Bon Rock & The Rhythem Rebellion

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This early 80s group, comprising lead rapper Bon Rock and his Rhythem (sic) Rebellion backing vocalists, Tania Battiste and Diane Hawkins, were formed by Bon after pestering the owners of the Now Music…
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This early 80s group, comprising lead rapper Bon Rock and his Rhythem (sic) Rebellion backing vocalists, Tania Battiste and Diane Hawkins, were formed by Bon after pestering the owners of the Now Music record store in New York City, New York, USA. The proprietors (Ed Pavia and Anthony Giammanco) had decided to set up a record label, Reelin’ And Rockin’, which housed Rhythem Rebellion’s debut single, ‘Searchin’ Rap’. This was built over the framework of a sample of Unlimited Touch’s ‘Searchin’ To Find The One’. However, the band was short-lived and had expired by the early 80s. Battiste and Hawkins later played live sets at the Audubon Ballroom in New York and released ‘Junior Wants To Play’ for Tommy Boy Records, a reworking of soul star Junior Giscombe’s ‘Mama Used To Say’.