Melancholy Hopeful

Do not fear death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at us faster than light, but if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity...

Marcus D's

Anonymous asked: Is there a safe way to wash the Bop Alloy album artwork t-shirt without ruining the design?

i don’t know for sure, but i’d say cold, gentle.

Anonymous asked: favorite motivational quote?

"don’t tell me, show me." - my pops.


My bopalloy album finally came in the mail d-_-b


My bopalloy album finally came in the mail d-_-b

Kno of Cunninlynguists & Marcus D

how should white beatmakers greet each other?


Anonymous asked: Loving the new releases. I missed out the chance on your ama on reddit, but how did you manage to get in contact with 2 legends like Del and Royce for Simply Complex? How did it all work?

Thank you.

Actually, my friend from high school is Del’s tour manager. He was performing at Seattle U and wanted to record at a studio…I had access to one at the time. He said he heard that I made beats and told me to load one up. (I’d been carrying a flash drive in hopes of getting a chance to show him a beat i’d made for him.) I engineered the session, he recorded to my beat, and then told me I could use it for whatever I wanted. That was back in 2011. Got to kick it with him for that whole weekend and it was one of the cooler hip hop experiences i’ve ever had. He and I chopped it up about video games a lot.

As for Royce, my brother had contacted his manager a while back, I’d sent him some beats in 2008, and he liked them, which led to him getting on the first track I did with him for my first album in 08 (Revival of the Fittest - I Shine). Same thing went for this album.

Cise Starr x Marcus D

Cise Starr x Marcus D

Anonymous asked: With current sample laws, do you think it's even possible for a producer to pull off another "Endtroducing" type of album today if they're no ultra-rich?

i can’t really speak on that…if the album is big and makes money, definitely impossible, or the creator would be sued. could happen even if it’s free because it’s still copyright infringement.

Bop Alloy 
(Substantial & Marcus D)

Bop Alloy

(Substantial & Marcus D)


Bop Alloy| Espelho

My favorite song off the album. I also love it because the flutes sound similar to a melody in Sonic Unleashed.


Cise Star x Substantial | Lady Brown x Blessing It 

Last two songs from the Bop Alloy x Cyne show in San Diego.. sorry about the quality towards the end

Anonymous asked: Waffles or pancakes?

waffles all day.

Anonymous asked: You guys ever gonna come out Oakland? I know there was an SF show recently but it'd be dope to see you guys in the East Bay, strong following for yall out here where hiphop lives.

would love to. we don’t choose where we go…we go where the shows are, and where the promoters make it happen. if you and 10 friends call a venue, 1 every 2 days throughout the month asking to have Bop Alloy perform there….they’ll have to hit us up.