Marsh: It’s the words that matter for local rapper [Article]
Urban or rural, hip-hop is all across Canada. Alberta’s Morinville News documents the story of local 21-year-old rapper Marsh and a recent performance at the Morinville Farmers’ Market.
Morinville, AB – In jeans, t-shirt, and a backwards ball cap, Iain Marsh looks just like many other 21 year olds in the community. His sartorial choices would give one the notion the young man listens to a lot of rap. But while Marsh is getting a reputation in and out of the community for spitting out some smooth rhymes as a rapper, his actual musical tastes are a lot heavier.
“I’m actually a metal head,” Marsh said of his musical preferences, adding his life has included a love of many genres. “I grew up on Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Pantara, Megadeth, Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, Van Halen, The Beatles. Those were the original roots.”
The rapper still listens to a lot of Pink Floyd and a lot of metal. But despite writing and performing rap, only a few rappers, including Eminem, Classified and Tech N9ne, are on his listening radar. [More]