middle-school vibe, enjoy.”
“The homie DJ Dub and I thought that a sequel for one of the most creative yet critically acclaimed mixtapes was long overdue. If you’ve heard the first Rebel Music, then you should know the route we’re taking with part two. If not, I suggest you give it a listen then check out part two and be prepared to have your mind blown. Our mission with part two was to take it up a notch creatively all while continuing to showcase three of today’s hottest artists…. the super group Child Rebel Soldiers which consists of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Lupe Fiasco. Get with this Rebel thing! Team 20/20 ‘The Vision Is Clear’! ”
1. DJ DUB / DJ DUB FLOYD – INTRO
2. DIGGY / LUPE FIASCO / PHARRELL WILLIAMS – OH YEAH
3. LUPE FIASCO – SHOW GOES ON (SCREAMIXX)
4. LUPE FIASCO – BEAMIN (DUBMIX)
5. KANYE WEST / LLOYD BANKS / FABOLOUS / PUSHA T – START IT UP (SCREAMIXX)
6. KANYE WEST / NAS – WE MAJOR (DUBMIX)
7. KANYE WEST / NAS – ALL FALLS DOWN (DUBMIX)
8. KANYE WEST / 88 KEYS – STAY UP (DUBMIX)
9. BIG SEAN / KANYE WEST / LUPE FIASCO – WHATEVER YOU WANT (DUBMIX)
10. KANYE WEST – HEARTLESS (DUBMIX)
11. PHARELL WILLIAMS / CLIPSE – DELINQUENT (DUBMIX)
12. KANYE WEST / MOS DEF / COMMON – MONSTER (DUBMIX)
13. LUPE FIASCO – SUPERSTAR (DUBMIX)
14. KANYE WEST / JAY-Z – THE BOUNCE (SCREAMIXX)
15. LUPE FIASCO – MOMENT FOR LIFE
16. LUPE FIASCO / PHARRELL WILLIAMS / KANYE WEST – DONT STOP
17. PHARRELL WILLIAMS – THE GAME HAS CHANGED
18. LUPE FIASCO – POP POP (DUBMIX)
19. PHARRELL WILLIAMS / KANYE WEST / LUPE FIASCO – NOTHIN ON YOU (DUBMIX)
20. KANYE WEST / CONSEQUENCE – WHATEVER YOU WANT (DUBMIX)
21. LUPE FIASCO / ALICIA KEYS – LOVE LETTER TO THE BEAT
22. KANYE WEST / MR HUDSON – SUPERNOVA (DUBMIX)
23. LUPE WEST / PHARRELL WILLIAMS / TRAVIS BARKER – IF YOU WANT TO
24. KANYE WEST / KID CUDI – OVER (SCREAMIXX)
25. KANYE WEST / BUSTA RHYMES / LIL WAYNE – WHAT IT IS (SCREAMIXX)