Marcus Announces New Track 'Toast'

Published by: Higher Plains | 7-Jul-2016
Melbourne rapper Marcus is pleased to announce his debut single 'Toast', due out on the Wednesday July 6 through his imprint Rawdivercity. 'Toast' follows the release of his debut mixtape Pizza for Breakfast. Cereal at 3am which introduced Marcus to the world, landing a feature as Triple J's unearthed artist of the week and receiving high praise from the likes of Illy, Remi & Sensible J and fans alike. Since then, Marcus has been silently working through an extended stretch of studio hibernation, connecting and working with international acclaimed producers such as Basquiat JR (Joey Badass), Ducko Mcfli (Drake, Migos, OFWGKTA) and Grammy award winner Nottz (The Notorious B.I.G, Snoop Dogg). Marcus' most recent appearance was on Baro's single 'WDUBI' from his upcoming EP, which was recently added to rotation on Triple J. @marcusISneek
Toast' is the musical brainchild of Marcus & Basquiat JR (the producer behind the 2015 Joey Badass hit 'Christ Conscious'). The unlikely duo connected through Twitter over mutual respect for each other's music and set about creating a song that pushes the envelope of hip ¬hop in Australia. 'Toast' is an ode to Marcus himself, to the work he's put in to get to this point, to his crew Rawdivercity which is made up of fellow artists such as Baro, Charlie Threads, Nasty Mars & The Martians and many other equally talented individuals, and to the incredible music hub that Australia is. It is also a statement of greater things to follow from Marcus. Sonically, 'Toast' is very reminiscent of a classic NYC hip ¬hop sound, combined with Marcus' typical effortless flow, top¬shelf metaphors, and incredibly witty wordplay which shines through in bars like "Got the squad with me need more doors / hotel's with more floors / ring for the city like it's Mordor / If these tracks were bodies, we'd be warlords". Recent Triple J Unearthed favorite Squidgenini also lends a hand on 'Toast' with her stunning vocals. Marcus will be toasting the single at a special upcoming headline show, more information to come.

Marcus' second mixtape featuring more acclaimed collaborations and a tour with his new live band is to be expected later on in 2016.

"DOOOOOPE!" ~¬ Nottz [on 'Toast']

"Marcus: definitely a name to keep your ears and eyes on." ¬ ~ Dom Alessio, Triple J

"The young emcee manages to toe the line perfectly between the original rawness of OG Australian hip hop and also the new school local movement as it has a little more of an international appeal to it" ¬ Cool Accidents "Marcus is no act. The second you meet the guy, you know: he's already gone through every day¬ to¬day struggle the young Australian rap audience is currently living... now (unlike most) he's ready AND willing to spread their message." ¬~ THANK GUARD Magazine

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