Sweden's (don't let the location fool you) Rebstar is poised to, for lack of a better term, "blow up" in 2012.
Rebstar will release his new album "Summerhouse" in early 2012. The album features the much buzzed about track "Falling."
Reb is best known for his hit song "Without You" Feat. Trey Songz (nearly 3 million views on YouTube):
Malmo, Sweden isn't exactly considered a Hip-Hop hotbed but it's the birthplace of Rebstar, one of the fastest rising new artists in the industry. No longer is Rap music confined to the streets of New York or the stages of Los Angeles. Rap music and Hip-Hop culture have captivated the globe and for proof one needs to look no further than Rebstar.
Growing up in Sweden, Rebstar was introduced to the English language that would fuel his rhymes at an early age. His mother insisted he enroll in an international elementary school that taught English, hoping that it would afford him more opportunities in the future. Rebstar made his way through school eventually deciding to move to the UK to study law. As he hit the books hard, Rebstar couldn't shake the feeling that he was meant to pursue music full-time. He dropped out of school and moved back to Sweden. Upon returning home, Rebstar took the first step towards making his music dreams come true by establishing his own record label called Today Is Vintage.
With an aggressive determination and a lifelong passion on his back, Rebstar released his debut single "Without You" featuring Grammy-nominated singer Trey Songz. The song exploded onto the scene, garnering airplay all over the globe. The accompanying video racked up over 3 million views online cementing Rebstar as one to watch. "Being a European artist, I pull influences for my music from all over the world," says Rebstar. "My sound isn't easily defined because I don't have the typical American or European Hip-Hop flow. The music is a mash-up of different genres and cultures." "Without You" was a smash hit in Sweden, becoming the 3rd most requested song on Swedish Radio in 2008.
In addition to his hit with Trey Songz, Rebstar has also collaborated with Drake, Ray J and Rich Boy. As he puts the finishing touches on his project"Summerhouse", Rebstar looks toward the future while being mindful of the path he took to get to this point. Sweden's a long way from the streets of New York. But as Rebstar has found out, passion and the power of music know no boundaries.
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