Fire Starter: Marcus Manchild
Houston, Texas' Marcus Manchild is talented enough to make it in rap without any co-signs, but a little love from a couple of hometown heroes never hurt anyone.
Marcus, who appeared in a Get in the Game segment on "RapFix Live" back in September, is getting ready to drop his Space Jams 2 mixtape. While Manchild is still a relative newcomer, he has been learning lessons from a couple of OG's — Slim Thug and Paul Wall — for quite some time now.
"I kinda like guide him, give him a little game, what to do, what not to do," Thugga told Mixtape Daily of his relationship with Manchild. "It's just like family, man, we just want to see him shine and keep the Houston movement going, man. That's it."
As part of the AMG clique, Marcus has built quite the rep for himself, thanks to the rambunctious "Get Off Me" and his original Space Jams mixtape. MM's latest single, "Problems," features Bun B, so he clearly has no shortage of support.
For Wall, it's all about building positive relationships. He understands how quickly today's up-and-coming rappers can become tomorrow's superstars. "It's good to build relationships, because when you come back to the city, you never know who you gonna holla at or who you gonna need or vice versa. You gonna be in a position to help them out," he said.
There are no ulterior motives, either: Neither Paul Wall nor Slim Thug have any formal business dealings with Marcus. They just truly appreciate his talent.
"It's a blessing. Just having them around, guiding me, what to expect and what not to do, how not to mess up in this game. It's surreal," Marcus said. "You can't ask for nothing more than legends that's in your city that really did something, that actually ventured off out of your city and made a name for themselves and actually are known worldwide and they're here helping you out. It's a great feeling."
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