Marc “Mayjah” Payne proves to be most promising talents as a professional recording artist, published author, creative beat-maker, diligent producer, and entertaining storyteller. As a talented lyricist and charismatic performer Marc “Mayjah” Payne not only delivers quality rhymes with catchy melodies, but he is also a piano virtuoso who is a force to be respected in the production world.
Marc “Mayjah” Payne releases his highly anticipated “Whole Lotta Payne” now available on all streaming platforms. All of the beats and instrumentation was created by Marc Payne himself in Los Angeles, California. His production shines a good light on USC since he is one of the Trojan Alumni and took music classes there on the campus. “Whole Lotta Payne” was engineered by Caydolf of Press 3 Recordings in Kansas City, Missouri.
The album cover features the map of Mansa Musa who Payne claims is his “great uncle” on the intro track “You get what you deserve.” Mansa Musa reigned in Mali, West Africa during the 14th century being one of the richest men in history.
When asked why did he name it “Whole Lotta Payne” he responded he wanted anyone who listened to feel his pain through his lyrics and musical production plus he wanted to bring respect to his family name, Payne. The West Kept Secret added that even if we aren’t rich with financial dollars, we are rich in spirit and our true wealth lies within us.
The 13 track release features appearances from Big Sad 1900, 10kJA, Chrissy Montana, and Shorty T. It is definitely worth the listen and stands out among the West Coast Hip Hop scene of today. Follow his journey on social media platforms @mayjahpayne and on the website www.mayjahpayne.com
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Introducing Poetic Muse, a rising female artist from the West Coast who is set to make waves in the music industry with her unique blend of poetry and captivating lyrics. Her emotive work not only resonates with audiences but also empowers and inspires women worldwide.
With a background in artist management and development, Poetic Muse is no stranger to hard work and dedication. Hailing from Los Angeles, she draws inspiration from her personal experiences, family, and influential West Coast female artists like Lady of Rage, Sylke Fine, and YoYo. Her artistic journey began in her youth, hustling on the streets of Las Vegas where she and her friends would write raps, using their daily struggles as fuel for their dreams of making it big in the music industry. Over time, her music evolved into a more personal and poetic expression, providing an outlet to vent emotions, express feelings, and connect with others.
In July 2021, Poetic Muse released the first four poems in her series titled “Phenomenal I Am,” inspired by the works of Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” and Tupac Shakur’s “Rose that Grew from Concrete.” These pieces take listeners on a journey through her life, showcasing her thoughts, emotions, and diverse talents. Her debut in the music scene came in 2021 when she was featured on Long Beach Rapper Monsta Yo’s single “Don’t Wanna Lose You.” Then, in May 2023, she released her first single titled “Letter 2 My First Born,” a touching tribute to her son. A few months later, on July 1st, she dropped her second single “Click Clack,” featuring Los Angeles rapper Engine 5ive.
These songs are part of her upcoming project “Olivia Pope 2 Da Streets,” scheduled for release on January 26th, 2024. This highly anticipated project will explore new directions, collaborations, and techniques, featuring artists such as Monsta Yo, Liddy Mechelle, T3Halo, and Engine 5ive. With her exceptional talent and diverse range, Poetic Muse is truly a hidden gem poised to leave a lasting impact on the industry.