Biography: Eclectic styles, melodic tones, and poetic lyrics. Yung Mars was born and raised in San Francisco. A freestyle fanatic he started rapping at age 15 and never stopped. Blending live instrumentation with hard-hitting socially conscious rhymes, his unique style represents the diverse nature of the bay.
Album Info: Yung Mars
A freshman project, the Yung Mars album took almost a year to create. Yung Mars and Mark Pistel, the head engineer at Room 5 Studio, produced it. (There he has recorded such artists as Michael Franti & Spearhead, Chuck Prophet, Meat Beat Manifesto, MC RAI&)
This disk is musically hard to classify. There are Latin rhythms and melodies, classic rock and funk guitar lines, both live & programmed drum tracks, three basses, two saxophones, one fender rhodes, a female vocalist, and a vibraphone. It has hints of dub reggae, is infused with world beats, and is marinated in mars’ unique melodic flows. With catchy hooks, raps that have meaning and message, and knocking beats, this is a mixed genre alternative hip-hop disk that is highly marketable. a record for the masses.
Featuring local heroes Azeem and DJ Teeko
Mastered by ken lee.