Mark Brathwaite
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Mark Brathwaite

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE | AFTRA

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2014
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"On The Rise (Album Review)"

Mark Brathwaite is one of the few emcees in the underground hip-hop scene that I would
actually say is truly sick-wit-it. On his new two-track singles bundle titled, On The Rise,
Mark goes hard in the paint like Lebron James; showing the world that his city can't help
but breed great MC's. Hip-hop is all about lyrics and delivery, and no emcee should ever
rely on their beats to carry a song; but on this release the beats are relying on Mark,
which is the way it should be. Just like Drake, Kardinal Offishall, K-Os, K'naan, and Rich
Kidd (among others), Mark Brathwaite is clearing out space for himself on the list of
Toronto's hip-hop greats.

On both tracks, Mark's delivery - from the melodies to the cadences and timing - is
impeccable. Of the two tracks, Rain, stands out the most because he carries the joint
without any assistance from a guest feature. The track is decent, but it's Mark's energetic
flow on the song that makes it such a beastly joint. Lyrically, Brathwaite stacks up well
amongst the previously mentioned Toronto greats, now all he needs is the stage to
showcase his greatness. The other song, On The Rise, is an equally great track that
features a guest appearance from Coleman Hell. These two guys shine on this song like
a chrome Ferrari on a sunny July day in Miami Beach. On The Rise has a soulful vibe
that begs to be heard by everybody who loves hip-hop music.

To me, hip-hop has gotten seriously watered down because, too many rappers are trying
too hard to fit in with what they hear from those in the limelight. What makes it worse is
when dudes don't even do a good job of copying those popular MC's. Gladly, I didn't feel
like I was listening to anybody else when I listened to Mark Brathwaite's music, and I didn't
feel like he was just doing this to be famous. For that reason, and everything else I listed
earlier, I would recommend Mark Brathwaite's singles bundle to any real hip-hop fan. - I Am Entertainment Magazine


"Sunrise Remix Blog Review"

Following the release of his latest single, Sunrise, Toronto hip-hop artist Mark Brathwaite is back again but this time with a remix for the same song.

This remix was done by Jessica Cho and it definitely transcends what you would typically expect from most remixed hip-hop tracks. In fact you could argue that if it wasn't for Mark rapping on the record this song would be labelled as the furthest thing from hip-hop. However, you gotta admit that it's still a cool ass song.

The beat sounds like a throwback 90's electro-dance song and Mark absolutely beasts the beat with a super confident flow that fits perfectly. It's very easy to picture Euro-dance music fans connecting with this tune. Also, it's good to see Mark try something creatively different from what he normally releases because it shows that he's not afraid to take any risks.

The only knock on this song is that he could have rapped a little bit longer on the track, but hey sometimes less is more. - Zambah Music


Discography

On The Rise ft Coleman Hell

Rain

Sunrise 

Southside Supaflow

Sunrise (Jessica Cho Remix)

Rose ft Maccie Paquette

Rose Among Thorns 

6ixSide

Phoenix - Debut Album

We The North

Stay On

Rise Up

Wait 'til I Go Hard

Love Me (Without Letting Me Know)

When It Rains (co-Produced with Alizon) ft Gabriela Geneva

On Time (mixtape)

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Mark Brathwaite is a hip-hop artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto, Canada. He is a unique blend of Rap, R&B and Rock; expressive lyrics, soaring leads, emotional chords and daring melodies: Hendrix meets Drake.  

His debut album Phoenix saw him collaborate with Sony artist Coleman Hell and launch a tour which included Canadian Music Week, The Opera House, and Festival of Friends (as an opener for The Trews). He also opened for Bad Boy Records artist Machine Gun Kelly. Evolving as a recording artist and performer, a sophomore album & tour is slated for 2020.

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