Grande Marshall unleashes the beast from his underground lair! Sonically varied, yet extremely cohesive, 800 lives mostly in the BPM range of “profoundly creeping” with an occasional burst of uptempo (as in, not 120 beats per minute, cut into half time) soulful sprinkling (this IS a product of Philly ya know). “Cerebral ignorance” is how I’d categorize some of the material on here…with the flipside being thought-provoking, old-soul-in-a-young-frame raps. Grande embodies a bevy of endearing qualities as a rhythmic wordsmith: definite sharpness in wit with a dash of youthful, “fuck the world” tunnel vision, all delivered in precise articulation. The scope of his expressive talent becomes truly apparent when witnessing how fluently he can snap from the collected calm of one track to the aggro, throat-lacerating, Philly style on the next (as made famous here, here, and here). Range is certainly on his list of specialties.
Obtain this now and understand why we refer to Grande as the lead programmer to the “nu-Philly” archetype.
Super fresh digital booklet here.
Get yourself some 800
Shouts to Grande, Frank The Pilot, and Vic.
Grande Marshall writes some of the realest raps. The young Philly emcee with an old soul gets real thug teary eyed on his latest track off his upcoming 800 mixtape.
Sidebar: I know a lot of older heads get all worked up over Joey BadA$$ cuz he rhymes on beats that they liked when they were his age so they feel cool again. But on some rap shit, Grande that dude among the 20 and under emcees.
Grande Marshall – “Dearly Beloved”
Grande Marshall, Philadelphia’s leader in
Trill Wave, lets loose this joint from his upcoming mixtape 800 (I’ll raise you 500, Chief Keef). “GODBPM” has the title and feel of a SpaceGhostPurrp track with the easy, breezy, mood-setting saxaphone provided by producer Worthy. Unlike Purrp, GM is actually a pretty good rapper and his lyrics are his strongest asset. They are something that a person who may not know the nuances of the trends in internet rap will be able to find relatable. No mysticism, no way to into fashion references, or excessive drug use talk- just rhymes bred on the corner that will be always a timeless element regardless of the musical climate.
Grande Marshall – “GODBPM”
You can’t be trill without a chopped & screwed mix.