Marc E. Bassy is the contemporary R&B and rap alias of San Francisco-born artist Marc Griffin. The singer and songwriter was previously a member of 2AM Club
, a band that released an album in 2010 on the RCA
label and split a few years later.
Compromised creatively by his time in the band, Griffin approached the next phase of his career in an informal, less measured fashioned. He adopted Marc E. Bassy as his performing name -- Count Bassy was a moniker of Alex Rau, an associate -- and uploaded tracks to his SoundCloud page. In 2014, he released the single "Relapse" (featuring Iamsu!
) and the mixtape Only the Poets through EO Entertainment. Signed to Universal Music Group
, he issued an EP, East Hollywood, in 2015. The nine-track release featured appearances from Ty Dolla $ign
, Bobby Brackins
, and P-Lo
. In 2016, Bassy delivered his sophomore EP, Groovy People, which included the single "You & Me," featuring G-Eazy
. The following year, he returned with "Plot Twist," a single featuring rapper Kyle
, and in 2017 he issued his full-length debut, Gossip Columns. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi