Sacramento’s got a hitmaker on their hand. Singer-songwriter MarMar Oso is poised to be the next star from his hometown. He emerged in late-2018 with “Lost Feelings,” a cautious tale of heartbreak that propelled the artist to new heights with nearly 200K YouTube views. The track appeared on MarMar’s debut EP, Mixed Emotions, which consists of five impressive composed tracks that’ll blow your mind. One that project contained MarMar Oso’s breakout record, “Ruthless.”
Since its release, “Ruthless” has garnered over 1.5 million views in less than a year. Not to mention, the song got co-signs from artists like Luh Kel, who also had a major breakout this year as well. Back in August, MarMar treated fans to his long-awaited full-length release, Oso Different. The 12-track offering includes guest appearances from Sage The Gemini, TeeJay3k, Derek King, and fellow Sacramento-native Mozzy. Standout cuts include “Everytime” and “I Know,” which collectively have racked up thousands of views.
Most recently, MarMar linked up with Yelly for “Feel The Same” fresh off of her Don’t Drown release. It’s safe to say that the West Coast is spawning reputable R&B talent amongst their heaving rap market. Check out the interview below.
Growing up, what were some of your musical influences?
Some of my influences were Michael Jackson, New Edition, Usher, Chris Brown, Drake. The list could go on and on.
Were your parents supportive of you making music?
Yes, my mother loved my voice but she wouldn’t let me record any music until I graduated high school. She wanted to make sure I at least had a decent education to fall back on and stay focused before I dedicated my life to music.
Earlier this year, you caught the attention of many with “Ruthless.” The video now has over 1.5 million Youtube plays, how does it feel?
It feels so unreal, I was just making a video singing the song in the car. Now, millions are singing it. I’m Oso blessed.
It arrived on your debut album Oso Different, what does the title mean?
It’s basically just explaining how I’m in my own lane and I don’t want to be like anyone else but myself.
When creating music, where does a lot of your creativity stem from?
I try to make a lot of my songs relatable so I dig deep in that matter and let God do the rest. I talk about things that I actually went through so a lot of people understand my state of mind in the music.
Will we be getting more music from you later this year? If so, what can we expect?
Yes, I have plenty more music coming and it’s nothing but bangers! I don’t want to give my music one direction. I try to cover as many genres of music as possible. R&B, Pop, and of course Hip-Hop are all styles I want to conquer.
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