Artist2Watch: Marq Divine’s Latest Music Video and Mixtape Online Now

Having already checked in with rapper Marq Divine, PBR finds an track on a DJ King Flow mixtape and a single of his own pop up on the net this week.  


2013 is by far the best year in hip hop for Iowa.  We’re starting to see a lot of material pop up in mixtape, music video, and even album forms.  Iowa’s not the only one having a good year,  the same could be said for #9 Top 10 In The Big 10 artist Marq Divine.

Marq Divine recently released his music video showcasing his new track,   “I’m Divine.”   The video showcases many staples in Iowa City over old school drum loops.  Despite the drum loops, this track is a new spin on some old favorites, and the breaks never sounded fresher.

The track “I’m Divine” is expected to be on Divine’s up coming mixtape Contacts.  

In addition to dropping a music video, Divine’s popping up on other mixtapes.   His most recent appearance is on the song “Grind Til I Rest” which is featured on the Mixtape Addict 29 series.   Notable is the host, Sean Paul of the Youngbloodz, whom rap fans are familiar with from their Lil Jon hit, “Presidential.”


Given both releases were only days apart, PBR will keep you updated on Marq Divine, as we surely have not heard the last.

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New Release: Bud D. Luck – The Blackout EP

After a slew of single releases,  the first official full length project from Bud D. Luck & squad has dropped today via the group’s Bandcamp page.  



 Drug Muzic member Bud D. Luck released his first EP titled,  “The Blackout EP.”  This marks the first full official release from the #drugmuzic outfit.   This release appears to be a concept album, derived with the following linear notes:

The album is a kind of Momento where the listener starts in one place, travels back through Bud D. Luck’s outrageous night and arrives back where they began and Bud D. ended; a park bench, hungover and passed out. With various skits woven into the songs, the album is best experienced if listened to straight through. Enjoy. #workhardstayhigh

Although this is a solo effort, it appears this is a group effort, with members Ex-L providing the cover art,  KB providing additional recording, and Shakes as lead mixing and production.

Along with the release, it appears the group has also announced a show in Macomb, IL at Hangover’s in April.

FreshTraxx: Ex-L – “Eternal Sunshine” (Prod. By Shakes)

You need this music…  The bad boyz of the local scene drop a new track that gives Jay Electronica and Rockie Fresh a run for their money.  The song:  “Eternal Sunshine” with a #DM debut performance from rapper EX-L.


Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind’s influence on hip hop music is far from marginal.  The music from the movie was penned by Jon Brion, key collaborating producer of Kanye West.    Jay Electronica dropped a song using a loop from the score.

When it comes down to it,  making a song called “Eternal Sunshine” would almost certainly be considered a cliche move towards exciting audiences.

This is not the case with Drug Muzic’s latest….  Drug Muzic is the collective made up of Shakes, Bud D. Luck, KB, and Ex-L.  We reported that they were gearing up release snippets of their EP, and Bud D. Luck’s EP.   This seems to be one of many tracks or “films” surfacing from this project on their website.

“Eternal Sunshine” is not an attention seeking whiny child of any of the aforemented songs.  Rather,  Shakes produces a marvel of a beat constructed around an unrelated sample.     EX-L lyrics are rapid, yet what can only be described as relaxed.  The beat is intense, but soothing.

Make sure to check Drug Muzic’s official page.

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