-Joe Pitts (@headtowall)
East Coast artist Marv Mack's debut project Golden Bandaids is here, and the album is an eclectic collection of soundscapes for the young rapper to showcase his storytelling skills. Tracks range from introspective and insightful to lifestyle anthems with all of the bravado you'd expect from a confident artist coming up in the city of Philadelphia. The project opens with "Band Aids", a two-part record that starts with ethereal sounds and ends up with low bass-bumping riding music. From there the project covers topics both breezy and bold from what to do when someone steals your lighter at a party all the way to critical questions of race and justice in America in the popular "Paula Deen" single.
Marv Mack is very much a modern rapper, drawing influence from popular acts like Kendrick Lamar to Travi$ Scott. He tackles on-trend productions like "Do It Again", but he shows a real knack for melody in groovy tunes like "Nigga for Life" and is at his strongest dancing over involved beats like in "Own Crib" and "Pity Party" featuring another Philly favorite Anyee Wright.
Peep the debut below: