Busta Rhymes approves nephew Note Marcato's debut LP 'Beach Bum Limbo', calls it 'next level sh*t'
Busta Rhymes has taken to social media to share big love for his nephew on October 5. An aspiring DJ and producer, Rhymes' nephew and 19-year-old son of Swizz Beatz, who goes by the moniker Note Marcato, released his very first studio album last week.
Titled 'Beach Bum Limbo', the debut LP arrived on October 2 and a proud Rhymes wanted the world to know that his nephew's project is "next level sh*t".
Rhymes shared a clip of Marcato's music video for 'Cross Eyed Hike' on Instagram and in the caption wrote, "My incredibly talented nephew @notemarcato just dropped his new project #BEACHBUMLIMBO." Rhymes added, "and I’m EXTREMELY proud of the young King!! Next Level Sh*t!! AVAILABLE AND STREAMING EVERYWHERE RIGHT NOW!!"
Rhymes' followers were quick to share their support for Marcato. "Love I shared on my story," said a fan on Instagram. Another wrote, "Busta u should start a label."
While many used fire emoji's to describe the 'Cross Eyed Hike' clip, one fan called it "Hard." Over on Twitter, one fan wrote, "Much success to your nephew @BustaRhymes. I’m going to have to check it out!"
Much to success to your nephew @BustaRhymes. I’m going to have to check it out! I’m sure it’s 🔥— Bobby Salem (@Bobby_0511) October 5, 2020
The visual for 'Cross Eyed Hike' premiered the same date as the album's release. According to Elevator Mag, Marcato spoke about the music video's conception. "I choose Joshua’s tree for its spiritual element. Joshua's tree tells a story of survival, resilience and beauty borne through perseverance. It’s a desert, with the main life presence being the trees. In this video, I choose the color green for my Alter."
He noted, "In connection with the life presence, 'Cross Eyed Hike' is a representation of the tree’s struggle which gives it its beauty and connection to the earth. I wanted to translate and capture this spiritual meaning in the video."
Since the release of 'Beach Bum Limbo', Marcato's debut album has received positive reviews by critics for its fresh take on hip-hop and being a visionary project. FLAUNT described the LP as "an oceanic body of sound that offers waves of colorful vibes and emotions" while The FADER appropriately crowned him "the new bad guy on the block."
Marcato stepped into the musical arena officially with the debut single 'Blackheart 39' in April. The song has since received over 31,000 views on YouTube, but more notably the album anthem 'Rafiki' has shot to near 123,000 views on the platform, having only been premiered on September 18.
Marcato went viral on social media after he was seen among the audience at the 2020 Grammy Awards. The rising star was seen rocking skeleton face paint, sitting in the second row alongwith his dad Swizz Beatz.