"The Naked Truth Mixtape" OUT NOW at: www.mackeymarshel.bandcamp.com
I am a rapper and Producer. I first started getting into music at about 14. Released my first self-produced project in 2014, titled Inner Demons, followed by my debut mixtape, The Naked Truth, I have been making music ever since and making a conscious effort to continually aim for improvement. For me there is always something new being created!
GarageBand & Audacity
Rival Sons, Submotion Orchestra, Wax, Run the Jewels, NF, Riff Raff, DOROTHY, Bernz, Kendrick Lamar, Hozier, DJ Shadow...the list goes on but these guys have been on constant repeat!
Submotion Orchestra - Colour Theory
Run the Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
Wax - Cookout Chronicles
DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall
Bernz - See You On the Other Side
Hozier - Hozier
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Rival Sons - Hollow Bones
Jarren Benton - Slow Motion Vol.2
Big K.R.I.T - Cadillactica
Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process
Yelawolf - Love Story
Eminem and JAY Z were the first two emcees I listened to so they will always have a special place in my musical journey. Yelawolf is another influence because his diversity gave me confidence to embrace my true rap style. Killer Mike & EL-P influenced me to be politically and socially aware and how that can translate into raw hip-hop!
Production wise I love listening to the greats like Dr. Dre, Evidence, and Rick Rubin but the New alternative style guys like EL-P (especially him) and No I.D. Also really dig DJ Shadow and Ruckspin (producer for Submotion Orchestra)
The combination of my influences, personality, life experiences, and mind to make a completely unique performer... I guess.
Am pursuing a full time career in film production while simultaneously doing music on the side whenever possible!
Don't forget the video games, poker, water skiing and golfing I do for recreation.