In a world full of disposable music, Philly’s own Marv Mack is striving to deliver the quality and creativity that everyone is craving.

We’re not gonna sit here and say he’s “underrated” because we’re a thousand percent sure that once you listen to his music and watch his videos, you’ll be a fan like we are.
So lets just say, you’re in for a treat.

“I would describe my music a delightfully rude. I make humanistic, grungy, dark music with a slice of comedic relief. I perceive myself as the inner-city Beatle Juice.” – Marv Mack

If this is your first time tuning in to Marv Mack, we suggest that you watch the video that turned us into Marv Mack stans:

Seriously, once we saw this video we were blown away.

“My music is for people interested in the other lenses on the table. My music is for the people who are interested in everything but the obvious.” – Marv Mack

After performing at 3 shows at this years SXSW festival and opening up for Curren$y at Foxtail Fest in Philly, Marv is keeping the momentum going as he returns with another self-directed cut from his Golden Band-Aids project, “No Lie.” This anthem is for anyone who values their worth and won’t take no for an answer.
The sketching over the visuals were inspired by artist, February James, and that teeth-gritting sense of self-worth that Mack lyrically demonstrates comes after an experience he had where he was randomly removed from a performance lineup and wasn’t notified until he arrived at the venue. The video was directed by Marv Mack.

We caught up with Marv for a quick interview. Check it out.

TasteCreators: Do you consider yourself to be a Taste Creator?
Marv Mack: If I’m not creating taste I don’t know what taste is. I uphold myself and the people around me to a certain level of quality that I don’t think many people do.
TasteCreators: So you just released your No Lie video privately to your newsletter. What was the intention behind that strategy?
Marv Mack: I actually don’t know what I was thinking with that idea, I don’t know who I let talk me in to that one! *laughs* Naw but all jokes aside I really wanted to get a idea of who really supports what I’m doing and if anyone has a taste for what I create. As an artist sometime’s it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers game and the people that watch you but don’t support you. So I took this opportunity to find out who is watching and who’s supporting. From there I evaluate what my moves are.

“As an artist sometime’s it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers game and the people that watch you but don’t support you. So I took this opportunity to find out who is watching and who’s supporting.” – Marv Mack

TasteCreators: How would you describe your music?
Marv Mack: I would describe my music a delightfully rude. I make humanistic, grungy, dark music with a slice of comedic relief. I perceive myself as the inner-city Beatle Juice.
TasteCreators: Your visuals are amazing. You use some awesome effects. How do you come up with your concepts?
Marv Mack: I admire and was inspired by an artist by the name of February James. She really inspired my style of sketching over the video. There was some Basquiat influence in there as well.
TasteCreators: What are your thoughts on the state of the music industry?
Marv Mack: Music is music at the end of the day. I feel like the industry lowered the standard of hip hop so that they could sell more of it and faster and faster. I like to call it McDonalds music. I mean sure its edible but is it Cornish Hen Baked in a wooden oven seasoned overnight with succulent and savory herbs and spices? No, I’m afraid not. Right now I am at a state of music where I am attempting to combine the two.

“I feel like the industry lowered the standard of hip hop so that they could sell more of it and faster and faster. I like to call it McDonalds music. I mean sure its edible, but is it Cornish Hen Baked in a wooden oven seasoned overnight with succulent and savory herbs and spices? No, I’m afraid not.” – Marv Mack

TasteCreators: Who are you listening to right now?
Marv Mack: Jae Paul, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Dom Kennedy. Vintage Kid Cudi, Kanye, Uzi Vert, Little Boat, School boy Q, Tame impala, Chance, Jay cole, Bas, Starks Vader, Gibbs, Anyee Write, Champs, Taj, Miles, J-heated, the list goes on. I listen to a lot!
If you want to catch Marv Mack at a show, he’ll be opening up for Alex Wiley on August 8th at The Fire in Philly. In the meantime, make sure you’re following Marv on Twitter and Instagram @MarvMack and check out more of his music on Soundcloud.
 

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