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Old Soul. New Vibes. Chicago-born Mari, already known for his “lyrically rich raps, melodic choruses, and spacey, soulful instrumentals,” made a splash in Fall 2016 after his Caribbean carnival-themed "Paper Run" cracked Spotify's US & Global Viral Charts. Outside of his joint EP with Jimmy Lit, Mari Lit EP (January 2018) Mari is hard at work on his forthcoming album, set to release in the coming months.  

In early 2018, Mari starred as Kamaal in the webseries Cuff created by HBO Film Festival’s 2011 Finalist Kesav Wable. He also played the clueless rapper in Randall Otis’ comedic sketch, “Rapper Doesn’t Know What A Gun Sounds Like” which received 100K+ plays on YouTube. Furthermore, this past September, the spring hit “On Fleek” was featured in season four of the critically acclaimed TV show Broad City.  Most recently, Mari was profiled in the Squarespace-sponsored mini-documentary “Make it Pop w/ Mari” that aired on MSG Networks throughout January 2018.

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