NXNE 2014 Artist Profile: Marc Haize

Marc HaizeName: Marc Haize

NXNE Show: Crawford Bar – Thursday, June 19 @ 11pm

Hometown: Detroit/Houston

Music Genre: Hip Hop/Electronic

Year it all began: 2009

Quick Introduction: My name is Marc Haize, I am 23 and was born in Detroit, MI but had moved often in my earlier years and ended up in Houston, TX. I’ve been recording songs since I was about 13 but I have been really pursuing a music career since 2010 when I started a rap group called 2-Twenty. We then started getting booked heavily from venues such as warehouse live and House of blues, not only in Houston but all over Texas. We all are currently working on solo projects. I personally enjoy the electro, hip hop.

What got you into music? I’ve always loved music, I actually grew up as a choir kid but I slowly got into rapping from hearing the upperclassman rap while I was staying out in Japan and I was convinced I could do so much better. I also wasn’t even allowed to listen to rap until I turned eleven. I immediately fell in love with it. I started recording on webcam microphones in my friends living room, then over time I kept at it all the way to college, of course I bought better microphones over time and it became more of an outlet. I started a rap group in my dorm room at University of Houston with some friends I had met and we dropped a few mix tapes and began to get a lot of recognition in the city. We were getting called for shows and was recognized a few times by the Houston Press Awards. I recently began doing my solo music though.

What are your sources of inspiration? My inspiration comes from everyday life experiences from love, my goals, my ups, my downs, my highs, my lows, and beautiful females. My family keeps me going though. I have to pay my brothers tuition with this, He’s 10 now. So I have less than eight years make it.

Dream gig? I was going to say the Grammy’s but thats way too tamed. I’d love to perform in front of a stadium FULL of people, something huge like Bonnaroo or Coachella would be amazing, especially if it were some where in Europe.

Your thoughts about NXNE? Its definitely a new experience that I’m looking forward to having. I love to get out of Texas just to see something new. I’m excited.

Interesting points others don’t know about you?

  1. If I could sing better I’d be an R&B artist.
  2. I’m interested in acting/modeling but I don’t want to pay for classes.
  3. I left a full scholarship with the military and quit playing football to pursue my dreams in music, I didn’t know it would leave me so poor originally.
  4. If I was a better football player I’d still be playing football