Maynooth, County Kildare
"The duality between the duo’s styles is the catalyst to their sound. Max Zanga is the rapper, capable of rhyming over dance rhythms, summer jams and acoustic pop. Matt Ó is his melodic foil, providing ear worm hooks and heart-on-sleeve choruses." - The Irish Times
Since meeting at a University talent show, and having carved their recognisable sound through the scene, Max Zanga and Matt Ó have received backing from leading Irish media outlets; being listed as Today FM's Homegrown Heroes, and RTE 2FM's "Ones to Watch 2019".
The boys have since launched their much anticipated debut album "The Young Will Eat The Old", a collection of songs split into three acts, following the concept of the rise & fall of celebrity - tastefully twinned with a greek mythological spin. It is truly Tebi Rex's most defining piece of work and shows what makes them undeniably different than anyone before them; receiving write-ups and big acclaim from outlets like Hot Press Magazine, District Magazine, The Irish Times, and international outlets like Hot New Hip Hop (U.S) and The Line Of Best Fit (UK).
Due to make their debut performance stateside - in Austin, Texas for SXSW in 2020, before it's unfortunate cancellation - they have wasted no time in releasing new music in the shape of singles 'White Boy Of The Month' and 'I Got My Whole'. With the inclusion of 'I Never Got Off The Bus' on the Normal People soundtrack, their profile is steadily growing around the world.
"A marked display of growth..." (District Magazine)
"A clever and engaging debut...." (Dan Hegarty, RTÉ 2fm album of the week)
"Lyrical precision...." (The Line Of Best Fit)
Album of the Week (PLAYIRISH)
"An invigorating debut...." (Irish Times Culture)
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