Damn! It's been a while hasn't it? I'm really glad to be back writing for FRNDY LMRN. I wanted to hold off on releasing this article because I knew all of the big things that were ahead for the person I'm going to write about. I wanted to incorporate everything for you guys in this article so here we finally are. Please allow me to introduce my longtime friend and latest interviewee, Marcato.
Meet Prince Nasir Dean, better known by his stage name, Marcato. Nas is a budding music producer based out of Miami, Florida. We have known each other since we were about six years old through our mothers. We spent our adolescent years running the streets of Atlanta. When Nas moved to New York in 2011, it was a huge change for the both of us. A few years later, he relocated back to Miami and has been living bi-coastal ever since.
Growing up, Nas was always involved in the music industry. His father is the super successful music producer Swizz Beatz, so of course his musical influence is apparent. Over the past few years, Nasir developed his musical passion and is currently on the journey of becoming a staple in the music business. What I admire most about Nas is his relentless grind and passion to make it on his own.
Nas has gained tons of success in the last few months. He received several hit placements with various recording artists throughout the nation! Furthermore, Nas produced his first hit on IDK's latest single, "Star." At the end of June, Nasir came to Atlanta to develop his music with several heavy hitters in the industry such as Lil Yachty, Trippie Redd, Rick Ross, Kodie Shane, Gwen Bunn, Black Metaphor and more. Recently, Nas joined the A&R team at Epic Records! I can truly say that as both a friend and his publicist, he is only going to the top from here.
While Nas visited Atlanta in June, we sat down to discuss life and his future. Check out our conversation below:
JULIEN: What's the origin of your stage name Marcato?
NASIR: The origin of my stage name stems from my self-development and self-discovery. Marcato is a musical instruction indicating a note, chord or passage to be played louder than the surrounding music. That's what I feel my music represents.