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A large part of Universal Rebel's appeal comes lyrics that stress social change and a positive outlook. "Reggae Dub/Luv," party music infused with a progressive social conscience.
Jim Testa - February 07, 2014
By returning to the roots (roots rock reggae) of the music, they seemed to suggest a new chapter in this genre was being written. Universal Rebel reminded us that rebellion is still necessary and can still feel good.
Tim Harrick - June 3 2013
Ballyhoo! featuring Universal Rebel and others-
A Black History Month tribute by Morristown's Universal Rebel
Featured song "I 'n' I" by Universal Rebel in the Hit movie
, by Morristown Natives Mike Ryan & John Launchi -
by "Buck on stuff"
Universal Rebel features Brandyn "Adeo" Heppard on vocals, Willy Carmona on horn and percussion, Rich Collins on bass, Matt McCormack on keyboards, and Steve Honoshowsky on drums. Manager John Hodges rounds out the group, and was instrumental in planning the music fest.
- Star Ledger (MorristownGreen.com)
UR set the tone, with its themes of Community, Unity, Music and Love. Lead singer Brandyn (Adeo) Heppard's radiant warmth chased the chill from the October breeze.
Universal Rebel ready to spread message of hope at MG Film Festival in Morristown
Morristown Green (NJ.com)
Spreading a message of love and unity, the members of Universal Rebel use their hip-hop-fused reggae/funk/rock sound to inspire positive social change. But their philanthropic flow doesn't end with their music; it courses through their lives and the world-conscious causes the band supports.
- Morristown Green (NJ.com)
Brandyn Heppard of Morristown is all about the love. With long dreadlocks, a "no worries" attitude and spiritual pursuits, this Morristown native spreads his message of love as the MC of Universal Rebel, a reggae hip-hop band that plays regularly at an Irish bar.
- Daily Record
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