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Faded – Marty Grimes

November 22, 2015

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Faded is the second single that Marty Grimes has dropped since his last project, Nobody Said It Was Easy. Marty opens the track with a mesmerizing bass line, angelic synth, and some hypnotic bars about being high and kickin’ it in clouds of smoke, followed by some modest verses about his almost famous lifestyle. Marty has an unbelievable ability to release captivating music no matter what style of rap he’s covering; from slow jams to smoking anthems, Marty is adaptable to say the least. His vocals, production, and story telling are all well-toned assets, and this new single ‘Faded’ flexes a more complete sound than anything we’ve heard from Marty yet. Although we’ve heard a multitude of weed related tracks from Marty Grimes in the past, this hazily produced track featuring the fellow Bay Area native Caleborate is by far his best yet. Of course we have to give credit to the one and only KDE, who’s produced just about all of Marty’s material to date. If you like what you hear be sure to check out Marty’s older material and throw him a follow on his Twitter and Soundcloud for more free releases.

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Vacation – Marty Grimes

October 22, 2015

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Vacation is the first single that the Bay-based rapper, Marty Grimes, has dropped since his ‘Nobody Said It Was Easy‘ project last month.  I’m a huge fan of Marty Grimes because of his unique sound and ability to deliver a story within each track, and ‘Vacation’ definitely keeps to the trend.  Marty has two distinct types of tracks: the kind that forces you to think and hear every word to understand a larger story, or total bangers.  This definitely falls under the “bangers” category.  The track opens up with Marty rapping about his day to day life, followed by one of Marty’s best hooks to date, “I go to work on vacation,” letting the world know that he does not and will not stop grinding. I’m sure this young MC is already working on his next project and if we have learned anything covering Marty Grimes as an artist, it is that all of his singles leading up to his next project will sound and feel completely different from the last, leaving his fans unsure of what to expect next.  If you are just now discovering Marty Grimes, or if you’re catching up on his music, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Soundcloud.

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Nobody Said It Was Easy – Marty Grimes (Mixtape)

September 7, 2015

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You’re probably familiar with the colloquial term “Sophomore Slump”, but Marty Grimes’s second project is the antithesis of a let down. We haven’t missed a single release from Marty in the last two years that he’s been putting out music, so it’s safe for me to say that his growth from Through The Smoke is monumental. His story is atypical; working week days at a small-town pizza shop and performing for huge crowds on the weekends. He’s had one foot out the door for awhile now, but I honestly think this project might be what propels him into the lime light. The 16-track album showcases a lot of different styles, but the balance between ignorant turn-up tracks and insightful smoker jams is pe rfect. The production from KDE is on point as usual, the features vary from the notorious G-Eazy to the less well-known Tom Body, and the lyricism spans from girls and drugs to dreams and regrets. Cop the free download, show Marty Grimes some love on Twitter and Soundcloud, and expect to see him in a city near you sometime this Fall.

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Dirty Laundry – Blackbear & Marty Grimes

July 20, 2015

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Marty was hyping this track for awhile, and I was hoping for an original track rather  than a remix of blackbear‘s Dirty Laundry, but I digress. The twangy bass, catchy chorus, and renowned R&B vocals are the cornerstone of this release, and the two verses from Marty Grimes had a lot of expectations to live up to. In my opinion, he killed it; new flows, insightful lyrics, and creative delivery. Blackbear has a very specific sound, and it’s rare for an artist to be able to hop on one of his more experimental beats and pull it off. Definitely worth a listen, and if you like what you hear cop the free download and show Marty some love via twitter and soundcloud.

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Die For Me – Marty Grimes, KYLE, & Christoph Andersson

May 13, 2015

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Marty has been on a winning streak; over 3 million plays off his last release with G-Eazy, having P.Diddy share this new single on his RevoltTV platform, and collabing with bigger and better names. All his successes play into the hype of his sophomore project Nobody Said It Was Easy, set to drop sometime this summer. Die For Me showcases his down-tempo love song style, something we haven’t heard from Marty since he released Still Floatin back in August 2014. Even then, he’s never made something this refined — this perfected, even — which leads me to believe his forthcoming project will be an incredulously more successful than anyone anticipated. Christoph Andersson produces the majority of this team’s releases, which explains the coherent sound from track to track, and it goes without saying that the ambient sample-heavy instrumentals are a crowd-pleaser. If you want to show some support, cop the track on iTunes and follow Marty on soundcloud and twitter.

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The Famm – Marty Grimes & G-Eazy

March 20, 2015


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It’s almost unheard of to have 5 producers on one track, but Marty & G-Eazy’s Bang Bang set the bar high enough for this single to require a fleet of talented beat-aficionados. Syksense, KDE, Oz, DJ Fu, & Ducko Mcfli all collabed on this one to make a surprisingly coherent and lucid instrumental, which makes this first single off Marty’s forthcoming project “Nobody Said It Was Easy” a notable milestone in his career. From his project Through The Smoke until now, Marty has been building his portfolio and learning first hand from his best friend G-Eazy what it’s like to tour internationally and seize the lime light. He has a perspective that not many artists can understand; which I think attributes to his unique style and distinct insightful lyricism. The Famm is all about holding on to their roots. Marty and G have been rapping together since highschool, and despite the chaotic path to success, they’ve managed to rise to the top together. As the youngest of 6 children and being born a son to a teenage mother, it’s second nature for Marty to put family first and give back as much as he can to support those connected to him. Cop the free download, show Marty some love on twitter, and stay tuned for his much anticipated sophomore project.

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Long Way Down – Marty Grimes & Danny Pratt

January 28, 2015


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Lately, Marty has been dropping back to back party anthems, but this time around he and KDE take it down a notch to showcase a side of them we haven’t heard yet. It’s been almost a year since he dropped his premiere project Through The Smoke, but despite a hectic schedule (and several international tours alongside his childhood friend G-Eazy) Marty’s been committed to giving his fans new music and developing his style further and further. He linked with Australia’s Danny Pratt to make the killer hook, but the verses touch on a topic that’s far more personal than anything we’ve heard from him in awhile. Marty reveals that tour life, or simply pursuing his dream for that matter, has taken it’s toll on his deepest relationship. The ambient beat sets an airy ambient scene; an echo-heavy drum kit, down-tempo synth, and guitar chords damp with reverb. If you’ve been in a long distance relationship it shouldn’t be hard to empathize with the somber lyrics, so I hope you enjoy the new single as much as I did. Be sure you throw Marty and KDE a follow on twitter, and stay on the look out for another single and hopefully a set-date for his sophomore project ‘Nobody Said It Was Easy’.

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Hell Of A Night – Marty Grimes

December 28, 2014


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Hell Of A Night is going to be your New Year’s pregame anthem, the hard-hitting yet simple beat from KDE combines with Marty’s energetic vocals to create an enticing turn-up concoction. The spend it all, drink it all, do it all mentality feeds the lyricism over an eerily orchestrated instrumental; the repeating synth lead is offset only by the fat bass line and candid drum loops. More big moves from Marty, this is the first release off his sophomore project ‘Nobody Said It Was Easy’, which is promised to be anything but a slump. Cop the free download, share some good music with your friends, and be sure to follow Marty and KDE on twitter.

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Never Content – Marty Grimes & Manni Phantom

December 14, 2014


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Through his ever-developing lyricism and delivery, and through his team of talented producers, Marty has been able to create this clandestine and ominous style. Ambient synth pads tend to gravitate towards minor chords as an industrial drum loop fades in, setting a dark and mysterious scene for Marty Grimes to spit his pompous lyrics over. As if piercing through the smoke haze, Manni Phantom’s smooth vocals contrast the production perfectly for him to kill the hook; although Marty’s verses are still the song’s driving force. KDE outdid himself on this release too, with menacing horns sounding off over an already foreboding beat, Kevin creates an epic atmosphere for the artists to augment. Cop the free download, and be sure to keep up with Marty, KDE, and Manni via twitter.

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Say It Ain’t So – Marty Grimes & Rex Life Raj

November 3, 2014


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If you’re familiar with Marty Grimes, which you should be by now, than you know he kills up-beat bass-heavy instrumentals like this one from Syksense (who recently co-produced Drake’s 6 God and a track off Travi$ Scott’s Days Before Rodeo). The production features trumpet samples that sound off over a deep grumbling bass line, which is the perfect platform for Marty to get things started with. He continues developing his sound with arrogant verses, flawless delivery, and competitive hooks that are equal parts catchy and unique. He brings in his home-town friend to spit a verse consistent with his style, and Raj seemingly lives up to the standard that Marty set for the track. Although Marty’s been scheming on the low, we can guarantee you that this isn’t the last you’ll hear from him in 2014. Up is the only direction this young MC knows, and the more material we hear from him the more confident we are  that he’s going to pop-off soon. Cop the free download, show Marty some love by following him on twitter, and be sure to check out his first project Through The Smoke if you haven’t already.