New York has always been known as the epicenter and birthplace of hip-hop. Hoping to continue the trend of prolific MC’s from the area Mari Baby. He has kept grit in his journey and still stands by that, and now his routine is majorly on researching his craft and looking at the greats for inspiration. His single “Range Rover” has continued to grab listeners from all over. Read along as we had a Q&A session with the rising star to learn more about his inspirations and what makes him keep pushing:
To kick things off tell us a little bit about yourself for those new to you.
I’m a 23 year old MC from NYC.
Are you currently employed? Are you working on any projects?
No I got laid off from my job so I’m putting everything into my music career.
What is your biggest achievement?
Getting featured on news articles, releasing my own music.
Who are your biggest inspirations musically?
Jay Z & 50 Cent
Why are Jay Z and 50 such inspirations to you? What made you latch onto their music?
Everything. They really branch out to starting there own business in different fields by being rappers.
Where do you see yourself in 1 year?
Slowly getting richer and progressing in my career.
Who’s your top 3 greatest basketball players of all time/dead or alive?
Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Chauncey Billups.
What are you in this industry for? What is your main goal?
To be the number one artist in the world.
How long have you been making music?
2 years now.
Are you working with any artists in your local scene?
I definitely am but I want to keep them a secret. You just got way until I drop some more music.
What made you want to get into music?
By listening to other people music and people telling me I got voice for that.
How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard it before?
Unique. It’s myself.
Since being in the music industry what has been the biggest surprise about everything?
What do you think it the biggest misconception about you?
Nothing I’m just a regular dude.
What should fans be on the lookout for from you in the near future?
Definitely making more music. I aim to perfect my craft and be a star.
Any last words before we conclude?
Follow me on Instagram @ realmaribaby and subscribe my YouTube Mari Baby.