Soup The Messenger
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Soup The Messenger

San Diego, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2016

San Diego, CA
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Hip Hop


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"Don't Shoot The Messenger Thisis50"

"The critically acclaimed single, "Don't Shoot the Messenger" shows a perspective on some sociopolitical issues that has deemed to divide and separate our country rather than build and grow it. This is a track, Soup says, “I wanted to unveil some personal feelings about the unrest the nation has endured in the last few years; doing so in a way that I love, which is expression through music”.
Soup is working on a follow up project, “Privately for the Public”- an EP entailing just four songs, yet showing a versatile array of concepts & styles in just under seventeen minutes. Soup says the significance of the four songs represents application, determination, production and hard work. This project is a display of lyrical art & creativity that relates to honesty, inner-wisdom, and conscientiousness and attributes to progress, the world, passion and drive. Soup’s “Privately for the Public”- EP is set to be released Fall ‘2016!" - thisis50 Kareem Williams

"Don't Shoot The Messenger SDLovesHipHop"

“Jeff Daniels’ monologue from “The Newsroom” regarding the “greatness” of America provides the context for San Diego transplant SOUP’s Don’t Shoot the Messenger. The dark guitar loop that supplies the emcee with the haunting tone, carries the eeriness the entire length of the song. SOUP taps into the weightiness of both and delivers machine gun-like cadences full of socio-political commentary for the better part of five minutes. We are in a time, as SOUP’s lyrics very acutely remind us, where the statement “don’t shoot the messenger” couldn’t be more apropos, especially if the messenger happens to be a man or woman of color. The visuals are thought-provoking yet don’t distract the listener while she/he attempts to digest the meaty content in the SOUP.” -


Still working on that hot first release.



Marvin Campbell Jr., was born in Augusta, Georgia on 5 March 1986, same day as his father. He is known by his stage name Soup The Messenger (aka Soup), and is a lyricist and hip hop artist. His stage name arose from his nick name, which comes from his last name Campbell; like Campbell Soup. 
Soup served in the U.S. Coast Guard and while in service he found himself spending every free second writing lyrics to beats with his headphones on. That's when he realized he had to follow his passion, and fulfill his destiny to make music. 
After an honorable discharge, he moved to San Diego, CA, and started pursuing his dream as a hip hop artist. 
Soup The Messenger values the art, the truth, and the freedom music represents. He believes in his gift to touch people's lives with consciously sound music and creative, thought-provoking lyrics. 
Soup The Messenger released his first single "Don't Shoot the Messenger" on February 26, 2016, as tribute to Trayvon Martin. Soup's inspiration for this song came from the recent events experienced with the shootings across the country, political actions, and lack of community collaboration. 
Soup's goal with this song is to deliver a message about the simple values in life that society seems to have forgotten about. 
Soup The Messenger is working to establish strong, honest and inspirational relationships with his fans worldwide; delivering meaningful and motivational messages to all generations. His goal is to show true forgotten values of leadership, teamwork and peace. One of his biggest values is to stay humble through the growth process, no matter how high or low his success level; show fans that he stays true to his beliefs. 
Soup plans to be in a position to help the community, participate in current events, and establish new educational programs. 
In addition, he sees himself working and collaborating with other new talented unsigned artists. He would like to be able to share his experiences and continue to grow with various generations. "Join the journey and sip the Soup!"

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