It was only a matter of time until 21-year-old Marc Stewy found himself behind the mic.
Growing up in a musical household, where his mother would have the jazz greats and neo-soul legends on repeat, and his father exposed him to artists such as Dead Prez, The Roots, Black Star and Slum Village, Stewy was both destined and encouraged to make his own music. His mother even surprised him with his first MacBook, trusting that he would use it well. With the support of encouraging parents who saw that music was something positive and productive he was gravitating towards, he made the decision to take a break from college and focus on his exploring his talents within music.
From utilizing introductory software such as Garage Band and recording vocals in his closet as a teenager leading him to where he is now, Stewy’s passion organically became an obsession, and now at the early stages in his career as an emcee, he’s showing a lot of promise he’s in it for the long haul.
While his latest project, Turn On The Lights EP, is another chapter bringing the emcee closer to figuring out who he is and what he wants to achieve within his music, the rapper’s fighting spirit is something that shines through in his music and visuals alike.
In a new music video for his Ian J-produced track “Decisions,” the young rapper takes it to the Everglades in a Florida-themed anthem that shows Stewy is as unapologetic in his lyrical content as he is confident in his delivery. The mixture is proving to be equal parts potent and refreshing.
Black Star, Dead Prez, Andre 3000, Cole is dope. I’m a huge TDE fan, musically I think they’re ahead of a lot of MF’s. I also listen to a lot of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu. My mom sings neo soul/jazz, so I grew up with them on repeat.
I just want people to enjoy it. I want people to want to show it to their friends, play it at a party, while they work out, etc.