Marco Pavé is Project Pat meets KRS-One, spitting an urban country consciousness with a confidence that could only emerge from coming of age as a Muslim millennial in North Memphis. As a rapper and songwriter, Marco Pavé appeals to a diversity of rap enthusiasts, from purists to radio lovers to hipsters, with a soulful style of hip-hop storytelling and community engagement that appeals to racially and geographically diverse millennial audiences.
As a sought-after public speaker in community and university contexts, he lectures on hip-hop and conducts workshops on hip-hop and social justice. Marco Pavé has opened for Mobb Deep, Waka Focka Flame, and Young Dolph, worked with GRAMMY Award-winning producers, and his most recent EP not only hit #2 on the CMJ charts, but the lead single from the project, "Black Tux," was also featured on Beats 1 Radio with Ebro Darden, and the video premiered on mtvU.
Marco also has delivered two TEDx talks (Memphis, Nashville). Most recently, Marco finished up a 17-city national tour amongst those 17 cities, Marco sold out his hometown of Memphis with over 300 people attending River Kings at The Opera.