Chad Marshall[1] (born November 24, 1991), known professionally as Rowdy Rebel, is an American rapper from Brooklyn who is signed to GS9 and Epic Records.[2] He is a member of the Brooklyn-based GS9 crew alongside rapper Bobby Shmurda.[3] Rowdy Rebel appeared in Shmurda's video for "Hot Nigga"[2] and was featured on an official remix of the song alongside Fabolous, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, and Yo Gotti.[4]

Rowdy Rebel
Rowdy Rebel in 2020
Rowdy Rebel in 2020
Background information
Birth nameChad Marshall
Born (1991-11-24) November 24, 1991 (age 31)
New York City, U.S.
Genres
Years active2012–present
Labels
Websiterebelrowdy.com

Early lifeEdit

Marshall grew up in a neighborhood known as "the 90s" in Brooklyn's East Flatbush area.[5] People in his neighborhood referred to him as "rowdy" as a child, which is the genesis for his stage name. Many members of GS9 (including Shmurda) originated in the same East Flatbush locale. He is of Bajan descent.

CareerEdit

Marshall achieved fame in 2014 with the rise of his GS9 cohort, Bobby Shmurda.[2] He was signed to Epic Records in July 2014 just two weeks after Shmurda signed his deal with Epic.[6] Marshall was featured on a remix of Shmurda's hit single "Hot Nigga" with big-name acts like Fabolous, Jadakiss, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, and Yo Gotti.[4] Marshall also released several singles, including "Computers"[7] which was featured on GS9's Shmoney Shmurda (Shmixtape).[8] In October 2014, he released a single entitled "Beam Jawn" which did not include any features from the GS9 crew or other artists.[9]

In June 2020, he was featured on the single "Make It Rain" by the late rapper Pop Smoke, marking his first music release in three years.[10] The track debuted at number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Marshall's first charting single.[11]

Following his release from prison in December 2020, Rowdy was interviewed by Complex and revealed that he was planning on releasing music straight away, however his team convinced him to work more on a forthcoming full-length project, possibly titled Rowdy vs. Rebel. He also stated that he is still signed to Epic Records.[12]

On February 12, 2021, Rowdy Rebel released the single "Jesse Owens", featuring Canadian rapper Nav.

Legal issuesEdit

On December 17, 2014, Marshall was arrested by the NYPD for conspiracy, attempted murder, attempted assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. Bobby Shmurda and 13 others associated with GS9 were also arrested for various charges including drug dealing. Marshall pleaded not guilty to all charges. He pleaded guilty in exchange for a deal that sentenced him to 6–7 years in prison. Due to time served awaiting his trial, Marshall was given almost two years credit for time served.[13] Rebel had a parole hearing scheduled for August 2020, which approved his release in December 2020. Marshall was released from prison after serving 6 years on December 15, 2020.[14] To celebrate his release, fellow rapper Young Thug gave him a YSL chain.[12]

ArtistryEdit

Much of Marshall's music contains references to the block where he grew up. Rowdy has noted that he and other GS9 members talk about friends from the neighborhood "to keep their names alive."[3]

DiscographyEdit

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Shmoney Shmurda (with GS9)[15]
  • Released: July 8, 2014
  • Label: GS9
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Remain Silent[16]
  • Released: August 7, 2015
  • Label: GS9
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Shmoney Keeps Calling
  • Released: January 1, 2016
  • Label: GS9
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Rebel vs. Rowdy[17]
  • Released: July 15, 2022
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Certifications Album
"Beam Jawn" 2014 Shmoney Keeps Calling
"Computers"
(featuring Bobby Shmurda)
Shmoney Shmurda
"She All About That Shmoney"
(featuring Bobby Shmurda and Too Short)
2015 Shmoney Keeps Calling
"Figi Shots"[19]
(featuring Lil Durk)
2016 Non-album single
"Re Route"[20]
(with Funkmaster Flex)
2021 TBA
"Jesse Owens"[21]
(featuring Nav)
"9 Bridge"
(with A Boogie wit da Hoodie)
April 8, 2022
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[22]
US
R&B/HH

[23]
CAN
[24]
IRE NZ
Hot
SWI UK
"#FREEDA9"[25]
(Don Q featuring Rowdy Rebel)
2017 Corner Stories
"Make It Rain"[26]
(Pop Smoke featuring Rowdy Rebel)
2020 49 21 35 86 11 84 73 Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
"Whoopty NYC"
(CJ featuring French Montana and Rowdy Rebel)
2021 Loyalty Over Royalty
"Shmoney"
(Bobby Shmurda featuring Quavo and Rowdy Rebel)
TBA

Other charted songsEdit

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[22]
US
R&B/HH

[23]
CAN
[24]
"Came and Saw"
(YSL Records and Young Thug featuring Rowdy Rebel)
2021 66 29 76 Slime Language 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowdy Rebel". Trademarkia.com. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Pastuk, Slava (September 19, 2014). "Rowdy Rebel Is Just Trying to Shmake It". Vice. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Brooklyn Rappers Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel Explain Why Their Block Is Important To Them: 'It's More Than Friends With Us'". Kollege Kidd. July 19, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Thomas, Chris (September 5, 2014). "Bobby Shmurda ft. Fabolous, Jadakiss, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Rowdy Rebel & Yo Gotti – "Hot Ni**a (Remix)" [LISTEN]". Hip Hop Wired. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy Rebel Perform Hot N*gga* At KOD w/ Meek Mill". The Source. July 5, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Rowdy Rebel Celebrates Epic Records Deal". Kollege Kidd. July 31, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  7. ^ Markman, Rob (August 12, 2014). "Bobby Shmurda And Rowdy Rebel Target The Sh– Talkers On 'Computers'". MTV. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  8. ^ "GS9 Shmoney Shmurda (Shmixtape)". Datpiff.com. DatPiff. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  9. ^ Bartholomew, Julissa (October 5, 2014). "New Music: @RowdyRebelGS9 "Beam Jawn"". The Trophy Life. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Pop Smoke's New Song "Make it Rain" Released: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  11. ^ "Billboard Charts on Twitter: ".@POPSMOKE10's "Make It Rain," featuring #RowdyRebel, debuts at No. 51 on this week's #Hot100."". Twitter. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  12. ^ a b Cowen, Trace William (December 22, 2021). "What We Learned From Rowdy Rebel's '360 With Speedy Morman' Interview". Complex. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  13. ^ "Bobby Shmurda Took Plea Deal So Rowdy Rebel Would Serve Less Prison Time - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  14. ^ "NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision". Nysdoccslookup.doccs.ny.gov. November 7, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "GS9 - Shmoney Shmurda (Shmixtape)". Datpiff.com. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "Remain Silent by Rowdy Rebel on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  17. ^ "Rowdy Rebel - Rebel vs. Rowdy". Apple Music. Retrieved July 15, 2022.
  18. ^ "American certifications – Rowdy Rebel". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  19. ^ "Rowdy Rebel Feat. Lil Durk "Figi Shots" Video". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  20. ^ "Re Route - Single by Funkmaster Flex & Rowdy Rebel on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  21. ^ "Jesse Owens (feat. NAV) - Single by Rowdy Rebel on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  22. ^ a b "Rowdy Rebel Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  23. ^ a b "Rowdy Rebel Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  24. ^ a b "Rowdy Rebel Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  25. ^ "Free da 9 (feat. Don Q) - Single by Rowdy Rebel on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  26. ^ "Pop Smoke's Posthumous Album Delayed to July". Rap Up. June 11, 2020. Retrieved June 13, 2020.

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