Rebel MC

Rebel MC

Real Name:
Michael West
Profile:
The 80's popster turned proto-jungle revolutionary was born Michael West in 1965 in London. He joined Double Trouble in the early '80s with Michael Menson and Leigh Guest, releasing the ska-pop hit "Street Tuff". Rebel MC gained fame in England as a pop-rapper, but by 1991 he had released Black Meaning Good, an album that presaged jungle with hardcore techno married to dub basslines and ragga toasters such as Barrington Levy and P.P. Arnold. His 1992 singles "Rich Ah Getting Richer" and "Humanity" also showed the new direction. "Code Red" - released as Conquering Lion - became an outright jungle smash in 1994, bringing the jungle movement to the British masses.
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Rebel MC Discography

Albums

841 894-1 Double Trouble & Rebel MC Double Trouble & Rebel MC - Twenty One Mixes Desire Records, Desire Records, Desire Records 841 894-1 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
843 294 2 Rebel MC Rebel Music (Album) Desire Records 843 294 2 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
SAC 167 Rebel MC Rebel Five(Cass, Promo) Desire Records, PolyGram SAC 167 US 1990 Sell This Version
LUVMC 12 Rebel MC Black Meaning Good (Album, EP) Desire Records LUVMC 12 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BLRCD 19 Rebel MC Word, Sound And Power (Album) Big Life, Tribal Bass Records BLRCD 19 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CONGODJLP001 Rebel MC Congo Natty Remix LP(8xFile, MP3, 320) Congo Natty CONGODJLP001 2007

Singles & EPs

UM 004 Rebel MC Cockney Rhythm B Ware Records UM 004 UK 1988 Sell This Version
WANT X 9 Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* - Just Keep Rockin' (Single, Maxi) Desire Records WANT X 9 UK 1989 Sell This Version
873037-1 Double Trouble & Rebel MC Double Trouble & Rebel MC - Just Keep Rockin / Street Tuff (Maxi) Polydor 873037-1 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
none Double Trouble & Rebel MC Double Trouble & Rebel MC - Street Tuff (Single, Maxi) Desire Records none UK 1988 Sell This Version
AS 5000 833 Rebel MC, The* & Double Trouble / Vitamin Z Rebel MC, The* & Double Trouble / Vitamin Z - Street Tuff / Burn For You(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 833 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
877 285-2 Rebel MC Better World (Maxi, Single) Desire Records 877 285-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
WAN CS 38 Rebel MC Culture / Comin' On Strong (Maxi) Desire Records, Desire Records WAN CS 38 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WANT 40 Rebel MC The Wickedest Sound / Music Is The Key Desire Records WANT 40 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WANCS 31 Rebel MC Rebel Music (Single, Maxi) Desire Records WANCS 31 UK 1990 Sell This Version
None Rebel MC Rebel MC Promo(CD, Maxi) Desire Records None Germany 1990 Sell This Version
none Rebel MC Featuring Tenor Fly Rebel MC Featuring Tenor Fly - The Wickedest Sound (Maxi) Desire Records none UK 1991 Sell This Version
WANT 47 Rebel MC Black Meaning Good (Maxi, Single) Desire Records WANT 47 UK 1991 Sell This Version
867 271-2 Rebel MC featuring Tenor Fly - Barrington Levy Rebel MC featuring Tenor Fly - Barrington Levy - Tribal Base (Single, Maxi) Desire Records 867 271-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
REBEL PROMO 3 Rebel MC The Governments Fail (Maxi) Big Life REBEL PROMO 3 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BLRC 78 Rebel MC, Prince Lincoln Thompson Rebel MC, Prince Lincoln Thompson - Humanity / I Can't Get No Sleep (Single) Big Life BLRC 78 UK 1992 Sell This Version
REBEL PROMO 1 Rebel MC Rich Ah Getting Richer (Single, Maxi) Bite Records REBEL PROMO 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TRIBE 6 Barrington Levy Featuring Rebel MC Barrington Levy Featuring Rebel MC - Under Me Sensi(12") Tribal Bass Records TRIBE 6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CONGONATTY 08 Rebel MC Junglist Congo Natty CONGONATTY 08 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CONGONATTY 05 Rebel MC Champion DJ / Kunta Kinte Congo Natty CONGONATTY 05 UK 2004 Sell This Version