Marquise Porter releases new album ‘Not Them, Vol. 1’

The songwriter and producer of hip hop known as Marquise Porter has released his latest official album, “Not Them, Vol. 1.” The album contains eight original Marquise Porter tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Boar Entertainment Group record label. Clever, innovative and packed with that old-school gangsta style, “Not Them, Vol. 1” showcases Marquise Porter as an aggressive and ambitious rapper with rhymes and lines for miles and miles.

Detroit, MI’s Marquise Porter cites as main artistic influences only the Notorious B.I.G., Raekwon, and E40. Porter’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result which will appeal to fans of the ’90s gangsta sound and the updated, contemporary East Coast mode, alike. With an emphasis on pared-down beats, in-your-face lyrics and plenty of melodic hooks, “Not Them, Vol. 1” by Marquise Porter has a little something for every fan of hip hop.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Not Them, Vol. 1,” Marquise Porter writes, simply, “Unity, great times, hip hop, and the streets.”

Asked to describe his start in hip hop, Marquise Porter names his “brother/longtime friend Corey Peschi,” whom he first met in jr. high. His current official bio states that “Over the years the two discovered their mutual love and creativity for hip hop,” but also that Corey Peschi was not long for the world. Following his passing, Marquise Porter signed as an artist with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (TLC) but she, also, passed away in 1998. Porter went on to write and perform as an independent artist alongside producer Saint Denson, with whom he would record popular tracks such as “In the City,” “Almost Lost Detroit,” and “313.”

Marquise Porter’s current representation, Boar Ent. Group, have stated that “Not Them, Vol. 1” is only the “first of a series Marquise and BOAR ENT. plan to release, and he is excited as well as happy to be a part of the BOAR family.”

Not Them, Vol. 1” by Marquise Porter on the Boar Entertainment Group label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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