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Marcus Porter

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
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"Marcus Porter Gives Us “Soup For The Soul” On New Single"

Marcus Porter’s “Soup For The Soul” contains ingredients that you can’t find at your local grocery store.
Marcus Porter is a hip-hop artist from Madison, Wisconsin that you need to keep an eye on. What you’re going to love about him is that he likes to experiment with all kinds of genres in his music. “Soup For The Soul,” Marcus’ latest single, showcases his incomparable style.

“Soup For The Soul” features a beat that boasts both gentle and bouncy vibes. Over it, Marcus hits us with both a catchy hook and elaborate flows. He also drops wisdom-filled lyrics that will motivate dreamers, hustlers, and everyone in-between to strive for greatness.

“Soup For The Soul” is an inspirational banger that we can all use in our lives right now. - Quincy


"Marcus Porter Unleashes His Lyrical Skills on 'Soup for the Soul'"

In the early 1980s hip-hop was at a vital turning point. The sound smoothed out as emcees got access to production equipment. Synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines became cheaper and more accessible. Roland’s iconic TR-808 drum machine became the weapon of choice. Instead of relying on DJ breakbeats, music producers could now program original drum patterns, a cornerstone of hip hop's powerful bass drum sound.

The last decade has seen many new sounds influence hip hop music. Madison, Wisconsin hip hop artist, Marcus Porter is one of those innovative artists infusing dope new sounds into the genre. Using hues of indie, backpack rap and hints of r&b, he began to create music for his own ears until he realized that his music needed to resonate with other people. His latest single, entitled "Soup for the Soul", is an uplifting, highly melodic rap track that showcases his skills as a producer and lyricist. The beat is unique; it works well with his conscious lyrics as he unpacks his life experiences on this track.

The 30 year old hip-hop and r&b artist & producer brings music, which he deems as essential, uplifting and also inspirational. His vibe reminds me of Chance the Rapper.

"Never been lame, learning these lessons, giving out blessings..."

Having been lauded by fans as a true artist, Marcus Porter has performed at the Lifest stage and has hosted many other intimate performances which are engaging and lively. Marcus Porter has been compared to the likes of Kid Cudi, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West and also Travis Scott.
Buzz Music LA Blog described him as a “unique rapper and lyricist who has undeniable skill” and an “artist who is unafraid to bare his soul” through poetically curated lyrics and melodies, Marcus Porter is one talented rapper bringing his A game to the world of music.

"Soup for the Soul" is a shining example of what happens when talent, hip-hop and "soul" collide. - The Weekly Beat


"Warmth in the Lyrical Talents of Marcus Porter Serve Up, "Soup for the Soul""

Madison, Wisconsin, is home to Hip-hop and R&B artist Marcus Porter. Having always been a boy from Wisconsin, Marcus Porter brings forth his delectable musical creations, which he deems as essential, uplifting, and also inspirational.



Utilizing hues of Indie, Backpack Rap, and hints of R&B, Marcus Porter began to create music for his own ears until he realized that he needed his music to resonate with other people in the world.



Pushing forth a captivating track that takes us back to wistful readings of Chicken Soup for the Soul novels, if they were paired with a sprinkle of Marcus Porter’s homemade charisma, we get to hear the flavourful single, “Soup for the Soul.”


Indulging his audience in an enriching fusion of his panaches that fall into an assortment of classifications that epitomize the genre of Hip-hop today, Marcus Porter has something distinctive to offer up in the liveliness that he brings to the table.


Sweeping through his verses with a well-executed delivery of witty quips, Marcus Porter takes us to the triumphant hook that doubles in intensity as it immerses our speakers. Marcus Porter takes his talents to a new-fangled dimension as he seamlessly adds a pep in his step with the way that he conveys his zealous messaging. Knowing what it takes to create a timeless hit, you can hear signature attributes in the manner, “Soup for the Soul,” fit a, never go out of style, scheme.


The lyrical contributions that illuminate themes of an exposed elegiac personality bring the spotlight back to the admirable traits that Marcus Porter comprehends. With another single in the books, we’re impressed with the consistent growth that Marcus Porter exemplifies with each fresh release.

Welcome back to BuzzMusic, Marcus Porter, it’s always a pleasure when we get to catch up on your artistic journey! How have you found your artistic style grow from your previous release to the release of, “Soup for the Soul?"



I am ecstatic to let you all back into the journey! My style has grown a lot over the last couple of years & Soup for the Soul is just one of the many pieces of music where the growth has come for me & my artistry.



Could you please share what the recording process looked like when fashioning, “Soup for the Soul?"



It started with me building the beat I went with the piano melody then built around it adding the horns, the bells & then finally the drums. I wrote the hook first on a four-bar loop of just melodies before the drums even got added and then it all just kind of came together when I started arranging the song for what I wanted it to be.



What are you hoping that listeners take away from your messaging in this song?



I am hoping that the listeners take away I am cooking up a different sound & taste for their pallets for music and the truth and honesty in it and that I won’t stop being me in the way I do in life for myself or people & I’m trying to feed them solid music for their soul.



You have been known for the consistency in the quality of your releases. In a world where artists tend to debate over quality versus quantity, what’s your stance?



I believe you need both, quality is what keeps them listening. I also believe you definitely should be consistent with dropping but doing it at a pace that allows you to still have the quality you need to drop.



What's next?



What's next for me is that I will be dropping a few more singles along with videos and possibly a couple of bodies of work. 2021 will be a busy year for sure you will be hearing from me again soon! - Buzz Music


"M.P. Talks New Music and His Remarkable 2019"

Based in Madison, WI, the talented rapper, producer and lyricist M.P. has previously featured on BuzzMusic for dope tracks “Roots” and “Hero”. Since M.P is always bringing us new, relatable content, we thought we'd take a look back at his 2019. M.P.'s passion for making music allows him to forge connections with his listeners on a deeper level. He curates tracks that are raw and honest, while remaining contemporary and relevant. He’s an artist that is unafraid to bare his soul through poetry and melodies. M.P.'s music has been influenced by many different musicians such as Kanye West, J.Cole, Chance The Rapper, Kid Cudi and Jay-Z and he proudly draws from these legends for inspiration.



If you’re new to M.P. then you’re tuning in at the pinnacle moment; this year has been huge for the rising star. The highlights of the year include hit singles “Black Magic”, which quickly amassed thousands of streams, “Alright” which is a hard-hitting hip-hop anthem featuring Ryan Aranda, and many other singles and features that further prove M.P.'s success. Marcus Porter’s concepts and ideas are refreshing and we have yet to hear something from the rising start that we haven’t vibed to. He’s absolutely an artist worth getting to know!


Welcome back, M.P.! It’s always a pleasure chatting with you. Out of everything you’ve accomplished this year, what would you say you’re the proudest of?

Thank you for having me for the third time to chat especially for this moment! To answer your question what I am proudest of this year is just growing as an Artist and being able to put music out that allows people to take a look into myself and themselves and connect also proud of improving my sound and gifting as an artist in this time of music.



Congrats on releasing so many singles in one year and being featured in multiple songs! It truly has been such an impressive year for you. What was the overall concept of your first release of the year, “Black Magic”?

Thank you it was definitely a busy year for me releasing os much music and to have released "Black Magic" first was so amazing because “Black Magic” is a song that pays homage and encourages The Future (Kids), The Present(M.P. And Others), and The Legacy(Grandparents and Elders). The song is a reminder to all Black People that they are magical and must continue to build each other up and progress. Even though this song seems as if it is intended for Black People only, everyone can enjoy it.



We were most engaged by the lyricism within “Alright”! Can you dive into the meaning behind the lyrics on this particular track?

What do you hope your listeners take away from the overall sentiment? With “Alright" I was just saying I am here and ready to take my spot in Hip-Hop as an influence so I wanted people to see that I was tired of being the quiet guy who you see and know and let them know I am here to make a change and bring them with me.



Among your singles in 2019, you’re featured on 3 new singles! What has been the most exciting collaboration for you this year?

I think I had a few more I forgot to share with you all, but I love all the features I was apart of those guys are my bros so I can’t pick one over the other cause all the songs are dope and let me be different on each one. Shout Out to the Guys!



What do you think it was about your singles “Hero” and “Roots” that made them so increasingly popular with your fan base?

I believe what made them popular was that people could vibe out connect with them even tho the content was a little more serious on the vibe was fun and lasting to where they could be connected too.



Thanks so much for catching up with us! What are you working on currently? We’re always looking forward to hearing more from you.

I have a few singles lined up that may become a project still figuring it all out and I’m also working on some merch ideas as well so I am planning to be really productive and stay in tune with you guys as well here at Buzz Music! - Buzz Music


"NEW MUSIC VIDEO: M.P Drops New Visuals For “Hero” Ft. K. Sankofa"

Based in Madison, WI, the talented rapper, producer and lyricist M.P. Previously featured on BuzzMusic for his dope track “Roots”, M.P is always bringing us new, relatable content. His passion for making music allows his to forge connections with his listeners on a deeper level. M.P curates tracks that are raw and honest, while remaining contemporary and relevant. He’s an artist that is unafraid to bare his soul through poetry and melodies. M.P's music has been influenced by many different musicians such as, Kanye West, J.Cole, Chance The Rapper, Kid Cudi and Jay-Z and he proudly draws from these legends for inspiration.




“Hero” is a humble track that boasts confidence and the ideal attitude a rapper and talented lyricist needs to have in today's music industry. M.P combined forces with K. Sankofa to create the addicting new track “Hero”. The brand new music really personifies their overall theme of staying humble. They are just regular guys with a gift on the mic that they choose to share with the world. We love the high energy and upbeat feeling M.P exudes throughout the video. It shows him in his natural element, with his friends walking around his town. “Hero” is a track all about being stuck in between being a regular person and a “Hero” and finding comfort with being in between. They are looked up to as if they are heroes but they have to keep things real while still giving back. M.P is far from ordinary and the hook perfectly captures this when he spits, “I am not a villain, I am not a Hero, I am just different, trying to help people”. He uses his skill on the microphone to deliver flawless bars and relatable lyricism. K. Sankofa is the perfect energetic addition to this track and we can’t get enough. M.P comes through with a powerful sound, explosive visuals and is always delivery new content. The dope new music video for “Hero” allows listeners to connect with both M.P and K. Sankofa on a deeper level through their truth. We love what we see and we recommend you check out the video and vibe along with us!

Stream “Hero” ft K. Sankofa here and watch the new music video below!

Welcome back to BuzzMusic M.P.! What have you been up to since the release of “Roots”?
Thank you again for another opportunity to speak with you all! Since the release of “Roots” I have been working come on more music and more ideas and ways to engage people with it. And have been thinking about a album also but not to sure if that’s what I want to do yet.



Congratulations on the new video for “Hero” ft K. Sankofa! Where was it filmed?
Thank you! the video was shot in my Hometown of Madison Wisconsin



What challenges do you come across when making music videos to match your vibe?
Some challenges that I face is that not a lot of my music is turn up music, I make feel good music so sometimes painting visuals to match can be hard because they can seem forced if not done naturally. But every scene for “Hero” is natural we just went out to shoot we had our places in mind and it all fell together and worked out.



What overall message are you hoping to achieve through both the lyrics and visuals in “Hero”?
The overall message is that we just want to help all people and have fun being who we are, but we aren’t trying to be “Hero’s” and also we aren’t “Villains.” Even though we are different we’re two guys trying to defy odds and help others however we can like K. Sankofa said in his lyrics “Not every superman comes with a cape” and like I said “I don’t wear cape but I have hope.” We are two men trying to do great things for our people and community as we explain how we feel along with having fun and I feel the video captures that too.



Can we expect any future collaborations with K. Sankofa?
I believe there will be more collaborations in the future from K. Sankofa and myself.

Connect with M.P. on social media

www.instagram.com/marcusp90

www.twitter.com/mpdreamingloud





#BuzzMusic - Buzz Music


"A Rapper Like No Other, M.P. Released “Roots”"

A Rapper Like No Other, M.P. Released “Roots”
Madison, WI based Rapper, Producer and Songwriter M.P. has an unmatched style and delivery in his music that can reach people at their core and can connect deeply with them. His music has been influenced by a variety of musicians in which included Kanye West, J.Cole, to the likes of Kid Cudi and Jay-Z. M.P. has performed on various stages over the many years, but his biggest accomplishment to date was performing during Lifefest an event he won’t ever forget.






If you take a listen to the single “Roots” made by M.P. you will become highly invested into this rapper and who he is. Why do I state that? Well the entire aesthetic of “Roots” was something quite atypical from other standard rap songs i’ve heard. The arrangement in “Roots” was idiosyncratic from other hip-hop record I’ve recently heard. The beat has a unique mix of melodic rap with hard-trap. However, the beat was actually one of my favorite parts of the entire song. The way M.P rode the beat like a smooth wave was infectiously done. The lyrics were transmissible and had me repeating along with M.P. and that’s the beaty of it. Why? Due to the motivational message I’ve interpreted from the lyrics, It shows that M.P. significantly touched the listener. Therefore, without realizing it, I noticed how much I enjoyed this song. M.P. is a unique rapper and lyricist who has an undeniable skill of talent that will take him extremely far. His music is easily digestible to a wide range of hip-hop heads. His success at this point is inevitable.



Check out "Roots" here and read more below in our exclusive interview!


Thank you for coming to BuzzMusic M.P.! in what ways has your influences essentially impacted your style and artistry?
Thank you for having me here at BuzzMusic it is appreciated! My influences have impacted my style and artistry in a way where I want to make music organically, it allows me to weave between different sounds and styles while still holding true to myself and connecting to others. I listen to everything so when it comes to production and then writing I am trying to give you everything I am feeling in that space and moment.



As an upcoming rapper, what’s your take on the current state of hip-hop? How do you hope to blend or change the wave?
The current state of hip-hop is that it is alive and breathing and has many lanes to venture to. I hope to change the wave by going back to heartfelt music with dope lyrics and messages while you can still turn up.



Tell us about your single, “Roots”. What does this song mean to you? How were you hoping it translated to its listeners?
Roots means to me is that I can not give up because it means I would have failed my ancestors and everything they wanted and I would be failing the next generation. So I am holding tight to them and creating Black Excellence in everything from good times and even in the tough times. There isn’t enough time to break the whole song down but it goes deep into just breaking curses placed on Black people from their own families to just random people you know. But also this song represents me carrying the torch proud for my ancestors legacy and mine and the future who will dig their roots in. That is how I hope it is translated to those who listen to this song and rock with it.



What inspired you to write “Roots”? Any challenges you’ve faced during the songwriting portion of this song?
I am big about Black Excellence so when I make music I try to center it around being black but also being a human trying to beat the odds based on things family has done to them or things they have accumulated and I want to help break all those things so thats why I wrote Roots. The biggest challenge for writing this song was coming up with the hook I ran through at least 40 different choruses before I landed on the one I have for it.



What’s next for you M.P.?
What is next for me is another single coming in July, I will have a guest join me on this one. And I will probably be getting some visuals out and more singles that is the wave that I am on as now.
Thank you for having me and interviewing me it is much appreciated again!



Stay connected!

Instagram: www.instagram.com/marcusp90

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MPDreamingLoud



#BuzzMusic - Buzz Music


"TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS EP 4 FEBRUARY 2019"

Madison, WI-based Artist/Producer/Engineer M.P. pays tribute to blackness on his new record aptly titled “Black Magic”. Over a soulful and groovy backdrop M.P shares his experiences and much more as he celebrates black excellence on this solid record. Get it on Spotify - The Word Is Bond


"Marcus Soup For The Soul"

Marcus Porter’s “Soup for the Soul,” is uplifting, melodic rap track that showcases skills as a producer and lyricist, beat works well with lyrics as he unpacks life experiences on this track. This track is captivating that takes you to Chicken Soup for the Soul poems, if they were combined with my lyrics and production.

Madison, Wisconsin, is home to hip hop and R&B artist Marcus Porter. Having always been a boy from Wisconsin, Marcus Porter brings music, which he deems as essential, uplifting and also inspirational. Using hues of Indie, Backpack Rap and hints of R&B, he began to create music for his own ears until he realized that his music needed to resonate with other people. Deemed by the Buzz Music LA Blog as a “unique rapper and lyricist who has undeniable skill” and an “artist who is unafraid to bare his soul” through poetically curated lyrics and melodies, Marcus Porter is one talented rapper bringing his A game to the world of music. - 44faced


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Madison, Wisconsin, is home to Hip-hop and R&B artist Marcus Porter. Having always been a boy from Wisconsin, Marcus Porter brings music, which he deems as essential, uplifting and also inspirational. Using hues of Indie, Backpack Rap and hints of R&B, he began to create music for his own ears until he realized that his music needed to resonate with other people.

Having been lauded by fans as a true artist, Marcus Porter has performed at the Lifest stage and has hosted many other intimate performances which are engaging and lively. As the proud artist, behind “Hero” (featuring K. Sankofa), Marcus Porter has been compared to the likes of Kid Cudi, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West and also Travis Scott. 

Deemed by the Buzz Music LA Blog as a “unique rapper and lyricist who has undeniable skill” and an “artist who is unafraid to bare his soul” through poetically curated lyrics and melodies, Marcus Porter is one talented rapper bringing his A game to the world of music.

Currently, Marcus Porter spends his free time helping local charities and networking to build his own brand. He’s also currently working on his music projects, which he aims to drop into the commercial scene in the coming year. Super fresh, cool and exciting, we can’t wait for Marcus Porter to light up the stage at a small, intimate mic night or any stage of any venue.

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