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Marvin the Martian


Marvin the Martian Hoods and Badges (No Carbon/Universal; January 2007

In a similar vein to The Streets and Dizzee Rascal — both British hip-hop medium_didgital_release_MTM.jpgimplementing two-step and U.K. garage beats — Marvin the Martian (also known as Marv the Marsh) takes his craft a notable step further into the spotlight by being part of the Grindie movement, which uses the basic beats you would find in most of this hard-edged, investigative, rhyming style and layering indie-rock guitar riffs over it. This Brixton artist mashes it up with samples from CAN and Kate Bush — and those are just two artists representing the variety and excellent taste you will find behind the man when you check him out. Visit him on his MySpace page, since you won’t find this in any of the shops here in town.

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