Making his name known from Las Vegas, Nevada, DemarcoTheMan stands out in the hip-hop industry for his diverse and unique sound. Making music since the age of 18, DemarcoTheMan has a versatile catalog under his belt. Featured on his new album “Nice Weather for Carts” is the explosive, genre-bending anthem “Carts for Chumps”. This track blends a smooth melody with a modern twist. “Carts for Chumps” starts out well and continues to build in a refreshing way throughout. There are moments of varied melody, beat refrain, and rap, that help create something structurally intentional yet still always rhythmically entrancing and connected enough to really envelop the listener.
DemarcoTheMan seems genuinely lost in the moment throughout the recording, he carries the bar well and makes certain to hold your affection without screaming out for views or throwing in anything irrelevant just to add volume. There’s a mild intensity to his vocal style and delivery, suggesting that DemarcoTheMan means what he says. Worthy production meets with subtle creativity and a clear understanding of today’s hip hop landscape within “Carts for Chumps”. A truly impressive track from a bright up and coming artist!
Give “Carts for Chumps” a listen here and read more with DemarcoTheMan in our exclusive interview below!
Hey DemarcoTheMan! Welcome to BuzzMusic! What inspired you to first begin making music and releasing it to the public?
When I was a child in the early 2000s before internet music and platforms such as Rap Genius; I would rewrite the lyrics to Lil Wayne's music to try to fully understand what he was rapping about. That was my first introduction to poetry and how to structure songs. Although I didn't know a single thing about recording music at 7 years old, I viewed music as a way of life rather than a business. I thought great poetry was recognized for just being great poetry. I didn't understand that music was a business until social media and platforms such as YouTube and Myspace began to develop. Because of the environment, I was raised in, I and the people around me only listened to street music; back when street music was true and stood for something in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Most of my fans think that my music taste consists of California artists because of the style I carry. But in reality, I didn't grow up to the music during the skater era. Because of my father, I grew up mainly in southern rap that spoke about the pain and trauma that we experienced throughout the streets. The musical background I carried growing up influences the stories and reality I put in my music today. Carts for Chumps is a song that sways away from the pain I talk about in my music. But mostly everything I rap about and bring to life is real-life stories that I've experienced. I just tend to bring originality to the table and make these stories sound as creative as possible in hopes of representing who I am, and how I think. Being a musician was never a path I chose. It sort of just fell into my hands at 17 because of the life I've lived. At 18 in 2015, I released 2 mixtapes. At 19 in 2016, I released 3 mixtapes. At 20 in 2017, I released my first album. At 22 in 2019, I released 2 albums and launched an independent label. Music just happened to me. The more I live, the more piercing my music becomes. As a result, I've gained plenty of loyal fans and experiences throughout the last 5 years of making music for the public.
You seem to be an artist that puts more thought into his lyrics than most. What can you tell us about the lyrical depth within “Carts for Chumps”?
Poetry was my first love before making music. Lyrics are everything to me and many other people. The modern era of rap is all about sounding cool and harmonizing. Although more than most artists don't actually rap about real-life situations and or are too high to create great poetry; I use that to my advantage and try to make my lyrics as potent as possible. If you don't like lyrics and narratives, I'm am not the artist for you. My music is a book, not a tv show. Lyrics are what gives someone's music its own identity. The pen game has to be strong. If the pen game isn't strong, then a rapper will just be seen as another rapper rather than someone with their own way of forming their poetry. With Carts for Chumps, I focused on creating this world of funny but real lyrics. Including things I've done, seen, and emotions I felt. The song is very comical because life is too short to take it seriously sometimes. Carts for Chumps helped me build confidence as an artist and showcase my ability to match with the outside world. I don't prefer it though. I'm an insider; always have been and always will be.
Since you’ve been making music for several years, how would you compare some of the earlier material you’ve written to your newest release “Carts for Chumps”?
Compared to my earlier music, new releases such as Carts for Chumps showcase the progression and flowability I've gained throughout all these years of rapping. It also showcases the fun mentality I've gained through rapping. Overall, my earlier music needed growth and my new music puts a stamp on where I'm headed as an artist.
We’ve also been bumping some other tracks from your album “Nice Weather for Carts”! Congratulations on that. What have been some of your proudest or most memorable moments in music so far?
My proudest moment in music is going on tour in Las Vegas during 2016 with socks and sandals on and packing out shows. For a rookie, that's legendary sh*t if you ask me. It sounds pretty corny but it was fun. Another proud moment is launching my own independent label WeOccword Records. This independent label will not only change my life, but it will also path a new lane for Hip Hop. But that's another topic.
We really appreciate you chatting with us about your incredible music! What’s next for you artistically? Does your creativity manifest itself in other ways?
WeOccword Records. The future of hip hop. That's all I have to say.