Project Description

Rob Markman

INTERVIEW

1. Congrats on being chosen for our Swisher Sound ambassador program! How does it feel to be partnering with Swisher in this capacity?

It feels great that Swisher believes in what I’m doing as an artist and wants me as a part of the Swisher Sound ambassador program. I’ve seen some dope artists associated with the brand over the past few years, it’s cool that I can carry on that tradition.

2. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from, how you got into the industry, etc

I’ma Brooklyn-native. Growing up in New York is such a huge part of who I am. When I was coming up in the city, hip-hop was on ever corner, everywhere you turned. It was that energy that made me want to get into the industry since I was a kid. I started out battling and doing open mics and then I actually made it into the business as a journalist, but through it all I never lost my passion to make music.

3. For those who don’t know, describe your artistry and your style of music.

My music is motivational. Making the transition from a celebrated journalist to an actual artist wasn’t easy. It’s never really been done in quite the way that i did it, so there was some natural skepticism to start. I make sure to put all of that into my music so I can inspire other people to follow their dreams. Even if the world doesn’t see it, even if no one believes in you, I want to motivate people to keep going. My music is a reflection of that.

4. Talk to us about what you’ve been up to this year so far. Any new music? Shows?

2019 has been great. I dropped my second project, it’s called It’s Too Late at the Wake and the fan base is growing every day. I got to work with Styles P for the album, on a song I have called “Next Check.” That was like a dream because to me, Styles is one of the illest MCs ever. Right after I dropped the album, I performed at Rolling Loud in Miami. And now I’m working on some new videos to accompany the project.

5. What’s on the horizon for the rest of 2019?

I’m currently back in the studio working on a new project that will be out before the end of the year. And I’m going to be at A3C in Atlanta in October.