logic marselis is hitting the grill early for the summer this year. this project was put together during the heatwave last week on the east coast. clocking in short at around 13 mins the project is still sure not to disappoint. the length gives it more longevity for more spins. press play, stream and purchase this beat tape here AudioMack or Bandcamp. coming to the gift shop and all streaming platforms soon.
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Baltimore emcee UllNevaNo and Virginia producer Logic Marselis haven't released a project together since their 2013 full length debut "The Protocol". With a highly extensive catalog from the two, they've always managed to continue to wave the MGNTK brand. Years later, they bring to the masses DUSTIN GRIME which is a conceptual album based on a fictional character that brings the rawness that hip hop fans fiend for. Clocking in at 14 tracks, the duo brings the listener into their world where UllNevaNo shows his range from lyrical dexterity to vivid storytelling over Logic's exceptional production. Put your wallabees on -- the DUSTIN GRIME sound quality is straight from the cassette deck.
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When it comes to living our everyday life, positive energy is the key ingredient to get through your day. In the midst of what's happening in the world, whether it's the crime infested news or negative content being posted on social media, the Baltimore and Virginia duo UllNevaNo and Logic Marselis are on a mission to block the nonsense out with "Good Vibes Only". Not only is this a soulful feel good record, it also displays producer Logic Marselis rhyme talents where he spits clever lines like "not trying to go back and forth like suicides". The record is assisted by the strong harmonizing vocals of Baltimore's own Black Assets, who breathes life into the song that leaves you with peace and prosperity. GOOD VIBES ONLY showcases Neva's range and diversity, displaying he can still rap very well while giving a positive message.
The crazy amount of work UllNevaNo and Logic Marselis has always been inspiring and appreciated, with DUSTIN GRIME dropping just around the corner in a few weeks, the acclaimed emcee/producer duo are back with another release titled "Off-White". Similar to Supreme Accessories, UllNevaNo infuses coveted street wear pieces with hip hop, paying homage to the ever so popular Virgil Abloh blending the dust with the luxurious. Neva tramples over Logic Marselis soulful dynamic soundscape that sounds like someone belongs in a straight jacket. Making a bold statement, this is just a prelude to the wordsmiths rhyme display for DUSTIN GRIME.
The last time this tag team dropped a project was THE PROTOCOL in 2013, which introduced to the world Baltimore's UllNevaNo with his unorthodox wordplay and rhyme patterns to match with Norfolk, Virginia residing producer Logic Marselis' Madlib influence rawness. Despite releasing a plethora of solo records throughout 2015-2018, the duo is back with their first single from their upcoming album DUSTIN GRIME.
Titled SUPREME ACCESSORIES, UllNevaNo made this record for those that appreciate dope rhymes, and fly things. This is the type of music that you drive to pretty much. The soulful sample alone sounds like it should be in a blaxploitation film. Logic Marselis provides a raw backdrop that gives UllNevaNo breathing room to provide an audio design of the most coveted street wear brands. UllNevaNo sets a tone where this record needs to be played inside of gold 1991 Lexus ES. This record is making a statement to wack rappers, that he is a different pedigree.
It's been 2 years since Virginia natives logic marselis and illien Rosewell released their collaborative effort SUPREME BEING. With a couple of loose end projects respectively under their belts, the producer and emcee duo are back with a 2019 sequel that promises to cater to the Lo-Fi/Boom bap hip hop heads alike. The project kicks off really slick with GAME CHANGER and immediately you know your ears are in for a treat. Rosewell is worldwide known for his production, but in this case he's actually nice with the rhymes, gliding over Logic's signature soundscapes with punchline after punchline that will make the listener twist their face like a they have a toothache. Illien gets a bit personal and touches on how important time is on the horn driven WING SPAN. He's trying to figure out his purpose with music and standout in a world where trolling in today's society is the most strategic way to become successful. His sharp bars hits home with lines like "trolling online, trying to be 6ix9ine, until the read the headlines, that says 6ix9ine, gets time!"
SUPREME BEING 2 is a straight to the point dense arrangement of beats and rhymes, from sample heavy records such as CORRUPT WORLD, and HINDSIGHT. This album serves as further prove that raw hip hop lives in Virginia.
Everything that we do in life is a process from start to finish, and beginning to end. Now the question is depending on your skill level how quickly can you adapt and present an actual complete product. That's what comes to mind when listening to Virginia native producer Logic Marselis latest beat tape offering SILK DURAG.
The project shapes as a metaphor to get those 360 waves it's a process that needs to be accomplished if your willing to put in the work to achieve said goal. The silent producer has been on a roll lately releasing a plethora of projects and he hints at no signs of letting up on the repetitive yet soulful "Unstoppable". Midway in through the project Logic finds himself experimenting with different sounds without compromising his signature drums and loops. "Chill" executes this very well, its subtle, relaxed, but still impactful. The VA producer proceeds to transition styles from laid back and smooth to hard hitting, hence "Silky" and "Timberwolf."
SILK DURAG sets the tone for a perfect album that's a cozy piece to capture the fall season. Expect more from the producer later this year.
The humble, consistent, low key producer, Logic Marselis of the MGNTK collective drops yet another masterful piece of work that can merge hip hop heads and gamers alike. Super Audio WORLD 2, draws inspiration from the SNES classic console. Logic takes listeners on a journey with each record as if your trying to accomplish a 16 bit game level which fits the soundscape perfectly. The project is respectfully introduced with "Donut Ghost House" that's filled with over laying ghostly haunting vocals meshing with Logic's signature drums and dropouts, which is quite essential in beat culture nowadays. The raw but ever so bright "Yoshi's Island" is accompanied by subtle horns and chopped high pitch keys. At first listen it's like your going through a kaleidoscope type level from the beginning to the conclusion of the record. The standout instrumental is "Star World" which sounds like it was made for a gamer with it's hard drums and its glitch effect keys that would make the perfect sound canvas for a bonus level. Clocking in at 10 tracks each record is referenced to the names of each level of the early 90's video game classic with names such as "Donut Plains" or "Sunken Ghost Ship". Super Audio WORLD 2 brings back a sense of nostalgia that the listener can actually enjoy.
Producers tend to follow trends on what's popular or what's the wave at that moment with the hype of social media and how quickly the internet is moving. Fredericksburg, Virginia producer Logic Marselis still maintains his relevance among others by staying consistent and switching the style up almost to the point of nonrecognition. The latest beat tape LUNAR gives off a VHS vibe that Lo-Fi heads can truly appreciate. LUNAR sets the mood where you can play this while watching a movie with the sound off. Records such as "Goodness" is infested with calm strings and warped basslines. "LOVE" at first listen will register that it could possibly be an ode to his son who you can hear him blurting out the words MGNTK. It's a well thought out gesture from the Virginia native. LUNAR is a project where the mood is very mellow and is very different from his previous work that is hard hitting like SUPER AUDIO WRLD. Sprinkled with inspiring quotable soundbites from Virgil Abloh, this piece of work was created to uplift the listeners and creators who may have lost hope in today's microwave generation of music.
This past week Logic Marselis was on TrueOGSeries Podcast. On this episode, Logic speaks on his new project, "Super Audio WORLD", his journey becoming a Hip Hop producer, and the historical impact of the Mos Def & Talib Kweli classic album "Black Star" plus much more.
Logic Marselis releases a new EP with Illien Rosewell titled Wally Renaissance that is another visit into the GRITTY boom bap scene in Norfolk, VA. Produced entirely by Roswell, Logic takes duty as the emcee providing conversation from observations of current society. The two prepare to release the full length album GRITTY in the upcoming months. Stream this project below and also on all streaming platforms.
It's something obscure about Logic Marselis sound when it comes to his production, he's unpredictable and it shows with the artists he's worked with such as Illien Rosewell and UllNevaNo. He's provided the soundscapes for fellow Maryland emcee Dot Com Intelligence to bring the masses PROTOCULTURE. PROTOCULTURE is filled with gems and jewels that would make Public Enemy or Lord Jamar proud. At first listen you can tell that Dot Com is a true pupil for hip hop, with motivating joints such as "DCIR" meaning dream, compose, innovate, repeat. Dot flows over Logic's haunting keys and signature drums that deserves countless replay value, telling listeners he brings pain like a child birth breach. On the U.K. emcee Quartz assisted "High Science", you will find the two emcee exchanging bars over a loopy guitar riffs, that sounds like it was scored for a blaxploitation film.
Dot Com's presence is felt throughout PROTOCULTURE with strong stand out hooks and vocal projection, classified in a category for grown up rap music.
Supreme Being will be the rebirth of the music we grew to love .
From the the golden era of Hip Hop. This only the beginning.
I encourage all who still hold a true love for hiphop/boombap culture to rock with Illien and Logic on this epic voyage.
The wave is real.
check out this new wave from london boii produced by logic marselis. this is for those out there in the struggle thinking that they its no way out of what they are going through. its always going to be problems and everybody goes through them. its only up to you to come up with a solution. make it happen.
Illien Rosewell Release A New Banger Over Production From Logic Marselis Titled "Return Of The Madness" From Their Upcoming Release GRITTY. If You Love That Raw Then Look No Further.
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New Orleans emcee, Leon the God and Virginia producer Logic Marselis sonically merged their worlds for the creation of the "NOVA EP". A Hybrid of the artists' respective home bases, this collectives of artwork challenges the current state of hip-hop representing the truth, and substance that should be.
NOVA EP is also streaming on Spotify, Tidal and other streaming outlets.
The Good Brothers At The Where's Buffy Podcast Interview UllNevano and Logic Marselis about MGNTK, how they met, future projects and a lot of other things. Check out this episode and others on their website at wheresbuffy.com