The title “Unique Mélange” that rapper Marcus Smith called his second album is “an interesting mix.” It’s a fitting title because it shows how deeply he was influenced by The Beatles, Childish Gambino, Lenny Kravitz, and Bruno Mars. And everything you’ll hear on this album adds to this title.
When I listened to “She Don’t Care,” I felt like I went back in time to the songs of the late ’90s. It’s the first release of Smith’s 15-track album, keeping his creative flow, merging elements from Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, Funk, and Soul to give us a rich all-around experience.
Smith is a very good songwriter, and he manages to use the words to draw heart-pounding scenes to the magical beats of Commercial Pop and Hip-Hop that make your body vibrate and send you to the dance floor, where your friend that Smith might be talking about calls you and you care.
The bursts of energy that “She Don’t Care” sends through the speed of the beats, the voice, and the flexibility of rhymes in poetic sentences convey cues that put you in a positive mood while also reminding you of Craig David’s early 20th century recordings.
And now, after 15 years in Hip-Hop groups, Smith is emerging on the music scene as a solo artist, working with some of the world’s most creative artists, embarking on a journey full of experimentation and creativity, so you have to give yourself time to discover Marcus Smith again.
Edited by: Viola Karmy