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    BUT IN “REBELLION” THERE’S A SPARKLE OF TRUTH.

    This week marks the ninth anniversary of producer Christopher “Notes” Olsen’s untimely death. The rising hit-maker helped Britney create the controversial song, which eerily points out the control gripping her public and private life since launching to super stardom at 16-years-old. Notes also worked on “Outta This World,” featured on 2007’s Blackout, tour mixes used during Brit’s low-key House Of Blues Tour and is responsible for her cover of Elvis Presley’s “Trouble” – used in the intro to her head-tilting performance of “Gimme More” at the 2007 VMAs. Britney and Notes closely collaborated during a time in the pop star’s life when she asserted personal and artistic independence, and that is extremely special.

     

     

    Following In The Zone, Britney flexed her creative guns when she recorded music that entertained themes of autonomy and self-reliance, but mistakes in her not-so-distant past at the time proved to be tools that those closest to her would use as leverage.

    The songs Britney recorded pre-Blackout, known as the Original Doll era, were scrapped minus a couple of one-offs, like “Mona Lisa” and “Chaotic.” In many ways, “My Prerogative” is “Rebellion’s” older sister – “people can take away everything away from you, but they can never take away your truth…” Fortunately (depending on who you ask), a trunk of these shimmering gems left on the recording room floor to collect pop dust have spilled onto the Internet. Who obtained them or how they’ve leaked are mostly a mystery, but I can shed light on how “Rebellion” surfaced.

    Without permission, Britney requested the song appear on her official website, BritneySpears.com, Notes’ sister Angelica tells BreatheHeavy. In June 2006, artists couldn’t hop onto social media to share their work at will. It required a couple of calculated steps for the pop star to achieve her rebellious mission. Britney side-stepped her imploding management team and surprise released it in ferocious fashion. When fans visited her site, an alarming animation of Britney’s face fading into a tiger appeared, with startling roars, and “Rebellion” would play on loop. It was made available a short while after Britney posted a self-written poem titled Remembrance Of Who I Am. In it, she talked about being manipulated and seemed disturbed by shadowy figures practicing “voodoo” (both themes on “Rebellion”). Some of the words appeared on another unreleased song – Britney’s cover of Ace Of Base’s “All That She Wants.”

    “Rebellion” briefly existed on her site before it unexplainably vanished. Angelica claims, according to words form her brother, that Britney’s team “made them” pull it. Britney’s manager Larry Rudolph told Notes via email that “Rebellion” wasn’t the direction JIVE Records was looking to take Britney in.

    According to Angelica, Notes said he “absolutely knew Britney [wanted] to be raw…. She wanted to be this kind of rebel… she [was] ready to grow.” She also mentioned Notes briefly lived with Britney and ex-husband Kevin Federline during the creation of K-Fed’s debut album, Playing With Fire.

    Where is "Rebellion?"

    Fans have searched high and low for the entire track, which Angelica believes exists, however despite having Notes’ hard drive of music with more than 17,000 files on it, she’s unable to produce something longer than the 50-second clip that has existed on the Internet since ’06. “Y’all have just as much as I do,” she said, noting that she has “everything my brother has ever [created].”

    “We’ll find it,” she continued. “It’s gonna get surfaced.”

    The 50-second clip could very well be all there is, however there’s reason to believe an extended version with additional verses exists. During a joyride in her convertible in 2007, Britney flipped through a demo CD containing several songs she recorded for Blackout, including “State Of Grace,” “Baby Boy” and what appears to be “Rebellion.” You can hear the intro to the track in the clip below:

     

    Conspiracy theories.

    Some wild sh!t went down post-Rebellion, and it created the perfect storm to brew some wild ideas, most of which, according to Notes’ sister, are just tragic confidences.

    Notes’ manager was murdered. Several years later, the producer fell to his death at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, CA. One of the song’s other co-creators, producer Scott Storch, became severely addicted to cocaine and lost $30 million in six months because of it. And the track’s fourth collaborator, Jeff Dandurand, was silenced by the powers that be and barred from releasing it.

    “We have to remember the time period this was in Britney’s life,” Dandurand said in an interview posted in 2013. “Very tumultuous and the song is very dark in its presentation. Britney had been messing with some poetry leading up to the recording and came forth with those haunting lyrics.”

    He claimed the song was “about the evil forces that pull the strings.”

    Dandurand added that he tried acquiring rights to the track but was “shot down four times with various cease and desists.” He added: “additional lyrics exist but the most pure version has a different intro and does not repeat. It does not loop or go into any other arrangement, The Original Doll project bootleg and the aforementioned BMI promo is the purest of all versions leaked. It’s out there.”

    These lyrics are rumored to be the missing pieces of the puzzle:

    You might not believe it
    But trust me this is true
    You fall for their poison
    And become a part of their crew
    I’m in a rebellion
    And I’m up against the truth
    So will you join me?
    Or will you be taken too?

    The eye that is deceiving is the one trapping us in
    I’m fighting a losing battle and my patience is wearing thin
    But in rebellion there’s a glimmer of light
    And nobody claims the crown without some sacrifice

    Angelica could very well be in possession of the track, but suspects music-publishing executive Jonathan Stone may have it as well.

    In another strange turn of events, Sam Lutfi, who was in close proximity to Britney in 2007 & part of 2008, posted a photo in April 2019 of a trunk of personal items he collected during his time with the singer more than a decade ago. In one of the photos, fans noted there was a blank CD with the word “Rebel” on it. Several weeks after the image surfaced, Britney’s legal team was granted a restraining order against him.

    Why “rebellion” is relevant now more than ever.

    More than a decade since Britney first created the song, she’s never appeared to be more restrained. Britney birthed “Rebellion” prior to a judge granting her father and a co-conservator control over her personal life and finances. That means who Britney encounters, how she spends her money, what doctors and lawyers she meets with, all of it are determined by people her court-approved conservators. It’s exactly the type of situation she feared the most, and was brave enough to not only sing about it, but shed a light on it.

    “Be wary of others, the ones closest to you” is a haunting cautionary tale that came to fruition. Britney’s family is currently evaluating the restraints placed upon her. Some believe the singer has been overly medicated to further financial gain for those in power – “the poison they feed you and the voodoo that they do” were harrowing, poetic words that came to be, and Britney predicted it. On the surface, it looks like any time she tries taking back some control she’s punished and thus sinks further into an isolating, unforgiving world.

    “Rebellion” was Britney’s songwriting talents displayed in full force, and despite creating an entire body of work in the years leading up to Blackout… her voice, her visions, her most intimate thoughts translated into song were replaced by a string of sex-laced bangers. Original Doll could have been Britney’s most personal record to date. It could have given her the opportunity to show the general public she’s more than a blonde bombshell with killer abs. It could have shown us that sh!t was about to hit the fan, but she was silenced and ignored.

    One thing we’ve learned about Britney in regards to “Rebellion” is that she’s self-aware. If mishandled, fame and fortune can attract dire circumstances that are seemingly impossible to break free from. It’s not in Britney’s best interests to act defiant for the sake of it, however remaining complicit won’t help things either. If there’s anything she should take away from the song, it’s not: “you’ll find it in rebellion…” it’s “don’t just stand there, do what you have to do.”

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    So there was the full song on her page back then,or just a snippet?:xfactorlook:  There must be something shot of Rebellion.Why her team tries everything to avoid the release?The Poem "Remembrance of who I am" and other song lyrics were very unmasking too and are still available .What is so specials about Rebellion?!:watrusayin:

     I Like these relative new version:

     

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    I believe someone has the full version it's wild that sacred, rebellion, hollow, who can she trust and many others haven't leaked yet.

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    31 minutes ago, asterix said:

    Lmao at this old BHRX article repost. Give a **** for rebellion. Terrible song and overhyped to death. We are all over it.

    Who are you to say that we all are over it ? Speak for yourself.

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    8 hours ago, asterix said:

    Lmao at this old BHRX article repost. Give a **** for rebellion. Terrible song and overhyped to death. We are all over it.

    I wanted to share it here but also am testing out the new news section feature on Exhale ;)

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    14 hours ago, IconicShow said:

    I believe someone has the full version it's wild that sacred, rebellion, hollow, who can she trust and many others haven't leaked yet.

    I honestly don't think it exists. Unless Scott Storch has been keeping it in his vault this whole time. :tiffanycries:

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    On 2/5/2020 at 3:53 PM, JordanMiller said:

    I honestly don't think it exists. Unless Scott Storch has been keeping it in his vault this whole time. :tiffanycries:

    Scott Storch was never part of Rebellion. The credits on ASCAP are fake and the song was registered by Dandurand in an attempt to link himself to the song based on a sourceless claim which stemmed from a spanish fansite back in the day -- the promo CD he mentions never existed. Truth is he was never part of the song's creation process either. I almost made an entire thread about this back in the day but never got around to do it

    He even tried to create his own Wikipedia page under different accounts and he hilariously got caught in the process https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Jeff_Duran

     

    [Dandurand] Have to agree the links for this article are messed up. Dandurand's notability is established below (Please note that a number of Wikipedians have contributed to this article since 2007 with little disagreement until August 2012). He is also known as Jeff Duran and J.J. Star -

    In the early 1990s, child actor [1] since when is IMDB not reliable?

    Dandurand appeared on 'Wonder Years'

    Jeff has appeared in films, televison shows and hosted successful radio programs.

    Successful Comedian J.J. Star

    [Wikipedia Editor] The Allmusic listing is blank — it doesn't have a bio or anything. Being called "successful" is entirely subjective. It's just a peacock word people throw around to make themselves sound like all that. By what merit is his "success" judged? Also, a commercial site like The Comedy Store, whose main purpose is to sell a product, isn't a reliable source

     

    [Dandurand] Re-iterate (The fact that you haven't heard of something, or don't personally consider it worthy, are not criteria for deletion. You must look for, and demonstrate that you couldn't find, any independent sources of sufficient depth.) Dandurand is a comedic legend and worthy of inclusion on Wikipedia. This page goes back as far as 2007 and it's only now they say it's not notworthy? I suspect these editors are bringing personal bias into the decision which should not be tolerated! Keep! important radio personality, important child actor and comedian.

    [Wikipedia Editor] Again, please only vote once. If you continue to register additional usernames for the purpose of voting multiple times then I will open a WP:SPI case. From the top of each AfD when you edit - "using multiple accounts to reinforce a viewpoint is considered a serious breach of community trust". You have made your point several times without adding anything by way of substantive argument as to why the article should be kept. Please leave it at that. 

     

    He constantly used to boast about being a child actor and having worked in the music industry in the past but there's simply no proof that he ever did such things. While there was a Jeff Dandurand that worked as a senior director of product development for Atlantic Records it's unknown if it was actually him. He unsuccessfully tried to direct and star in a film about the late glam metal singer Jani Lane eight years ago which is why I found about all of this in the first place https://www.metalsucks.net/2012/09/12/because-when-you-think-goodfellas-you-think-warrant/

    And let's not forget that on top of all this he also tried selling a poor quality mixtape which supposedly contained the full version of Rebellion alongside many other leaked songs therefore profiting of copyrighted material. Needless to say that the version which ultimately was included on this CD was the same looped clip we've had for the past 10 years

    Image result for britney rebellion mixtape"

    In conclusion, Jeff Dandurand will always be nothing but a bad comedian who tried to gain some fame by clinging onto other people's lives including that of Jani Lane and Christopher Olsen who was the sole producer of Rebellion all along

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    9 minutes ago, PlayboiMommy said:

    Scott Storch was never part of Rebellion. The credits on ASCAP are fake and the song was registered by Dandurand in an attempt to link himself to the song based on a sourceless claim he read from in a spanish fansite back in the day -- the promo CD he menitons never existed. Truth is he was never part of the song's creation process either. I almost made an entire thread about this back in the day but never got around to do it. He also tried to create his own Wikipedia page under different accounts and he hilariously got caught in the process https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Jeff_Duran

    [Dandurand] Have to agree the links for this article are messed up. Dandurand's notability is established below (Please note that a number of Wikipedians have contributed to this article since 2007 with little disagreement until August 2012). He is also known as Jeff Duran and J.J. Star -

    In the early 1990s, child actor [1] since when is IMDB not reliable?

    Dandurand appeared on 'Wonder Years'

    Jeff has appeared in films, televison shows and hosted successful radio programs.

    Successful Comedian J.J. Star

    [Wikipedia Editor] The Allmusic listing is blank — it doesn't have a bio or anything. Being called "successful" is entirely subjective. It's just a peacock word people throw around to make themselves sound like all that. By what merit is his "success" judged? Also, a commercial site like The Comedy Store, whose main purpose is to sell a product, isn't a reliable source

     

    [Dandurand] Re-iterate (The fact that you haven't heard of something, or don't personally consider it worthy, are not criteria for deletion. You must look for, and demonstrate that you couldn't find, any independent sources of sufficient depth.) Dandurand is a comedic legend and worthy of inclusion on Wikipedia. This page goes back as far as 2007 and it's only now they say it's not notworthy? I suspect these editors are bringing personal bias into the decision which should not be tolerated! Keep! important radio personality, important child actor and comedian.

    [Wikipedia Editor] Again, please only vote once. If you continue to register additional usernames for the purpose of voting multiple times then I will open a WP:SPI case. From the top of each AfD when you edit - "using multiple accounts to reinforce a viewpoint is considered a serious breach of community trust". You have made your point several times without adding anything by way of substantive argument as to why the article should be kept. Please leave it at that. 

     

    He constantly used to boast about being a child actor and having worked in the music industry in the past. While there was a Jeff Dandurand that worked as a senior director of product development for Atlantic Records it's unknown if it was actually him. He unsucesfuly tried to direct and star in a film about the late glam metal Warrant singer Jani Lane aswell which is why I found about all of this in the first place https://www.metalsucks.net/2012/09/12/because-when-you-think-goodfellas-you-think-warrant/

     

    And let's not forget that on top of this he also tried selling a poor quality mixtape which supposedly contained the full version of Rebellion alongside many other leaked songs therefore profiting of copyrighted material. Needless to say that the version which ultimately was included on this CD was the same looped clip we've had for the past 10 years

    Image result for britney rebellion mixtape"

     

    In conclusion, Jeff Dandurand will always be nothing but a bad comedian who tried to gain some fame by clinging onto other's people lives incluiding that of the late Jani Lane or Christopher Olsen who was the sole producer of Rebellion all along

    HMMMMMMM. Unless I'm mistaken, bu I recall Notes' sister mentioning him to me. The conspiracy grows...

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    What I do know is if this song was ever released it would be her 6th number 1 & she would tied with Mariah Carey as have 4 number 1 singles in 4 different decades 

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    42 minutes ago, This pu$$y biteback said:

    What I do know is if this song was ever released it would be her 6th number 1 & she would tied with Mariah Carey as have 4 number 1 singles in 4 different decades 

    We need the GP to stream My Only Wish :evilpatrick:

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    Going to her website and seeing that tiger was such a moment :yasqueen:

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    On 2/5/2020 at 12:45 AM, asterix said:

    My bad lemme rephrase it. The rational fans that don't live in the past are all over it. Overhyped and terrible song. There you go "Guest All-seeingggg-Eye". :well:

    The song, or the snippet we have, it really isn't that good. I've never liked it :ehno: 

    However, the message is the most important here. It really is scary how songs like Rebellion or Mona Lisa seemed to predict what was ahead for her. 

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    I like what we have of rebellion, especially the intro. It's very powerfull and peacefull at the same time imo.
    The weak point in the snippets are her vocals, it's too weak or not strong enough. You can barely hear her in the chorus... 

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    On 2/7/2020 at 11:13 AM, RAWRi said:

    Going to her website and seeing that tiger was such a moment :yasqueen:

    I miss her so much.

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    Ill never forget going to her site and seeing the tiger and hearing that growl and being SHOOK.

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    I’m confused. Did she actually record a full version of Rebellion? Many artists often record snippets of songs to determine if they are good fits for them. Britney might have not finished the song because her label shut it down or couldn’t complete the rest of lyrics. 
     

    It’s important to note that Britney most definitely has access to all her unreleased songs. If there is a full version of Rebellion, she probably has it somewhere in her house but isn’t keen on leaking it to the public. There’s been speculation that many of the unreleased tracks on the internet were secretly leaked by Britney, herself. 

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    Also, it’s worth noting that record companies tend to keep all the demos and songs in their catalog. This includes rejected and unfinished songs for artists as well as raw vocals. They keep these recordings in the event that they can be used in some capacity in the future such as background vocals, stems, groundwork for new music, and demos for other artists. 
     

    Sia’s album, This is acting consisted of tracks that were rejected by big name artists such as Shakira, Adele, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jlo, Demi Lovato, and maybe even Britney Spears. She indicated that each song had been recorded by another artist before being used for her album. Her label probably has all the original versions locked away.

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