Seattle music is real, according to Maribased1. If you’re wondering what makes him the oracle of Northwestern hip music, then consider his credentials; 6 videos on BET Jams, iTunes & Billboard charting, a slot on the BlueFace “Find the Beat Tour,” and over 155k social media followers on his verified accounts.
Then again, all of these accolades aren’t the starting point of the Maribased1 story. They’re the product of hard work, hustle, laser focus, and, of course, the music. His skills swing across the spectrum capturing everything from the 90s West Coast sound (“Bouncin'”) to the radio-ready anthem of empowerment (“Mystery Girl”) and every level of the hip hop game in between.
His newest single “Spend It,” (produced by DJ FunkDaddy) is a groovy, chill number that snakes in and out with the sleek delivery that has become a hallmark for Maribased1. It’s not bombastic and in your face, but rather the quiet confidence that only an artist who knows he’s got the goods can pull off. He’s also bringing in some friends to turn this into a showcase of Seattle talent. E-Silent drops a memorable hook about spending a little bit of that hard earned cash. Mr. Benjamin, another Seattle stalwart and head of BJ&J Entertainment, trades in his executive duties to drop his own verse.
So if you’ve got a little cash and want to spend it, and also want to have a good time, you know where this crew is going. Honey, Henry, and high rolling is all you need to hear to know what the “Spend It” video is all about. But this isn’t some one-sided den of iniquity, it’s an equal opportunity party and everyone is in on the good times. That’s the Maribased1 way, everyone gets in on the party and everyone walks away happy.
“Spend It” is available now on all streaming platforms.