Restless Marc exclusive Interview with The Grynd Report

Thank You for spending time with The Grynd Report. Please Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from?

Thank you guys so much for having me. My name’s Restless Marc and I come from Carson, Los Angeles, CA. I’m a rapper & producer that’s been into music my entire life, and I love performing and making people feel something positive with my art.

Describe what it was like growing up Carson/Los Angeles CA

I had a good childhood and grew up with a strong support system. It was difficult when I had to work on carving out my own path and not the one that they wanted for me. I knew from a young age I didn’t want to be in the classroom for my 20s, so music was almost always more important to me. Having to turn your back on the path that your parents set for you and entirely create your own is a tough task for anybody.

Disclaimer: I love my folks and everyone that played a part.

When did you decide to get into the music business and why?

My grandfather is a music man and so is my dad, so I always knew this was going to happen at some point because I grew up around it. It was made official when I came with my dad to his brother’s studio. I was 13. They made a 7/11 run and left me alone with a beat playing, and I wrote to it. When I saw their reaction, in that moment I became a rapper. I first got into production about a year after that, then soon I became my own producer.

Talk to us about the concept of your latest release Infinity 2

Infinity 1 was released in 2021 on Soundcloud, but over time it was held back because of the second verse, which was about what was going on at the time. I was planning to update the song, but around the beginning of February 2023, I got my laptop stolen. I didn’t make or write music for about three or four months after that. Then one day I got tired of feeling sorry for myself and just started writing a TON, until I came up with the first verse.

How Would You describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?

You can get money to my music. You can work out to my music. You can smoke, drink, party, and have a good time to my music. And eventually you’ll be able to make some babies to my music. I’m a versatile artist that keeps his fingerprints on everything that has anything to do with me, and everything that I put out is an extension of me. If you can relate to my story and if I come off as a cool person to you, you’ll enjoy what I have out now, and what I have to offer down the line.

Who would you say influenced you in music in why?

So many people. My father taught me a lot of what I know now, but from a production aspect I’ve always tried to be as creative and fully utilize others’ strengths like Kanye West. Dr. Dre because I’m from the west coast, but also because everything the man does is a BANGER. From a rap standpoint, Jay-Z’s bravado, Ice Cube’s storytelling, and 50 Cent’s overall hit making ability were things that I’ve tried to emulate over my career as an artist. I can’t wait to showcase all those talents in a full-length project.

Outside of the music business what other ventures are you interested in or currently exploring?

I want to have my own clothing brand in the near future. As I spend more time in the game, I want to do everything that I can to help future artists that are in a similar spot as me. I want my own music marketing agency, I want to own a production studio, and I’ve always wanted to have a stake of ownership in a big corporation. Sports team, TV network, clothing company, anything. I feel like ownership is an important part of not just being a black entertainer, but a black person.

What is your definition of Grynd?

Grinding, or Grynding, to me isn’t just working towards something, it’s working towards being better at something. You can write rhymes and make beats every day, but if you’re just doing the same thing and not improving, not studying, not obsessing over your craft, and doing whatever you can to be better than yesterday, then you’re not Grynding. With this music thing, I do everything on my own, so I have no choice but to grind.

If you can change anything about the music business today, what would it be and why?

The war aspect/having to choose sides in a feud. Personally, I’m all about the music. As soon as it becomes about anything outside of music, it has the potential to turn into something detrimental.
I’m not saying that we should all get along because that’s unrealistic, and I’m not saying that diss tracks shouldn’t be a thing. Some of the greatest rap songs in history have been made out of animosity. But when decisions on music are being made based off politics, that’s when then music suffers as a result.

Any Shoutouts?

First and foremost, each and everybody that clicked on my music and gave me a shot, even if it didn’t click for you. I love my fans more than I love myself, my friends and family, and especially my homeboy Khali (@sauzy.jpg) who mainly takes the pictures of me that I can’t get myself, but he’s so much more than a photographer. He’s been an integral part of my development as an artist, and I definitely wouldn’t be on the path that I am without his help.

Also, shoutout to black women just cuz.


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