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Reason in My Art by Marcellous Lovelace The work of Marcellous Lovelace is based in escaping the worst situation possible. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago to a down to earth southern baptist family. My background in Art came from the heart and soul of Africans all over the world. My paintings are Images of what I study and continue to live through. Using basicly anything to draw and paint with my works are always about something building positivity and whats important, because the world we live is so negative and unimportant. Coming from a world of police brutality and racism stands a Man who is not afraid to be exactly who he is all the time regardless of who it affects. If it is Political or Reality i'm going to paint it just as it is. My imagination allows me the freedom to live in Actual Facts and not taint my self in materialism and a fabricated world of clothing with shiny tricklets. Im a Man who is brave, strong, thoughtful, intelligent and defined by my realistic character. I Stand aware seeing children kill for sport in the city I live in, designing thoughts on being about something besides the next fashion trend. Think and produce substance and meaning all the time regardless of who it offends, Katrina was not just a hurricane, Jena 6 is in Chicago. Keep building with scraps to feed your self what you need for substance. This is the mind of me Marcellous Lovelace, bringing my art forth to teach the open eye's. Taking your mind outside the cave, giving what Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Khallid Muhammmad, Stephen Biko, Patrice Lamamba and other great African leaders have given me in Sound Right Reason. Use your menatal and your Visual to compose honesty. Artist Statement

1- 17-2009 Art by Marcellous Lovelace

Marcellous Lovelace Art

Ok I’m on a roll for the new year made a few changes and got back on the ball. I created a few painting today .. now i’m ready to paint like 12 to 56 paintings a month (come with it) .. yeah still being me and doing it how I do from my heart and soul .. love and hate all wraped up in one .. new art as I escape from one past to anu begining …

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Marcellous Lovelace :: David Walker’s Travels :: Nephew of Frank Records
as reviewed by Pedro ‘DJ Complejo’ Hernandez
Marcellous Lovelace is a smooth name if ever I heard one. You’d expect it maybe from a 70s soul singer or as the lead character in the latest Blaxploitation film. Instead Marcellus Lovelace is the name of a very socially conscious emcee who is trying to make a change on the independent level. The social nature of Lovelace is evident on his cover art as it features various Black leaders, pyramids, and artwork depicting slaves on a slaveship. His album, “David Walker’s Travels,” is full of social and political themes and an overall uplifting message. It really is more of an EP, as the disk features only eight songs, with the rest of the album being filled with instrumental versions 7 of the songs and a spoken word poem ending the album. Lovelace takes full advantage of these 8 tracks, showing a lot of promise and positive thinking that might take him places with a little polish.

The production on “David Walker’s Travels” is good from start to finish. “Uncle Julius Mcadoo” features a laid back beat with a mellow loop. “Master of Papyrus” is actually a little bouncy when it comes to the drums and includes what sounds almost like a bagpipe sample, it sounds like an odd combination but it comes out dope. “Ain’t Nothing Left” features an uplifting string arrangement that sounds so majestic it could have been lifted from the score of an epic film. Outside of these highlights, the beats tend to be head-nodding, though sometimes too repetitive.

As an emcee, Lovelace shows a lot of promise, both flow-wise and thematically. On “Uncle Julius Mcadoo,” Lovelace relates his own life experiences and encounters with hatred all while urging people to stay true to themselves and not be afraid do their own thing. “Master of Papyrus” finds Lovelace spitting battle-type raps and actually dropping a few clever one-liners. “Ain’t Nothing Left” consists of introspective reflections on life and challenges the listener once again. It is his willingness to tackle such issues that makes Marcellus Lovelace noteworthy. The man is the emcee equivalent of civil rights leader, as he preaches pro-Black ideas without the violence or militant mindset often associated with such a stance. In a different world you could imagine Lovelace backing Marin Luther King while dead prez would be in Malcom’s corner. Though song titles like “Black Wall Street Missouri” and “Khufu” may seen unfamiliar and even abstract to some people, if they manage to get past that they will find a universal message that can be appreciated by all.

Flow-wise, Lovelace couples his positive message with a decent flow. He won’t blow you away with his mastery of flow, like say Biggie or Pun, but he holds his own on “David Walker’s Travels.” He spends the majority of his time taking on a conversational flow, almost speaking to himself, as he ponders the problems he sees in hip-hop and society overall. He even does a decent job as a battle rapper on “Master of Papyrus” as he shows that he can get back to the roots of hip-hop when he wants to.

With all the positive things that can be said about Marcellus Lovelace, it should be noted that as all artists, there is always room for improvement. Being only 8 songs long, it is still unknown how Lovelace would hold up during an entire album. His mic presence could also use some work as the raw talent is there but it is not as refined as it could be. His political and social stance could also alienate listeners who can’t see the universal message found beyond the surface. But overall Lovelace has succeeded in his mission with “David Walker’s Travels” by staying true to himself and creating good music in the process.

Music Vibes: 7 of 10 Lyric Vibes: 6.5 of 10 TOTAL Vibes: 6.5 of 10

Originally posted: April 12, 2005

el debarge song



You know you had me
With your sinchues charm
Yet you looked so alarmed
As I walked on by
In awsome wonder
You had to know why i did not respond to carry onChorus:
Love me in a special way
What more can I say
Love me now
Love me in a special way
What more can I say
Love me now (love me now)

Cause Im special
Not the average kind
Who’d accept any line
That sounds good
So reach into your chain of thoughts
Try to find something new
Because what worked for you so well before
For me it just wont do.


So reach into your chain of thoughts
Try to find something new
What works so well with you before
For me it just wont do