Rowdy Rebel Reflects on the Impact of “Hot N***A,” Says Casanova is Innocent

Rowdy Rebel was featured in the latest installment of Karen Civil’s Welcome To My Neighborhood series, where he toured his old neighborhood and reflected on his life before and after his incarceration. During the short documentary, Rebel highlighted the impact he and Bobby Shmurda left on rap prior to their arrests. He claimed that the sound and energy of their music influenced many of today’s artists, particularly New York rappers. While visiting an old studio space, Rebel recalled making popular tracks, such as “Computers,” “Shyste Time,” “Shmoney Dance,” and “Hot N***A.” While…

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Rowdy Rebel Talks Pop Smoke & NY Drill Movement in First Post-Prison Interview

Rowdy Rebel has hit the ground running since his release from prison last week. After delivering a freestyle for Funk Flex and receiving a gift from Young Thug, he provided XXL with his first post-prison interview. During the interview, Rebel spoke on his experience in prison. In addition, he gave his thoughts on New York’s drill movement and the artists that have emerged in his and Bobby Shmurda’s absence. While he was happy to see the music coming out of his city, he doesn’t plan on adopting the sound. “Fivio…

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