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Seattle, Washington has had spots of success throughout the history of Hip Hop. The Northern West Coast region has gone through extreme success, dry spills, flash in the pan hits, another dry spill then back to meteoric success. One of the new rappers eager to change the frequency and keep the scene a mainstay is the latest phenomenon, MariBased1. 
Similar to a lot of artists come-up, MariBased1 achieved widespread recognition through his consistent work efforts and crafty lyricism. Rising throughout today’s underground scene alongside a pack of other Seattle new era like Travis Thompson and Lil Mosey. “Today’s Seattle Hip Hop, you are going to hear all types of music, from the streets to the suburbs,” he reveals. “Everybody is in their own lane when it comes to creativity. What I like the most is nobody sounds alike. Everybody has their own unique sound that’s appealing to different audiences. what makes Seattle music more dope is that there is a couple of artist from Seattle that went Mainstream, such as Lil Mosey, Travis Thompson, & a couple of others that is shedding light on Seattle.” 

Seattle, Washington has had spots of success throughout the history of Hip Hop. The Northern West Coast region has gone through extreme success, dry spills, flash in the pan hits, another dry spill then back to meteoric success. One of the new rappers eager to change the frequency and keep the scene a mainstay is the latest phenomenon, MariBased1. 
Similar to a lot of artists come-up, MariBased1 achieved widespread recognition through his consistent work efforts and crafty lyricism. Rising throughout today’s underground scene alongside a pack of other Seattle new era like Travis Thompson and Lil Mosey. “Today’s Seattle Hip Hop, you are going to hear all types of music, from the streets to the suburbs,” he reveals. “Everybody is in their own lane when it comes to creativity. What I like the most is nobody sounds alike. Everybody has their own unique sound that’s appealing to different audiences. what makes Seattle music more dope is that there is a couple of artist from Seattle that went Mainstream, such as Lil Mosey, Travis Thompson, & a couple of others that is shedding light on Seattle.” 

MariBased1 first garnered grassroots popularity with the release of his debut mixtape, titled, Mariotto The Mixtape Vol.1. A self-contained collective that includes personal storytelling, signature sound and accustoms West Coast raps. The importance of the project was to showcase that Seattle is just as West Coast as Los Angeles, Bay Area and Compton. “I feel like folks don’t recognize Seattle as west coast rap because we are overshadowed by major businesses such as Microsoft and Amazon type companies. Folks come out here to work and get money, not to rap. That’s just my opinion.”

His style is unique and fashionably designed by his trusted hometown production. MariBased1 keeps his sound local with the selection of Seattle producers. Proudly he shares, “It is important to keep your sound Seattle because the sound comes from your own back yard. Working with Seattle producers or producers from your home state makes your music organic and original. Instead of going elsewhere to get it. Cause once you make noise people look deeper into your music and craft, and come to find out everything is homegrown. That’s what makes you 100% authentic. Especially starting out independently by yourself cause you’ll always have them in your corner as your go-to’s.” 

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It’s through his home collaborations where he received his best advice. “My bro, Stakk Wittz just recently told me ‘Bro continue doing you, continue making this Seattle music and stay in your own lane doing it. Because you are really out here doing it. You and your pops are really doing it. I support 100%’. That’s some of the best advice I’ve gotten in a while because my bro really understands my creativity, the hard work, and sacrifices I had to make for this music. And he’s been there since day one and watches me evolve into the artist I am now. He’s one of the few that understands 100%.”
MariBased1 is well versed as a recording artist. He is gritty, vulnerable, explosive, revered, thought-provoking and edgy. Vol.1 introduced a new wave Seattle style that will be studied for years to come from future emerging acts. “I’ve learned that fans are only going to like what they like. And the mindset I came in with the sequel is to be different as possible. Therefore I have different flavors of music on my album that can appeal to any & everybody because I have so many different styles.”
The popularity of the first volume evolved into the official debut by MariBased1, intriguingly-titled, Mariotto 2.  While a first, it’s a direct continuation from the mixtape; however, MariBased1 expects to begin the sequel with a whole new story as he has entered a new platoe of popularity. He clarifies, “I used for Mariotto2. I came with a whole new vibe and style on Mariotto2 that’s going to show my elevation.” 

“The World can expect that next-generation new era wave of music from Mariotto2. You can expect to get a variety of different flavors that will appeal to your taste buds. Expect me to be everywhere, like air, from the pop world to the streets giving y’all this real deal Seattle music.” 
“I expect to talk about the city as a whole cause I’m representing the city of Seattle. Before I forget, One last thing the self Quarantine social distance coronavirus is real people plz make sure you wash your hands & protect our Mother’s, Father’s, Grandmother’s & Grandfather’s people let’s do our part in keeping them safe during this pandemic that’s upon the world. “
On making the new album, MariBased1 credits a Seattle original, Mr. Benjamin 2008 for the majority of the influence. “Mr. Benjamin 2008 is the most influential collaborator because he has a lot of knowledge of the rap game and he’s one the originators of the Northern Flow & street music of Seattle.”

Aside from his new album, MariBased1 continues to uplift the Seattle legacy and plans to collaborate with fellow Seattle superstars on collaboration efforts. He excites fans saying, “I got a couple of projects in the works right now with DJFunkDaddy. I and Funk been continuously working on new music. And I got a couple of projects in the works with local artist D Menace on the way for the future.”

What fans both new and old can also expect from the debut sequel is a well-balanced must-have fanfare and experimental evolution. Not revealing too much, MariBased1 says, “I like to think outside the box on how I could captivate new audiences all the time. So, therefore, I like to try new things such as creating music I think would fit that type of genre of people. For example with my pop-rock style, I already knew that type of music wasn’t going to be for the inner-city communities. It’s really meant for the mainstream pop culture world. But I always made sure I have a balance of songs that still relate to the streets of the inner-city communities. That’s what makes me different from everybody else I can dabble into both lanes because I understand it’s much bigger than just your own home city or state. I’m thinking abroad & outside the box. I’m trying to captivate the world with this Northern Flow, Seattle music is real.”  For everything MariBased1, feel free to follow the rising star on social media.