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As an emcee, Sapient has collaborated with highly respected artists such as Cage, The Grouch, Eyedea, and Pigeon John. In addition to staying busy on the mic, his production has also garnered him the reputation as a rapidly rising star on the indie hip-hop scene. Sape’s beats have commanded the attention of his genre’s best and he has produced tracks for Aesop Rock, Slug (Atmosphere), Freestyle Fellowship and many more. Sapient’s unique sound and “hands dirty” work ethic have also received attention in realms other than music, resulting in a fashion forward partnership with the prestigious clothing company LRG.
Sapient: The Man Born Marcus Williams
Raised by a mother and father who played violin and guitar, respectively, Marcus Williams fell in love with music at an extremely early age. The name Sapient was first seen in Krylon underneath the streetlights of his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Facing Graffiti charges at 18, he decided to concentrate on music as a means to spread his name. What began with self-manufactured CDs passed to friends in high school quickly became his livelihood. By 21, he was able to quit his day job and pay his bills selling beats and mixing tracks for other artists. At 27, Sapient supports his family through music; stress eating away his stomach lining as he spends his day producing beats, writing songs and reading business journals to figure out how to better promote himself.
Sapient: Long Tailed Dragon
A rising indie star in the age of major label apocalypse, Sapient pours fuel on the fire by providing his fans with basement-made free music that’s better than what other artists wish they could be talented enough to charge for. His massive yearly output of thought-provoking solo projects, genre defying collaborations and dope instrumentals keeps his fanbase celebrating his music year-round. As Sapient’s constant productivity and renowned live show continue to build him into one of independent hip hop’s monarchs, his brand stays humble, releasing three free albums to reciprocate fan support. The free music is available at Sapientkills.com.
Sapient: The Sound
As a producer, Sapient is known for his uncanny consistency, musical understanding and blending of different media. Proficient in live instrumentation, sampling, and synth programming, his beats are individual stories constantly unraveling, evoking the joy of the unpredictable. As an emcee Sapient brings an original tongue-in-cheek overtone to his writing that can take the edge off of serious subjects and bring a relaxed air of confidence to his smack-talking. While other artists put out an album every few years, Sapient is constantly working on providing his fans with something new
Though there are many industry disadvantages of operating out of this unsung corner of the country, this adversity has only bred a stronger, more focused artist, well poised to accept his future successes.