Darren "Rebel Kidd" Gillespie is a rapper, songwriter, music engineer, graphic designer and game commentator from Philadelphia, PA. Rebel began rapping at the age of 9 and began to cite his influence from many other artist. He mainly listened to 50 cent and Lil Wayne, he began to listen to other styles of music and different artist eventually helping him create his own style and flow. He wrote his first song at the age of 11. At the age of 14 he realized music was the career he wanted to pursue. He went onto release his first mixtape "Tha Rebel Kidd", a new re-recorded version of the tape was released. He went onto to release another mixtape "$kateboard Rebel", which received positive views from its party vibe on the mixtape. He later took the name Rebel Kidd after being called him Rebel.