Fol­low­ing his recent, crit­ic­ally acclaimed release ‘Din­ner Date’ ft. KAMAUU and No Wyld’s Brandon Black, New York rap­per and pro­du­cer Marques Mar­tin con­tin­ues to innov­ate and thrill­ingly blend genres on his latest offer­ing ‘Hailey’.

With his recent singles ‘About 2 Die’, ‘Kiss­ing Pave­ments’ and ‘Din­ner Date’ pick­ing up crit­ic­al sup­port across both sides of the Atlantic, the Mary­land born artist’s last drop of 2019 brings an urgent, crunch­ing instru­ment­al – a stark, dark found­a­tion to his wise­crack­ing, bloodily per­son­al brand of lyr­i­cism. This anoth­er example of his thrill­ingly free, exper­i­ment­al style anchored by a nat­ur­al affin­ity to melody.

Reject­ing the com­mon nar­rat­ive of girls, money and cars; instead Marques unleashes a spiky vul­ner­ab­il­ity. The undeni­able abil­ity has already caught the atten­tion of inter­na­tion­al press with the likes of i‑D, MIXMAG, COM­PLEX and HIGH­S­N­OBI­ETY all deem­ing the ‑pre­co­cious rap­per as a standout tal­ent.

Marques’ broad range of influ­ences has earned him the sup­port of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and DJ Tar­get as well as US side with Beats 1’s Ebro. With only four tracks released, it’s clear that with the vis­ion and depth of Marques’ tal­ent is just find­ing form, sim­ul­tan­eously also one of the finds of the year.


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.