"There's no leaving the Bay Area, no matter how far away you might move, if you grew up in Oakland, you take it with you," says Adrian Marcel. The city boasts a proud musical legacy, including Sly Stone, MC Hammer, En Vogue, Toni Tony Toné, Too $hort, Tupac Shakur, Pete Escovito, Sheila E and countless others. Adrian Marcel picks up the torch for Oakland and timeless R&B on his debut mixtape, 7 Days of Weak. Executive produced and hosted by fellow East Oakland native, modern soul trailblazer and multiplatinum producer Raphael Saadiq, 7 Days of Weak is a true urban contemporary collective of songs. It’s a fusion of traditional R&B, hip-hop, and soul music blended together with beautiful melodies and detailed storylines that paint a vivid picture of a young man in his early 20's overwhelmed by the realities of love.
On his debut single “Waiting,” he slides from a fluttering falsetto into a bluesy hook as synths pulsate below. It's a formidable introduction into 7 Days of Weak and Marcel's musical gifts. Currently residing in Atlanta, Marcel is bringing the spotlight back to his beloved Oakland and R&B music.
Download the mixtape from LiveMixtapes.com