It’s not often I get to speak with the talent before a show, and it’s even more rare to speak with them after, but Marco Pavé was an exception. The idea of exceptionalism would present itself as a theme of sorts as, through the music, I experienced Marco to be an exception to the standard of youth in this era of hip-hop, and exception to the current formula for insta-success.
TUESDAY 06/14/16 – BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
An emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee, Pavé didn’t leave home without his charm, flair, and humility; which were all on full display at Friends & Lovers. What you don’t get on the surface, until performances of “Cake,” and blistering verses over classics like Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones,” is the passion and fire that make it possible to play to a small group at a local bar as if he were in front of thousands under bright lights.