Giving the Dirty South some love this week, I put on Rehab’s 2012 Gullible Travels and it’s been on repeat since. Blending tongue-in-cheek humor with country, rock and hip-hop to produce a sound their own, Rehab’s weathered several storms internally and with former record labels asking them to unsuccessfully conform to fit in a nice, neat one-genre box since the band formed in 1998. With singles like “Waho by the Hoti” which means “Waffle House by the Hotel”, the platinum-selling “Bartender (Sittin’ At a Bar)” and latest “Whore” , Rehab is as raw and real as they come. Touring with acts like Linkin Park, Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker and Rittz, performing 200-300 shows some years, they’ve worked hard, grinded on the road and now have a loyal fanbase to show for it.
I connected with MC Demun Jones from Rehab right before a tour show in Seattle recently to chat about Rehab’s history, funny tour stories, how digital jukeboxes and word of mouth created a platinum selling single without a label and much more! Peep the interview soundclips and videos below and check Rehab’s website for more info on upcoming tour dates!