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Rowdy Rebel returns with new song “RE-ROUTE”

The song is the New York rapper’s first since his release from prison.

January 22, 2021

Rowdy Rebel's long-awaited release from prison came in December — he was locked up in 2014 on multiple charges along with Bobby Schmurda — and on Thursday he dropped his first post-prison song "RE-ROUTE," created with New York rap godhead Funkmaster Flex. The song is a loose, riotous cut of New York drill, and emphasizes how well-timed Rebel's release was with the explosion of artists like Pop Smoke (R.I.P) and Fivio Foreign.

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In the video's YouTube description, Funk Flex talked about his relationship with Rowdy and how the song came together.

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Sha Money XL invited me to the studio to meet Rowdy about 7years ago! i only met him once before he had to go away! The day he was released I reached out to Slow, French Montana and Fetty Luciano! Slow put him on facetime and we were off and running! Recorded the song on a Tuesday, shot the video on a Friday and played it on a Saturday! Thank u Sylvia Rhone, Zek, Rich, June, Dominique and Epic Records!

Rowdy Rebel returns with new song “RE-ROUTE”