We are thrilled to share that the Albumism family has made a key addition by welcoming Marcus Willis to our ever-expanding team. A self-proclaimed “rap music addict” who modestly claims to be “fairly good at writing” (he’s great, by the way), Marcus brings a fresh voice and unbridled passion for music to Albumism’s pages.
We encourage the Albumism community to keep your eyes peeled for much more from Marcus, and in the meantime, check out his debut Albumism article, an expansive and eloquent tribute to Nas’ landmark debut album Illmatic (1994) in conjunction with its 25th anniversary.
More about Marcus:
Marcus Willis hails from the South Suburbs of Chicago, but calls Oakland home. His first experiences with music were the Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, and Bobby Womack tapes his dad kept in a faux leather case underneath the passenger seat, and whatever pop and rock videos MTV chose to play that day. Those were all cool, but once Yo! MTV Raps debuted in 1988, he knew he’d found his happy place. Throughout the years, he’s written hip-hop album reviews for various print magazines and blogs.
Marcus can be found occasionally tweeting very random things at @urkelmoedee and still hoarding physical media because he’s stubborn.
Marcus’ 5 Favorite Albums of All Time:
A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory (1991)
Ice Cube | Death Certificate (1991)
Nas | Illmatic (1994)
Radiohead | OK Computer (1997)
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth | The Main Ingredient (1994)