PS The ReBels (Pihon and SamuiLL) is an LA-based Afro-hop duo from Kenya. Not too long ago, they released a music video for their “I’m an Alien” single featuring Kajad, with production by MouseQuake.
PS The ReBels – “I’m an Alien” music video feat. Kajad
“We released a song on Immigration Day 2021, titled, ‘I’m an Alien,’ that speaks on the challenges migrating can bring to an individual. Also, getting referred to as ‘Alien,’ although we are proud Earthlings. With immigration being a hot topic for the last few years, we who are now officially proud citizens of the USA can shed light on that process and what it took to go through the proper channels to become a US citizen.” – SamuiLL Kalonji explained
‘I’m an Alien’ contains a relatable narrative with storytelling raps. The likable tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with reggae and Afro-hop elements. Furthermore, “I’m an Alien” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from PS The ReBels in the near future as they continue to release new music.
PS The ReBels
“Our main focus is really rebranding Africa. We want to reimagine and present Africa to the world sonically and via our art. Any opportunity that we have to do that, we want to take that opportunity.” – Pihon explained
Pihon and SamuiLL were born in Nairobi, Kenya. The two were pre-teens when they moved to the United States in order to escape social and economic unrest in their homeland. Initially slated to move to England, they ended up in the United States in the late ‘90s and have been here ever since.
PS The ReBels uses their unique perspective and shared experiences to tell relatable stories about overcoming struggles, triumphs, colonialism, revolution, culture, and self-love. Their sound has been coined “Afro-Hop,” due to the fusion of African indigenous instrumentation with Western music of African American influences, rock and roll, jazz, and hip-hop. Think, OutKast and Blackstar meet Fela Kuti.
“I’m an Alien” single
To date, PS The ReBels have opened and shared stages with Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Ziggy Marley, dead prez, Pharaohe Monch, Killer Mike, Slaughterhouse, Flatbush Zombies, Jean Grae, Big Daddy Kane, and much more. In addition to being performers of the Recording Academy GrammyU 2019 concert series, they have also performed on the Ziggy Marley “Rebellion Rises” tour.
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