Having navigated a challenging life on the streets, marked by mistrust and hardship, Marlow P channels these experiences into his latest single ‘Alone In The Streets’. With themes of struggle and resilience discussing the unsolved shooting of his father, Marlow underscores the harsh realities of these London streets. Get familiar with him via this VIPER Presents interview…

What four words define your sound?

Authentic, Urban, Motivational, Emotional.

Tell me something unique about your creative process.

I like to listen to beats whilst driving and I freestyle to make bars for the verses.

Which song of yours would you like people to hear first?

‘I ain’t stopping’.

What inspired you to make that song?

My friend told me to go to the studio that day, the first beat that came on was that and I just said the hook and it was catchy. So I just continued writing the verse after.

What’s the most vulnerable you’ve allowed yourself to be when writing/making music?

When I talk about my father is when I’m most vulnerable as it’s a very hard topic to talk about as he got shot when I was young in London.

What’s the best/worst experience you’ve had on stage? 

I would say the best was performing on my birthday to my friends and everyone rapping along. I haven’t had a worst as I haven’t fully done my own show yet, but I got a club booking in May in Manchester which was a good experience with me and the guys.

What is your favourite song to perform?

‘I ain’t stopping’.

Which artist/song/album made you want to make music?

50 Cent; the reason is because of his story and his come up from the streets to a rapper and a business mogul.

What’s the meaning behind your name?

It’s just my name and it just has a ring to it.

If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing instead?

I haven’t made it in music yet so I’m still doing what I have to do, but I do want to get into property development soon.

What’s success to you?

Success to me is being free and being able to support my mum, my whole family and friends financially.

What moment in your life/career forced you to change direction?

When I went to prison and I heard everyone on the wing listening to my music without them knowing it was me when I was in the a40 boyz wearing a mask. It was good to know people actually rap to my lyrics. 

Where can people keep in touch with you?

My Instagram – we be the best – which is @m4rlow.

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