Master Pen: Marlenà Taylor

“I know people won’t bet on me cause they scared”

One of the reasons Hip Hop rose to prominence is the defiance in the music. That factor of speaking truth in a way that was in your face, as it held no punches on putting the world on notice, on the real going on in the world. With all the trends in music present day, it’s still those records that shake everything up. That type of music is everything Marlenà Taylor gives you on her new song “G.O.O.M.S (Get Off Of My Sh*t)”. Her daring approach paid major dividends and we had to know about this amazing talent. She was gracious enough to break down her master pen behind her new song. Below is the interview.

Who is Marlenà Taylor the artist?

Marlenà Taylor is a non-conventional artist who started out as a poet before being inspired to make music and that inspiration came from wanting to create art that would reach a wider audience and influence them to think outside the box. 

What inspired the lyrical approach to “G.O.O.M.S (Get Off Of My Sh*t)”?

The inspiration behind the lyrics for G.O.O.M.S came after a conversation I had with my older brother. Along the lines of re-establishing myself as a rapper and rappers are known for, their ability to manipulate words. 

 So, when I was writing G.O.O.M.S I really took that into consideration, I had J Cole – False Prophets on repeat. So, you can just imagine where my mind was at – I mean if you go back and listen to False Prophets and then listen to G.O.O.M.S you will understand where I’m coming from in terms of the lyrics, wordplay and context. 

In your opinion what is the bar you wrote that you knew would get people’s attention and break it down?

“Idols are no longer idols, they’re chasing these titles, I feel so ashamed, just keeping it real, rap is dead before of fame…”

 “Idols are no longer idols” because everybody is now becoming products of the industry. They’re no longer the role models we looked up because now it’s all about getting richer at any cost. Being a lover of rap music, I’m ashamed. The business side of music is damaging to consumers. 

 What do you think is the bar that people may sleep on listening to “G.O.O.M.S (Get Off Of My Sh*t)” and why?

“Rappers are modern-day slaves, how many clones get made, blow up and get paid, off a single that they didn’t engrave, their names on chains, they wear to show their ties to their owners’ chairs..”

I think a lot of people will sleep on these bars because here I am talking about artists who don’t own their masters. But you see them flaunting all these chains, cars ect.. pretending to be the masters when the truth is they are modernised slaves and those chains represent their debts to whoever owns their masters. 

What would you rate your pen on “G.O.O.M.S (Get Off Of My Sh*t)” 1-10? 10 being the highest?

I mean, I am a very humble artist in the sense that I recognise that I am still learning and growing plus I am very hard on myself when it comes to music. With G.O.O.M.S being the first body of work being put out I’ll give it a strong 6.5 and the reason being is because I’ve just finalised my next release ‘Hold Up’ and it’s solid!

What can people expect next from Marlenà Taylor?

 My next release of course!

Check out Marlenà Taylor “G.O.O.M.S (Get Off Of My Sh*t)” below and follow her on social media. Stay Global my Friends! 

https://www.instagram.com/iammarlenataylor/

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