A dream deferred is not a dream denied and that quote has stuck with songwriter/producer Marcus Yates.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Yates started his journey at the highest realm of royalty in KC collaborating with his first cousin Tech N9ne, the independent rap mogul whose real name is Aaron Yates. Since then, he has been placed on great platforms to excel with songs he has featured on and produced for Tech, as well as being placed on tracks with hip hop and R&B heavyweights like Kendrick Lamar and DaniLeigh to name a couple. When you look at Marcus' journey, some would say that he had an easy way in being a direct blood connection to fame. With that opinion lurking over his head, it seems as if the road would be much harder given that most people prefer " the leg work". When you add up the shows, catalog, and overall phenomena of what Marcus Yates has accomplished in the past years, he's certainly put in tremendous leg work and his dedication to music well over the 10k hours to be considered a master at what he does. There's really no limit to what Marcus can accomplish in the coming years of his career. -Kaitlyn Trapani