Maryland MC Marie has dropped her new EP “Syllables of Life.” This project is more on the melodic side paired with 808 influenced beats for a more modern sound, that is not to say it lacks lyricism and emotional depth. Marie bares her soul on this project and was able to touch on her life experiences along with sharing lessons learned along the way. The daughter of a teenage mother and absent father, she shares her journey to knowledge of self on songs like “Self Discovery” while sharing her rough upbringing. With songs expressing her harsh realities such as “Friend or Foe” and “A Father’s Love” she also shares a hopeful glimpse into the joys of life with “Takeover.” There’s a lot of auto-tune on this project, whereas on “Takeover” we find her laying down bars over a smooth, synthesized beat without it.
You can tell that Marie is still finely tuning her craft and delivery, however her pen is sharp and the potential is there. I am absolutely looking forward to her progression in this rap game and what she brings to the table down the road. Follow her on Instagram @iammarie_2020.
I give this project a 6/10.