Big Boi once rapped, “I heard it’s not where you’re from but where you pay rent.” Marcellus Juvann is paying rent in Orlando, Fla. But the music he makes is a combination of everywhere he’s lived.
When Marcellus Juvann raps, “90’s baby, grew up listening to ‘Pac, so you I’m crazy/But when he got shot, it really ain’t phase, because I was only three, still Tina’s baby,” on his song “Make My Way” it shouldn’t be taken as a slight on the slain legends name. It should be seen as a young artist knowing exactly who he is in this world.
When Juvann graduated high school, he already knew he wanted to rap for a living, he just didn’t know how. No, let’s clear that up, Juvaan definitely knows how to rap, he just didn’t know how he was going to make a career out of it. Naively, he thought he could actually go to school in Florida and learn how. But he quickly found out that the only school that he could really learn from was the School of Hard Knocks.
While he wound up leaving school and working a job for some years, his sacrifices are finally starting to pay off. His debut project The Fall has been making the rounds online and his new fans are not stingy with it. The introspective project has been getting shared all over Soundcloud and his profile is boosting daily.
Who: Marcellus Juvann was born in Cleveland, raised in Houston and made in Orlando.
Credentials: Recently featured on TIDAL’s Discovery page. Has worked with Ayo The Producer [Bryson Tiller, Drake, Lil Wayne]
Fun Fact: While growing up in Cleveland, Marcellus Juvann used to watch LeBron James’ high school games.
Photo: Marcellus Juvann