7 Days of Weak
Released On: Apr 25, 2013
Released By: Republic Records
"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