by The Alchemist
Michael “Michael Stefan” Marshall represents a new generation of music makers who artistically push boundaries while challenging society’s status quo of what constitutes normal. Born in Suffolk, Virginia in October of 1995, Michael grew up in a rural setting eventually growing bored at an early age enough to ask, “What is life? Who am I? Why is life the way it is? Who are we as a culture? Why?” The essence of Michael’s being is the making of innovative music today. “Music is my therapy. I need it. Anyone whose seen death close along with drug abuse to those you love without understanding will force you to grow”. The message in Stefan’s unique approach to music shows anyone listening to just be themselves no matter what obstacle. Before being offered multiple major recording deals headed into the Pandemic of 2020 Stefan released two independent mix-tapes along with a few music videos.
His newest track is called, “Rula” and it features Yung Trap, and John Concepcion. The production of this song starts with a catchy sample eventually evolving into a hard-hitting 808 filled beat with vocals that resemble that of Chris Brown (another DMV native). The verses bring some very catchy lyricism by using memorable bars to entertain the listeners’ ear. Check out the song below.
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