Mark Brathwaite

Mark Brathwaite

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandHip HopR&B

An infusion of Hip-Hop and R&B. Mark uses introspective, engaging melodies and catchy hooks which are backed by his talented live band.

Biography

Mark Brathwaite is a hip-hop artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He first gained exposure with his trio which headlined events at The Rivoli, Velvet Underground, and Rancho Relaxo in Toronto.

He released his debut album "Phoenix" on August 4th 2017 worldwide. The first two singles off the record are "On The Rise" and "Rain" which were released as a bundle to iTunes and radio. Later "Sunrise" and "Rain" were featured on VH1 and MTV online respectively.

Mark continues to headline many high-profile festivals and events which include Canadian Music Week, the Hard Rock, and Horseshoe Tavern. He also opened for Bad Boy Records artist Machine Gun Kelly on his Canadian tour. More recently, he was hired to interview Kid Ink for a feature in association with Skype and Live Nation.

With these bookings solidified, Mark continues to rise as a premiere artist and producer in the hip-hop music scene.

Lyrics

Rain Lyrics

Written By: Mark Brathwaite

Verse 1
I love you, you know that
We shoppin, get cash back
My racks up, I spend that
I got skills, they gift wrapped

I'm sick with the flow, man this ain't difficult
We on tour you know we got posters and shows
And night after night we go all 'round the globe
We grindin' so hard boy we fight and we fight

I'm nice but don't push me, a sick MC boy you'll see
I get it done just how it's supposed to be
I put it down for those that's close to me

I'm wicked, doin devil's tricks they callin me da villain
I'm ridin for my people there ain't much time for chillin
Now look at us we in position, to change the game man forever winnin

Chorus
We makin it rain
We makin it rain, it rain, it rain
We makin it rain, we makin it rain, yeah (X2)

Verse 2
Two spades I'm all in my cash up I'm ballin
You feel me you callin, I feel like I'm fallin
But I put up that front cuz I don't want be hurt
But I'm strong enough to go hard for you cuz I still put you first

Baby I'm on my grind tryna overshine get my cake up and my weight up
At the end of the day I wanna make stacks cuz like Big Sean I stayed up
Now look at us we in position, to chage the game man forever winnin

Chorus
We makin it rain
We makin it rain, it rain, it rain
We makin it rain, we makin it rain, yeah (X2)

Verse 3
Don't fight with me when I call you
Don't get mad at me it won't fall through
Man I look at you in the eyes and your beauty paralyze me, your beauty paralyze me

I'm here boo, you know where to find me
We out here in the world I can see our stars is risin'
Now look at us we in position, when two become one you can see my vision

I've seen some highs and lows now I ain't too different
We fin' to take this over man we on a mission
And I'ma give you all that good livin, to change the game man forever winnin

Chorus
We makin it rain
We makin it rain, it rain, it rain
We makin it rain, we makin it rain, yeah (X2)

On The Rise (featuring Coleman Hell)

Written By: Mark Brathwaite,Coleman Hell

Verse 1
My flow better, even in stormy weather
We like smoke oh, we can get higher together
Lightin up the city like the 4th of July
I’m like a firework paintin colours straight in the sky

I’m different, on a mission, still lane switchin
New page a new beginning Charlie Sheen we stay winning
Like Hov for the Brook’ I keep T. Dot up on my shoulder
The pressures on but I am ready I’m more older

Hey, Big Brother, tell me, Big Brother
Do you know, do you know that I’m the second comin?
Ah, these flows colder than a winter wind
Stretch and La+ch up on the track now let the story begin

Chorus
I’m on the rise, knowin that I got just what it takes to survive
I’m on the rise, feelin that I’m breathin man I know I’m alive
I’m on the rise, putting in this work we’ll make it out this 9 to 5
On the rise, feelin my heart beatin man I know I’m alive, rise

Bridge 1
Can you feel the greatness inside of me?
I show you my feelings heart on my sleeve
Got my girl beside me she down to ride
Keep it real forever stay by my side

Verse 2
N*ggas ain’t got facts enough to tell me I ain’t strapped enough to rhyme
I’m like a young Martin in his prime
Optimus you wanna take shots at us
Your insults like bullets but you see I be stopping ‘em

See I don’t need a tech to fire back, back, livewire
My eyes will see platinum before I retire
To my batcave, Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne
See the way I outrhyme these Bains is insane

Got the game in my pocket n*gga
These b*tches playin, thinkin I’m talkin about my rocket n*gga
And if this game is a punchin bag, punchin bag
I’m about to sock it, Lennox Lewis to these new kids, Zen like a Buddhist

MB, man you foolish with the flow
All Eyez On Me, like Makaveli, no tats across the belly
I’m scheming with mine until the very end
Stretch and La+ch up on the track now let the story begin

Chorus
I’m on the rise, knowin that I got just what it takes to survive
I’m on the rise, feelin that I’m breathin man I know I’m alive
I’m on the rise, putting in this work we’ll make it out this 9 to 5
On the rise, feelin my heart beatin man I know I’m alive

Yeah we in the building, our hands are to the ceiling
We celebrate, we celebrate , we celebrate, mmmm
Good Lord what a feelin’, our hands are to the ceiling
We celebrate, we celebrate , we celebrate, mmmm

Bridge 2
I can feel the rush
Like I can touch the sky, if I try, if I try yeah
I can feel the rush
Like I can touch the sky, if I try, if I try yeah

Chorus
Knowin that I got just what it takes to survive
I’m on the rise, feelin that I’m breathin man I know I’m alive
I’m on the rise, putting in this work we’ll make it out this 9 to 5
On the rise, feelin my heart beatin man I know I’m alive

Coleman:

Ey yo we on the rise, ey yo we are dem guys
I’m just lookin for a way to make my starship fly high
Jean Luc Picard, and my crew bout to blow up like a nuclear bomb BOOM (yeah)

Explosion, too cool for school, expulsion
It’s Coleman, and Mr. Brathwaite, it’s Billy Bathgate leave ‘em in the backlane
Blaow! How you like me now? I won’t stop till my wrist worth ninety thousand
Yeah, and I can see the horizon, I got my people behind me Verizon

And we’re risin, to the t-t-top and we not goan stop
Till I am eye level with you fools
You better listen right now here’s the rule don’t f*ck with me, ah

Sunrise

Written By: Mark Brathwaite

Chorus
See the river, see the sunrise
All the things that you never can televise
Dreams of visions and you finally see them realized
All the things that you never can televise (X2)

Verse 1
From sun up to sun down, it’s the mack you know we got the crown
You want a drink let’s get another round
For my whole team I’m reppin now

This is the fall, put in the work then I hop in the car
You takin shots at me the shots you take don’t matter at all
Yeah, cuz I’m bulletproof and my whole team wolves we ain’t got nothing to lose, ugh ugh

Oh you can rap words fast? Well I’ma write these songs and I’ma get this cash, hell yeah
Woo! Yeah we on the rise, not just surivin we thrivin, this televised
See that pool I’m bout to dive in? See that bike? I’m bout to ride it
Yeah, cuz we the leaders of the new age, new prophets make profits boy, we celebrate

Chorus
See the river, see the sunrise
All the things that you never can televise
Dreams of visions and you finally see them realized
All the things that you never can televise (X2)

Verse 2
I am a leader in this new age, and all the world is a stage
I am a profit of the people now, they findin beauty in my soundwaves
They try to bring your boy down, but Lord knows it’s our time now
They try to take my golden crown, but Lord knows they can’t hold me down

I ask my whole conglomerate: do you know what time it is?
This the takeover , I ain’t Hova, but y’all will recognize when I’m sippin soda in that Range Rover
I mix the chords with some dissonance, this heaven sent
I’m preachin to the choir like I am a reverend
Ugh, so show me reverence, next time I step up on the mic again

Bridge
My girl is so far away, still we livin faith today
We forget the wrongs of yesterday, we turnin to a new page
She had the confidence to overlook my past ways
Now that I’ve graduated yeah I know that class pays
Oh yeah, I’m hella faded, goin for mine that’s why I pound the pavement!

Rosé ft. Maccie Paquette

Written By: Mark Brathwaite,Maccie Paquette

MB - Intro:
Yeah, ugh, it’s Nügun, Xit, Maccie, we in the buildin’, oh what a feelin, that’s right
Keep your hands held high, put your hands together y’all if you feelin good tonight

Verse 1
I’ll introduce you to the movement, yeah, yeah I’m the leader of the movement
Cool kids, how we do it? Meditating like a Buddhist
Flow foolish, conversatin on these moonlit nights

I see the stars they reflecting in your eyes that’s right
Going treasure huntin you know I don’t need a flashlight
I be playin lots of shows and you can see they packed tight
Celebratin with the crowd and yeah you know they on fire

Pre-Chorus
Oh, yeah, and even though the days are changing, yeah
My people ’bout to make a statement, oh
And did you wonder what the wave meant, yeah

Chorus
Poppin the Rosé cuz I’m flagrant, yeah
Poppin the Ros cuz I’m flagrant, yeah
Hands in the air I feel amazing, yeah
Poppin the Rosé cuz I’m flagrant, yeah
We got the music that you’re craving

Maccie (verse 2):

Oooooo, I wanna have a little fun
Now that the day’s done, day’s done
Bring your body right over here

We been workin’ too hard tryna make another dollar
Tryna break us down, well don’t even bother
Me and my team, we gonna take it farther, we goan touch the sky

MB (verse 3):
Ugh, I built this thing straight from the ground up
0 to 60 on a dime ugh, yeah
Switchin the rhythm got a vision of the future
Been in the game a while you know that this ain’t new to us

I got the feelin of a C4, explode
Take you places you ain’t been before
We on the road of life and you goan need a driver
Lessons learned tables turned you feelin wiser

And I’ma do it real big for the dot now
Cuz the people feel alive when I’m rhyming
Got execution and impeccable timing
Going in hard grind for the shine and

The g-girl by my side she a dime piece
She talkin like like she wanna take care of me
But I’m the l-l-leader of the new kids
Wanna carve a path out it’s why I do this

Pre-Chorus
Oh, yeah, and even though the days are changing, yeah
My people ’bout to make a statement, oh
And did you wonder what the wave meant, yeah

Chorus
Poppin the Rosé cuz I’m flagrant, yeah
Poppin the Ros cuz I’m flagrant, yeah
Hands in the air I feel amazing, yeah
Poppin the Rosé cuz I’m flagrant, yeah
We got the music that you’re craving

Outro:
Yea, yeah, ugh, a celebration

Discography

On The Rise ft Coleman Hell

Rain

Sunrise 

Sunrise (Jessica Cho Remix)

Rosé ft Maccie Paquette

6ixSide

Phoenix - Debut Album - August 2017


Set List

Set 1*
On The Rise
Rain
Sunrise
I Can Do
Wait Til I Go Hard

Set 2
The Zone
Map of The Problematique
Coming Home
Summer Days
6ixSide
Phoenix

*All sets are supplemented with different songs from show to show. We have played short 45 minute sets and also longer ones, for example three 45 minute sets, one hour, or two continuous hours. All sets will be custom tailored to suit the time requirements and style of the venue.