SACRAMENTO, CA. (7/21/14) — Kentucky hip-hop artist, Marack, sells thousands of copies of his first full-length album, “Wake Up”.
“We sold about 4,300 CDs in at home in Hopkins County,” said Marack. “I was not able to go anywhere else outside here because I sold out. I wasn’t expecting the great feedback like I received. But I can say, ‘I am a Madisonville artist, who did halfway decent.’”
Marack said, "I was able to pay back his investors and start on his second album".
Marack is a a multi-talented American rapper from Madisonville, Kentucky and is becoming popular in his hometown.. Looking back on his early life, Marack has been known as a proficient lyricist and storyteller and his skills gained him a reputation. After debuting on six mix tapes producers were eager to work with Marack. He rose to his prominence as a rapper after releasing several solo mix-tapes, Marack Presents-P.I.F.F/L.E.G in 2010 and Marack- Before I Wake Up in 2014 and it wasn't long before many acknowledged his depth and he rose to countywide popularity. Marack capitalized on this forward momentum and launched his professional music career by releasing his first album called, "WAKE-UP".
As we all know in recent years, critics, fans and artists alike have lamented the turning tide in hip hop. It is commercially successful, it is the voice of a generation and it is the world’s music—all positive things. But, despite its diverse audience, it often seems like the artists themselves are not as diverse. How often have we read this bio: said emcee was raised in the projects, hustled drugs to make ends meet, got shot, learned his life lesson and pursued music as an alternative? How many times can we hear about rim size, candy paint, big booties and pushing weight? How many more rap videos will be shot around a pool filled with half-naked women? Hip hop can make you dance, yes. But can it make you think? What happened to the days when rappers had distinctly different personalities and styles? Has hip hop just become a parody of itself?
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Marack claims, "I'm not afraid to tackle subjects like self-empowerment, love, the importance of education and being aware of world issues. These are the kinds of questions up for debate on my latest album 'Wake-Up'".
Marack said that since he was able to tell his story in his latest album, he’s now looking to fulfill the void in hip-hop, with his next album.
“My forthcoming album is called ‘Eargasm,’” said Marack. “Eargasm basically means anything that stimulates or provokes your mind… something that gets you hyped or something that just gets you through things in general.”
Marack has built a career on combining nimble, braggadocious and largely autobiographical rhymes and he is interested in pushing his style of hip-hop forward and garnering some chart hits.
“Now that my story has been told,” said Marack, “I feel like I can go in any direction I want to. I want to be able to fulfill that void in hip-hop. There is a lot of that club music going around, which is music that’s not really going to stand out for years to come, but music that is here today and will be forgotten tomorrow.”
Marack said he had some help from local talent for his new album.
“I had some help from local talent,” said Marack. “A North Hopkins High School student, Chasity Britt helped me, with a song called, ‘Cruise Control.’ She sings the chorus and the bridge.”
Marack said he guarantees his first single, “I Can’t Worry About It,” will break some necks, and be a crowd favorite.
“The whole purpose of the first single is get heads bobbing, that you almost break your neck,” said Marack. “This new song is basically about anyone who has said anything negative about you. The song is meant to inspire people to say, ‘Look, if you don’t like what I am doing, then walk away… If you’re not going to be here for me, don’t be against me.’”
Marack said ‘Eargasm’ should be out later this fall.
“We will be putting the songs on Reverb Nation,” said Marack. “As far as how many songs that will be on this new album, varies. We are looking between 14 to 16 songs. I will be recording back and forth between Louisville and Nashville. Then after that, we will dress it up and put it out.”
He continues be a positive influence in his professional life because he developed a keen sense of self preservation and used his bright mind to learn the ins and outs of street life.
"On sheer verbal skills, I want to garner both sales and critical respect" Marack states, "I have a story to tell and I feel obligated, above all, to be honest about that experience. And trust me everything is rooted in the truth of the experiece".
“Anything, that you say in music is important,” says Marack. “It will influence someone, so don’t waste anyone’s time with nonsense. Say something that will mean something.”
In his native Madisonville, and throughout the south, Marack has created nothing short of a movement. Now the world will get to find out what insiders have been buzzing about when his sophmore Album, ‘Eargasm’ drops.
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Like any style of music, hip hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was shaped by many different artists, but there's a case to be made that it came to life precisely on this day in 1973, at a birthday party in the recreation room of an apartment building in the west Bronx, New York City. The location of that birthplace was 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, and the man who presided over that historic party was the birthday girl's brother, Clive Campbell—better known to history as DJ Kool Herc, founding father of hip hop.