Trap artist Marselo Betty drops his brand new album ‘Betty Experience’, a 15 track self-produced album with 0 collaborations.
The natural progression of the album came to Marselo in a dream, putting pen to paper when he woke up he came up with the first single off it ‘LUV u 2 DA Moon’. Drawing inspiration from his daily real life activities, the album is a musical interpretation of his own personal experiences.
“Lots of these ideas just came from somewhere outer space”
Marselo Betty is on a mission to create Hip-Hop anthems that bring real stories to life. We catch up with Marselo Betty to find out more.
Tell us a bit about growing up in Finland and how that influenced the music you make?
I like Finland it is a good country to live in. I had great childhood here. Growing up here does not really influence my music much as I take most of my influence from abroad. But, maybe some Finnish bands have something to do with it because my interest in 70’s rock music.
You said you fell in love with Hip-Hop in your early teens, was there anything in particular or any artists that drew you to the movement?
Yes, Tupac Shakur was maybe the first that amazed me. Every now and then what i remember was Eminem and Snoop Dogg playing on the radio that I recognized but it was really Tupac that opened my eyes. I played a lot of GTA V at the time and listened to the radio in the game “west coast classics” there were a lot of songs I liked too.
I listened to lot of those songs on Spotify and found Kendrick Lamar. Then, later on moved to Trap music.
Hip-Hop, how important is lyricism to you? And how do you use your lyrics to empower?
To me, the beat is more important. Most of the time if start to listen to particular songs, it’s because I like the beat and melody. And, I’d rather use bad lyrics and good flow than good lyrics and bad flow.
Your music fuses Hip-Hop with elements of rock, as a multi-instrumentalist, do you feel your production style is defined by experimenting with a variety of genres? How is this brought to life on your records?
I’m still experimenting with that, and I would love to combine those two somehow but I haven’t really figured it out yet. I use real instruments on my songs sometimes, like electric guitar. I want to make beautiful music and not to force those two together but I’ll try different things.
Tell us a bit about your new album ‘Betty Experience’?
This album was supposed to be a 5 song EP but turned out to full length album. None of those original songs made it to the final project. I really wanted to do a good sounding album as I was starting to find my style. I did it for 2 years. I was in my element making it, and everything is made by me. A lot of the lyrics were made on the spot or free-styled. Some, I planned and wrote down. I think great songs come in the moment.
The brass melody for the song ”LUV U 2 DA Moon” came from my dream.
Are there any tracks on the album that are personal favourites of yours?
My favourites are the first four tracks of the album, I mixed “vibe wit mi”, “mailman” and “hermann” to a medley.
What have you got coming up?
I’m thinking about a Deluxe to ‘Betty Experience’ as I have some leftover songs from it. This year I’m only getting started.
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