Marc Goone is back after being a hermit crab for the better part of a year. While this isn’t the same music we’ve heard from Marc in the past…this is a step into a different direction and shows the versatility he has as an artist. He actually took to his Twitter last night with a mini rant, while dropping some knowledge:
the second u make art based on what u think others want is the second u die as an artist
— marc goone (@marcgoone) March 1, 2016
“Lamborghini Tears” is something new, and fresh from the young artist as he evolves into something even bigger. Stamp of approval from me!
The rooster boy himself, Marc Goone, hit me up saying he had a new video dropping and wanted to see if I could post it. I told him as I tell everyone (although the difference is I like Marc’s music), send it to me and I’ll check it out.
Now my mindset is like, what’s this guy up to now? If you peep his YouTube videos, he has tons of fun, and likes to poke fun in his music, so I’m thinking this is going to be another entertaining video from him. Boy, was I dead wrong, but in a good way.
He left me with this message:
“I wanted to shoot you over my new video, “Dear Mom.” This one really means a lot to me – I hope it connects with you.”
I’ll let the video do the talking. 100% of profits from iTunes sales of this song will be donated to Friends of Kids with Cancer. Support the rooster boy here.
Yo Marc, I fuck with you. Keep bein you, man.
Marc Goone told me in his email that if I don’t watch Game of Thrones, this song wont make any sense. Sure enough, I don’t watch Game of Thrones, and this song doesn’t make much sense, but it sounds good. And something tells me that a bunch of you do watch Game of Thrones, so you can be kind enough to leave a comment on this post and explain to me what the heck is going on. Please?
I received a surprise package in the mail recently from the hip hop artist Marc Goone. I get CDs, tapes and records from artists from time to time, but rarely is there a hand-written note quite as endearing as the one that Marc Goone sent me. After scribbling some nice words about Sunset, Marc introduced me to the thought process behind his album, Halfway to Nowhere. In it, he told me that he “wrote the album at a dark time in [his] life, and [he thinks] most of the songs and the tone of the album reflect that.” Something about that caught my attention. You likely know that I’m a huge Kid Cudi fan, and that’s the path that Cudi took to finding his success, but it also just immediately let me know that I would get to find out just who Marc Goone is through his music.
I admit to being a bit prejudiced to the album from the get-go, worried that I would be hearing from another young white rapper who would sound just like all the others out there. But I started listening and was pleasantly surprised. There were some songs that didn’t speak to me necessarily, but there were others that sounded great. The one I’ve included here, “Real Hip Hop,” was my personal favorite from the album. Over a catchy piano beat, Goone was able to squash all of my preconceived notions of what I expected him to be. Try to label me/ I think we have another/ One size fits all/ Cookie cutter/ Another Mac Miller/ Another Asher Roth/ Another college kid recording on his Macintosh. …Think I’m a frat rapper cause I got a fuckin’ degree? Please. Well shit, Goone. If that aint a callout, I’m not sure what is. I commend you, sir. #HatTip
I’m not totally sure that Goone has found himself completely, and he even admitted that to me in his note. He claims not to be frat rap, and for that I question his decision to feature Mike Stud on his album, but he’s getting somewhere. I’d encourage you to continue blazing your own trail, Goone, and just like you say in a bunch of your songs, don’t feel pressured to follow the trends that the music industry tries to force upon you. You’ll be better off for it. You’re onto something. Stay on track.