Meet Indianapolis rapper Steff Marvin with his new tape, Somewhere Further Than Here. Marvin grew up as a student of jazz and eventually began producing boom-bap beats for local artists, before deciding to pursue a rap career while in college. His first project, Legends Never Die, earned him some respectable buzz for a debut tape, though Marvin soon found himself moving away from the old-school, lyrically-minded focus of LND in favor of a more cutting-edge sound, which he has brought with full force on Somewhere Further Than Here.
His new style is one that blends quick, fiery bars with radio-ready hooks, on which he shows off a rare ear for melody à la some of the biggest crossover stars in today's game. It's impressive he's been able to adapt his style in such a short time, and what's more, he produced every track on Somewhere Further Than Here. The productions range from booming club beats to moody, late-night R&B soundscapes. After "Kill the Noise" starts to play, you'll have no issue sticking around for the remaining 9 tracks.
Download Somewhere Further Than Here, and let us know what you think of Steff Marvin.
01. Kill The Noise
02. Hope I Hurt
04. Used To
05. Change Up
06. On Our Own
07. I Might