This tape is beautiful. You might know Marc as the lead singer for 2AM Club, but what he’s managed to do on his first solo project blew me away. From the get go he samples a speech about The Poets, saying that the artists and musicians and writers are the ones who really know the truth about us, the only ones who see past the fortune and greed, the only ones who speak out against conformity and pursue their passions. He’s managed to balance arrogance and personal ideology in a way that results in unique lyricism and quotable radio-ready hits. Although the majority of the project is about women, he maintains the insightful premise of the tape and covers everything from addiction to the American Dream. There’s a few notable features, like Skizzy Mars and IAMSU!, but for the most part this is all Bassy. Production is on point throughout, obviously, and offers primarily down-tempo beats for Marc’s vocals. For an artist that’s been writing behind the scenes for the better part of his career, it certainly sounds like he’s ready to step into the spotlight. Until we’re graced with part two, enjoy the incredible free music and follow him on twitter.
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From the first time I heard 2 AM Club I knew they were different. Their electronic/rap/indie sound is unreplicable, and the lead singer Marc Griffin is indisputably one of the best American vocalists in the game right now. Marc opens this track with a heavy analogy “Your life is a gateway drug… I wanna get high with you” which sets the mood for the trance-esque breakdown about running away and dying in the heat of the night. There’s clearly pain in this lyrics, but the instrumental makes the track seem more like something you’d hear at a rave. Give their free new single a listen, and be sure to check out their last project Moon Tower.
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This 16 track tape came out of nowhere this morning, but I’m not complaining. A mix between Indie, Electro, and Hip-Hop, 2AM Club is asserting their name in the free music world, and have definitely reserved a special spot after dropping this tape with loads of dope features (Big Sean, XV, Chiddy Bang, etc.). Check it out, grab all the tracks you’re feeling, and spread the hype.