MarQ Spekt might not be a household name. He might not be the most present in social media. And his name probably won’t get brought up in your next barbershop conversation. But that doesn’t mean homie can’t spit. In fact, it just proves how tired these hip hop “fans” really are. Quit saying “hip hop is dead” and put in some effort to find the dope’ness — it’s definitely out there.
Missing in action since the release of The Grilchy Era over a year ago, Spekt makes up for his absence with not one, but two new albums!
Spekt has also linked up with Mobonix for Bionic Jazz; a free-form hip hop album that’s reminiscent of when jazz musicians would just pick up their instruments and play freely without worrying about the confines of what was the expected norm — featuring production from Blockhead, Bean One, Kool AK (of The Micranots), and more.
“Both out now. Both labors of love. I stand behind all the work. The art and artists who put in their energy and efforts. My G, I been accomplished what I wanted to accomplish with this shit a few times over already. Just coming where I come from. Shouts to illadel and jerz for that early foundation, but I’m grateful and thankful to even still be here doing this having fun playing with it. Can’t even give shout outs. Too many people to name. I appreciate all ears. We dropping this art for today and next year and 25 yrs from now. Hope you find some gems in it!” — Spekt
Both Keep Playin’ and Bionic Jazz can be streamed below and picked up on various digital platforms.