Multifaceted emerging artist Michael “Michael Stefan” Marshall is on the rise. He is a multi-genre artist, producer and songwriter with talent sure to attract the masses.
Hailing from Hampton Roads, Virginia this triple threat is no stranger to hard work and dedication. His belief system being quality over quantity, which is exactly what he delivers. Making his Hip Hop Weekly debut dropping off singles “3AM” and “Left Eye“, we were able to catch up to Mike for a brief interview. Get to know Michael Stefan and stream his latest below.
HHW: First, we need you to introduce yourself to the readers who may not be familiar with Michael Stefan. Tell us a little about you.
Michael: I am Michael Stefan; a rapper, singer, songwriter from Virginia. I’m a bit of a family guy. Currently Indie. Major shoutout to Ronnie R. Wayne Hatchett my business partner and one of the dopest executives in the business.
HHW: When did you first fall in love with music, and how long have you been actively pursuing your dreams of becoming a music artist?
Michael: I fell in love with music around 10th grade in high school. I was raised in a very rural environment so Rap helped pass the time. I got caught smoking weed at 12/13 years old, so my mom moved us out the neighborhood to the boondocks where I had nothing to do but Rap or play a sport, etc. I chose music. I already played sax at that point, but wanted to express in a new way.
HHW: What differentiates you from other artists?
Michael: Music. Old folks call it soul.
HHW: Are there any artists currently or before you that musically inspire you? If so, who and why?
Michael: I inspire myself. I love other great artist past and present.
HHW: What motivates Michael Stefan in and out of the booth?
Michael: I just make music. I’ve mastered it cause that’s what I chose to do with my life. I make music like people live life… ain’t trying to be perfect.
HHW: What are three things about you that would shock the public?
Michael: I have a couple kids, I was low-key Jake from StateFarm and shit, I’m heavy into Harry Potter and Hotep stuff like Astrology/Numerology/ESP.
HHW: What do you feel you contribute to the culture as an artist?
Michael: I make music.
HHW: How do you balance your career with your home life? Family?
Michael: Music is a part of my being, my family is a product of my being, and my business ventures are me acting out my free will in that being (life).
HHW: What’s next for you musically? 2021/2022 Goals.. lay ‘em out.
Michael: Currently, we’re working on several projects with two singles, “3AM” and “Left Eye” slated for release today for New Music Friday via BIMMG|BUNGALORECORDS|UNIVERSAL UMG. Our team is in go mode building our leverage for future endeavors coming down line from all of our efforts. Right now I own my masters, so what more can I say.
HHW: How can those looking to book you make contact?
Michael: First off, thanks Kash. I appreciate you indeed. For those looking to find me, you can check out my site www.michaelstefanmusic.com and follow @michaelstefanva on instagram or @michaelstefanva on Twitter. You can check out www.BIMMG.CO too.
Stream “3AM” and “Left Eye” below.