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Marc 2Ray x NiccoFeem Kickoff Collaborative EP with “Overture”

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More to Watch Marc 2Ray (Marc Tourelle) and NiccoFeem (Nicco Feemster) are no strangers to educating and empowering listeners through the medium of hip-hop; Both artists’ music and lyrics have been featured in various high school and college-level curriculums.  “Decisions,” is the name of the soon-to-be-released collaborative project, which finds the pair expounding on their […]

Marc 2Ray Raps About the Digital Age in “Tik Tok Tik” 

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Recent Articles Washington DC-based hip hop artist Marc 2Ray is back with his newest single “Tik Tok Tik;” the single comes from his upcoming album, set for release later this year.  Performing and releasing music since 2015, Marc 2Ray also works as an educator. His music is being used to educate students at schools such […]

Translating Message into Action: Marc 2ray Talks Music and Activism

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The history of hip hop was paved primarily by a mix of innovative approaches to technology and politics that sprang from the experiences of Black urban communities. In a sense, it has always been a form of activism that calls out systemic inequities while also building upon elements of funk and R&B that came before it. And that’s what DMV-based rapper, Marc 2ray finds himself building upon as he pushes the boundaries of music’s ability to affect social change in his local community. “I really got into hip hop when I was kid” he says surrounded by a wall with an impressive array of LP’s, many of which belonged to his father.

DMV Music Benefits All

DMV Music Alliance Benefit Concert "DMV Music Benefits All" Promo - Showcasing local talent: The Experience Band, Marc 2Ray & Friends, Perro Sombra, BRASSIE; at Songbyrd in Washington D.C. on December 8, 2022.

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Washington DC
The Experience Band, Marc 2 Ray & Friends, Perro Sombra, BRASSIE

Reflecting on the 5th Annual DC Music Summit

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The 5th Annual DC Music Summit wrapped up on October 16, with a flurry of fantastic panels, a keynote speech by Anwan “Big G” Glover, performances, art installations, and more. Held at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts, the Summit’s core values of diversity, community, mastery, and service were all on full display, as music workers gathered to share their experiences and insight from the ever-growing music industry. Join contributing writer Charlie Maybee, as he reflects on the Summit with two key participants, major label mix engineer Chris Carter and hip-hop artist and educator, Marc 2 Ray.