There is a rebirth brewing on the Memphis Hip Hop scene and up and coming local artist, Marco Pave`, is poised to lead the revival.
This born and bred Memphis native is an amazing lyricist with a distinct style and charisma that appeals to the triple crown of rap enthusiasts: the purists, the radio lovers and the eclectic hipster. With a laid back demeanor that contradicts his energetic music and performance style; Marco explains: “I make music for everyone. I like to cross genres, rock with hip-hop, hip hop with dub step, etc. but what I love most is to just drop straight through on a beat, telling a deep ass story that will make people think”.
A rapper since the age of 8; Marco begin seriously pursuing music in 2012. While he originally thought that being a rapper was only about making music, he slowly came to realize that it takes more than releasing music to actually build a fan base. Fast-forward to 2013 and Marco Pave` begin his performance assault on the local music scene.
Starting out on the open mic scene Pave honed his skills at local events such as The Word and HypeLife Local Artist Showcase. After a couple of months his hard work paid off and Marco Pave` found himself opening up for Skewby at the Historic Hi Tone.
Committed to his community as well as his music, Marco Pave` begins to use his music to positively impact those around him. Marco Pave` created “Books on Beale” a benefit concert that promotes literacy in the Mid-South. The concert featured over 12 local acts and over 15 sponsors who collectively pooled over 20,000 in resources. Books on Beale led to Nat Atkin, the Director of Storybooth at Crosstown Arts, to name a future library after him.
Rounding out an astounding 2013; Marco Pave` was featured in best-selling author Dr. Joyce Knudsen’s book , “Successful Failures”. The book featured a Grammy award winning artist, a top ten American Idol contestant and many more.
Marco was chosen by Mayor AC Wharton to create a song that focused on several key issues affecting the City of Memphis. That led to the creation of his single “Dividends” featuring DJ Quinn Raynor. “Dividends” has been featured in over 30 blogs and is scheduled to air on WYPL Channel 18 in early 2014.
Marco was also honored to work with Koopsta Knicca from 3 6 mafia on a song for MTV’s “True Life” documentary. The episode “True Life: I’m in a mixed weight relationship” is scheduled to air sometime in 2014.
2013 ended with Marco Pave` appearing on several local television shows and signing a publishing deal with Simply Grand Music.
After seeing how far his talent and drive has taken him in a short period of time, Marco Pave` knows that the possibility for 2014 is endless. Marco plans to continue his momentum and success Into 2014; beginning with his performance as a featured artist during DreamFest Weekend’s Memphis Hip Hop Unplugged.
In February Marco Pave` is scheduled to hit the road with YMCMB’s newest artist, Kevin Gates. When asked what his fans can expect from in the year 2014? Marco Pave` answered simply “The unexpected”.