With a rapidly expanding fanbase of 70k fans worldwide, Marlon Craft is poised and ready to take the next step in his career as a performer — Craft has currently been booking headline shows throughout the Northeast to begin 2017, starting on January 5th at the legendary Studio at Webster Hall in his native NYC. Born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC and a college graduate after four years in Washington DC, Marlon Craft is a performer with a wide range of life and performance experiences and a diverse range of fans and target audiences. In the past six months, the world has taken notice of Craft’s profound, progressive, and political artistry, as inquiries about live shows come in by the dozen. An NYC kid both at heart and in practice on the mic, Craft’s live performance is true hip-hop expression at it’s finest — powerful lyricism, engaging beats and chants, profound acappella moments, and off-the-top freestyle sessions with the crowd create an intimate and unique experience that differs from the norm of muddled shouting into a mic over mp3s that has become commonplace. Craft has performed live with multiple bands and orchestras, and incorporates live instrumentation into his performances whenever possible. Craft’s diverse performance resume ranges from NYC’s underground (The Bitter End, Analog BK, TeamBackPack’s MUNY event for 600+) to numerous shows for college crowds, including performing as opening support for Chance The Rapper at American University and opening for IshDarr at Middlebury College. Most recently, Craft was direct support for Bishop Nehru at Coda in Philadelphia. Craft also has demonstrated the ability to generate excitement and bring out crowds even before ascending into much greater popularity in recent months — in early 2016 and with under 2k total fans, he hosted a release party/performance for his most recent EP, where he filled a local art studio to capacity with 100 fans, friends, and artists. With experience in front of crowds up to 1,000 people, Craft is equipped to excite any venue and make a room full of believers.