Rebel MC

Rebel MC

Real Name:
Michael West / Mikail Tafari
Profile:
The 80's popster turned proto-jungle revolutionary was born Michael West in 1965 in London. He was part of the Beatfreak sound system. He joined Double Trouble in the early '80s with Michael Menson and Leigh Guest and released the ska-pop hit Street Tuff. Rebel MC gained fame in England as a Pop-rapper, but by 1991 had released Rebel MC - 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. The 1992 singles Rich Ah Getting Richer and Humanity also showed the new direction. 1994's Code Red - released as Conquering Lion - became a smash and brought the Jungle movement to the British masses. West converted to Rastafarianism in the mid-90s and changed his name to Mikail Tafari.
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Rebel MC Discography Tracks

Albums

Double Trouble & Rebel MC Double Trouble & Rebel MC - Twenty One Mixes Desire Records, Desire Records, Desire Records Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Double Trouble & Rebel MC Double Trouble & Rebel MC - 5 + 5 (Just Keep Rockin / Street Tuff) (Maxi) Polydor, Desire Records Greece 1989 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Rebel Music (Album) Desire Records Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Black Meaning Good (Album) Desire Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Word, Sound And Power (Album) Big Life, Tribal Bass Records UK 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Rebel MC Cockney Rhythm B Ware Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* - Just Keep Rockin' (Single, Maxi) Desire Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Double Trouble & Rebel MC Double Trouble & Rebel MC - Street Tuff (Maxi, Single) Desire Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
AS 5000 833 The Rebel MC* & Double Trouble / Vitamin Z The Rebel MC* & Double Trouble / Vitamin Z - Street Tuff / Burn For You(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 833 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Better World (Maxi, Single) Desire Records, Desire Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Culture / Comin' On Strong (Maxi) Desire Records, Desire Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Rebel MC The Wickedest Sound / Music Is The Key (Single) Desire Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Rebel Music (Single, Maxi) Desire Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
SAC 167 Rebel MC Rebel Five(Cass, EP, Promo) Desire Records, PolyGram SAC 167 US 1990 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Featuring Tenor Fly Rebel MC Featuring Tenor Fly - The Wickedest Sound (Maxi) Desire Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Black Meaning Good (Maxi, Single) Desire Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Rebel MC featuring Tenor Fly - Barrington Levy Rebel MC featuring Tenor Fly - Barrington Levy - Tribal Base (Single, Maxi) Desire Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version
LUVCD 12P Rebel MC Samples From Black Meaning Good(CD, EP, Promo) Desire Records LUVCD 12P UK 1991 Sell This Version
Rebel MC The Governments Fail (Maxi) Big Life UK 1992 Sell This Version
Rebel MC, Prince Lincoln Thompson Rebel MC, Prince Lincoln Thompson - Humanity / I Can't Get No Sleep (Single) Big Life UK 1992 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Introducing Little T Rebel MC Introducing Little T - Rich Ah Getting Richer (Single, Maxi) Bite Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Barrington Levy Featuring Rebel MC Barrington Levy Featuring Rebel MC - Under Me Sensi Tribal Bass Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Champion DJ / Kunta Kinte Congo Natty UK 2004 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Junglist Congo Natty UK 2004 Sell This Version
Rebel MC Wardance Congo Natty UK 2004 Sell This Version