By: Gavin Good
MarquesIsDead shows his artistic progression with the release of “OVERRATED”.
Minneapolis-based MarquesIsDead just put out a new EP called “OVERRATED”, project on which he explores themes like riding around with the same crowd he’s been with, his struggles with happiness and his reckless way of living life, and how he can’t trust people not to switch up. “OVERRATED” features production from frequent collaborators, like Ravi, as well as Deadmansdoom and Blakesale. Their production matches the overcast aesthetic Marques brings to the table with every bar and verse he concocts. As a whole, the project moves seamlessly through its four songs. On “SAME N****S”, Marques floats over slow, melodic production from Ravi that features high-pitched, lullaby-like chords and fairly heavy, alternating basslines. He speaks on how he’s living on the edge and how the girl he’s talking to is riding with a snitch, rapping, “lane switchin’, I don’t plan on comin’ home, ya man snitchin’, he don’t care who make it home, I bundle up they told me that the world get too damn cold”. In all, the project is a testament to the direction in which Marques has moved as an artist. It shows his pessimistic take on life but also allows the listener to get a feel for his personality, which is more than the depressed soul that comes across on first listen. Be sure to give “OVERRATED” a listen on MarquesIsDead’s Soundcloud via the link below and let us know what you think of it!