The eminent hip-hop journalist and Genius Manager of Artist Relations, Rob Markman, stunned the hip-hop universe when he announced on Sway In The Morning, that he was releasing his debut EP. The New York native dropped what I deemed as a respected project for the hip-hop genre & culture. This EP presented a firm delivery, cleverly-written wordplay, and Markman's tales of a dream that all started with a pad and a pen. Rob Markman praised us listeners with his debut EP, "Write To Dream". The production was wondrous, emitting a consciously dour sensation towards the EP; mellow, yet stern thanks to Brook Brovaz, Chase-N-Cashe, Sap (Sound Of A Pioneer), J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Dviousmindz. Two tracks where Rob Markman phenomenally displayed his lyrical abilities: one reference from Paula Cole's track "I Don't Want To Wait", Kirby Maurier vocals were sensational setting a nineties tone for Rob Markman's hit single "I Don't Wanna Wait"; reminiscing upon Nancy Fletcher vocals from 2pac's classic 1996 hit "Holla At Me". This song also pays respect to the male role models in Rob Markman's adolescent years. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, the young hip-hop journalist was exposed to the males on the corner fully adorned in the newest shoes, vehicles, and the most beautiful women. Rob wanted to acquire those livelihood changes but knew freedom was more important. He was fortunate enough to have older males on the streets that encouraged him to maintain his focus away from the streets and on his dream. The second track, "Last Night” is based on a true story. It was written from the late night thoughts of Rob Markman, after facing a near death experience with a bullet, on an evening stroll to the corner store. This experience inspired this well processed track. As we listen to "Last Night" we catch some inspirational wordplay.
"I'm thinking "Why me?" with what I just seen. You'll go crazy tryna fight these things And I just wanna fall asleep, I gotta write to dream"
The prestigious writer and emcee cleverly used "Write” instead of “Right” to indicate its pivotal role in ascension to his journalistic success; furthermore, this lyric reflects how life can transition from taking two steps back to proceeding four steps forward. "Write To Dream" also includes inspirational incite from fellow Music pioneers such as N.O.R.E., Sway, DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Wiz Khalifa, and Royce Da 5'9". This debut EP discusses the alternate changes that can occur with life as long as you follow your dreams; everyone holds their fortune in his or her own hands. The skill is to mold your craft into what you want to achieve in those ten-thousand hours it takes to become a master at what you're choosing to pursue out of life. Thank you Rob Markman for the inspirational lyrics, punch lines, and wordplay; classic hip-hop EP! Check out Rob Markman's music Debut with his 2017 EP, "Write To Dream" digital on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and Tidal!
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