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The hip-hop industry is changing. It's evolving and only the superior will survive.
Marz The Superior is one of those break thru artist that deserves the time of day. After being desplaced from his home in the 3rd ward of Uptown New Orleans, La by Katrina Gabriel "Marz The Superior" Jones moved to Baton Rugue to pursue his dreams of being a hip-hop legend.
Marz the Superior is just 20-years-old and knows the road to stardom is long, which is why he sat down with us to get a jump start on his career.
Where did the name come from?
I came up with the name when I was 16 and I felt like my style was out of this world so I chose to name myself “Marz”. I soon changed it to “Marz The Superior” because some emcee from Chicago had the same name had his attorney contact me... So I checked him out and I felt “Superior” in my opinion to him and any other emcee thus the name “Marz The Superior” was created.
Where do you get your inspiration for your lyrics from?
The realms of my mind are full of realism wrapped in poetry and my poetry consists of experiences that have taken place in my life or that I believe will take place. And I study many genres of music so I tend to get inspired to write about subjects from listening to and observing music.
How did you come to making music and what was your first performance?
When I turned 16 my dad bought a karaoke machine that had a recording feature on it. I played around with it just to see how my voice sounded. I wanted to see if I would sound just as good as any successful rapper and I didn’t (Gabriel laughed out loud). But I didn’t give up I was determined to be just as good or better than the rappers I was listening to. My first performance took place in April of 2011 at a Open Mic put on by “Soul By Demand” called “The Lyricist Lounge” and from there I just been doing shows nonstop.
Do you have any pre-show rituals to get you pumped up?
Before every performance I practice, and continuously tell myself that I’m going to put on the best show any one has ever seen because who knows it could be my last.
Who parties harder? You or your fans? Explain.
I would have to say both me and my fans get down the same from experience because like I said before the energy I give off they expect and give it right back especially if they’ve seen me perform before.
What's a day in the life of Marz The Superior look like?
It consists of WORK nonstop work because only with hard work will I achieve the things I’ve always wanted to.
What's the biggest show you've performed for?
I recently performed in Houma for the Houmapalooza with my group/label The Kingmakers/Kingmaker Records and our name was posted all over town... we were signed our first autograph and everything. It was exciting to say the least.
What does the future of Marz The Superior look like? Tour, shows, etc.
Well I have a show coming up May 1st @ The Station in Baton Rouge and later that month a couple of shows in New Orleans. I’m working on an a couple projects one with an experimental producer named AF the Naysayer a compilation album with my group/label The Kingmakers/Kingmaker Records which consist of Dude with No Name, Cardell Flare, E.R., Z-O, A.D.D. Beats and DJ PM (Pac Man). Both will be due out before the end of the year hopefully. Also I’m starting on my first solo album which I can’t give any details on at this time. However be on the lookout for me and my label we plan on doing a lot of big things this year and in the near future.
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