What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
R&B Hip Hop
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My Middle Name Is Marquell Cortez. The poet part is because my music is telling a story i Feel Like Its Lyrical like a poet’s poem
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
My Life Struggles Losing My Friends And Family To Gun Violence and Gang Wars i also lost my grandad to cancer in 2019 and the following year 2020 I lost my only uncle on my mom’s side of the family to a heart attack that played a big part in my music
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I’m Actually Working On A Project Called MY LIFE It Will Be 11 Songs two You Have Heard 2 Sides And Da Storm I have Features Coming From @coreycoka From LA @Ayookd Atlanta @SleepyG Chicago Midwest king
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I Just Want To Be Heard And Paid For My Poetry So That I Can Provide The Ones I Love And Wanna Keep Safe A Better Life Than I Had Honestly I Still Live In A War Zone Where bullets have no name Chicago
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
2 Sides Would Be My Favorite It Flows Out So Natural And Its Poetic To Me
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Promotions And Gaining A Bigger Fan base is hard work thats the biggest challenge so far
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
When Im looking for an instrumental when it comes on the lyrics hit me almost instantly i start there with a hook and the rest unfolds
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
It’s A Bigger Broadcast For People To See me Hear me And Connect with me
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Like I Said Da Storm 2 Sides I have a song called Vibe Im Working On Thugs Need Love is Good one Bad B**ch a club song Beat Da Odds Is part of a bigger story I got some heat coming
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I Still Work 9 To 5 Like Everyone Else Im A Project Manager For A (Black Owned Company) Called Eco-Energy Solutions Were A Crew Of Energy Efficiency Service Providers Led Lighting Installers Electrical Technicians We Got Guys That specialize in HVAC too
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Im Still Looking And Learning but get some promo and support give a real story something someone else can relate to
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
The People Who Jump On A Beat And You can’t understand what there saying would be where I am now searching for answers and ways to be heard
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Everything i talk about is from my point what ice seen what I’ve done and been thru Its All Me
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I’m Young Humble And Motivated Straight Out Of The Chicagolands Chicago Heights Ford Heights I’m Up