The Long Beach wave has become undeniable over the past few years. Snoop Dogg originally put the City by the Beach while new sensations like Vince Staples and O.T. Genasis and now, continuing the lineage is fellow LBC-native Marcosus LeBlanc. Better known as the rising star recording artist Marcosus, the Snoop Dogg-protege is one of the West Coast’s most notable new up-and-coming recording artist with aggressive attitude and trendsetting versatile sound.
Marcosus’s style is packed with enough heaters to make it deserving of a listen, its sharp, enthusiastic, and convincing every time he raps. His catalog of music delivers a feel good West Coast vibe and escape from reality with his incredible story-telling. Marcosus has the ability to switch up his sound from hardcore to a soulful melodic crooning effortlessly.
Equip with a heavy arsenal of bars, Marcosus is equally as talented as a singer. The crooner has an incredible voice that many of Hip-Hop identify as incomparable. Able to achieve surreal high notes, vast range, and phenomenal tones. Not since T-Pain and Ty Dolla $ign has there been an artist with similar gifts to of a renowned performer.
Under Snoop’s tutelage, Marcosus has shared the stage with Hip-Hop’s legends including Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Too Short, Dogg Pound, and Twista. Opening for Snoop Dogg nightly on the “Gin & Juice” hitmaker’s successful Puff Puff Pass 2 Tour, impressing sold-out crowds every night on the nationwide spectacle. Officially receiving the stamp of approval to create his own imprint Young Doggstyle in 2016, from Snoop Dogg-himself, Marcosus has been mentioned among today’s biggest stars like Kodak Black and Lil Uzi Vert throughout the popular mixtape circuit.
Released three critically acclaimed mixtapes thus far in his career, Marcosus’ body of work includes collaborations with T-Pain, Slim Jesus, Bobby Raps, Ab-Soul, Arsonal, and 2Chainz. His Young DoggyStyle Compilation Fresh Prince of LBC vol 2 mixtape has been recognized as one of the hottest mixtapes of the summer by popular outlets Thisis50 and Datpiff. Ready to evolve into a marquee act, Marcosus has joined forces with legendary Bay Area artist Too Short for new single, “Smoke Too This”. Regarded as a soon-to-be smash hit, “Smoke Too This” is featured as Marcosus lead single for his forthcoming new album slated for a July 20th release via Young DoggyStyle Records. “Smoke Too This” will be Marcosus big break, set for a June 1st debut. The perfect jumping-in point for any newfound fan looking for new music for this West Coast hopeful.
Listen to “Smoke Too This” below.