Take the stories of Adele and make them uncut & direct. Add the melodies of the Beatles. Now ask a hip hop head to make his first solo project and you have xlsrebelsx (pronounced Elz-rebellz). The “desire” EP showcases the many inspirations of the producer/writer Anthony “L’s” Cruz. With the healthy dose of classic rock embedded into the albums core sound you can’t help but hear the 80’s synch lying right in between the very somber but melodic vocals. Undertones of an eclectic hip hop album, you can here xlsrebelsx in the same playlist as Gnarls Barkley, Outkast, or the like. Here is a little more about this truly unique artist.


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Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of LongBeachIndependent.com and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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