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Pass Go – [Reaux Marquez]

Reaux Marquez returns with the music video counterpart to his megaphone-lead single, “Pass Go.”  The drum-lead percussion that first caught my attention on this record jumps through the screen of the new video that brings to life the revolutionary-energy bolstered by the in-your-face-production and lyrics. A previously unheard brass-trio introduces the visual with a chaotic yet organized jazz medley before the pounding knock of the song’s drums begin to hit. What ensues is a frenzy of subliminal images of Marquez and company channeling the style and energy of the Black Panther political organization of the 1960s. Occupying the streets of his hometown neighborhood of Bordeaux in Nashville, Tennessee, Marquez delivers a stoic performance delivering the grit of each bar with an extra dash of fervor. “Pass Go” is a single with too much energy to be contained sonically, making the visual accompaniment a resounding success in its ability to bottle the electricity resonated by the record. This is Reaux Marquez’s second music video to date, following in the monochromatic footsteps of his previously released single, “Exhale.” Watch the new video for “Pass Go” below, stream the single here and show the rising artist your support by following him on Twitter …

Pass Go – [Reaux Marquez]

Today’s deep-dive through Soundcloud resulted in my introduction to the incredible talent of Reaux Marquez. The Nashville, Tennessee native immediately caught my attention when I heard his latest single, “Pass Go.” Comprised of powerful production and gritty bars, Reaux Marquez makes a compelling case for one of my favorite new artist today. The lively record begins fast and loud with drum-heavy production that lays the foundation for Reaux Marquez’s megaphone-style vocals. Inline with the record’s fast-paced tempo, the Southern rapper wastes no time by jumping headfirst into the record with daring confidence and unapologetic subject matter that urges you to “pick a side / it might be your last.” The compelling, almost revolutionary energy behind this record is heightened by Reaux’s aggressive delivery of bars, seamlessly matching the chaotic yet focused energy set by the production. You can hear the thought put into this record and the subtle nuances that make it great both as a standalone single and as an introductory track into Reaux Marquez’s discography as an artist. Do not be surprised when you start to see the name Reaux Marquez more and more because this guy has something truly special. This is his third official solo single …