Maryland-born artist Marques Martin provides us with the music video for “Kissing Pavements”, his second official offering. Residing in New York, the MC and beat maker is a breath of fresh air with his modern, experimental take on music, matched with his distinctive voice and infectious songwriting.
Expressive from the get-go, the gospel-sampled inspired track with electronic touches stylistically is synonymous with the greats in the game like Kanye West and especially Kid Cudi. He raps with such clarity and his words are honest and not wasted. The video for the track distinctly focuses on his love for music, as well as his passion for skateboarding.
The level of intelligence in Marques’ lyricism and thrilling musical ability continues to showcase the rising artist’s gifts. Marques’ emergence onto the scene continues to be bold. With his acerbic social commentary and invention, Marques Martin already seems like one of the finds of the year. “Kissing Pavements” is a testament to the city hustle and the existential nature of contemporary desires.