Bellco Theatre // Denver, CO
Article by Taylor Davidson
Last week, I made the trip into Denver to watch a fellow Bay Area native, Marc E. Bassy, open up the stage of the Bellco theater for rap mogul Lil Wayne. Coming from the West Coast as an up and coming artist, opening for an artist as colossal as Wayne is something that indicates huge growth and determination in Bassy’s career. With a large cult following from 1996 to present day, Lil Wayne is one of the few artists who can attract enough fans to a show to really boost an opener’s audience growth.
Standing tall on the stage, Marc E. Bassy filled his chest with fresh Colorado air as he prepared to open in front of the large crowd. The energy of Bassy’s music screams California, as the San Francisco born artist walked 450 miles down the coast to LA in order to fully embrace and prepare for his artistry. With calm and smooth sounds, his songs sing the sweet tales of love, heartache, and finding one’s self. He has worked with Bay Area artists such as Kehlani and G Eazy, and the golden state mentors he has surrounded himself with truly define the way Marc E. Bassy presents himself.
The way he held himself on stage proved that Marc E. Bassy truly has the confidence and talent of an artist who not only loves what he does, but was meant to do so. Bouncing from song to song, his happiness was contagious and strong enough to make every audience member feel the same way. His hit “You & Me” was a crowd favorite, and the upbeat song had the entering audience members cheerily bobbing into the venue. Whether or not the crowd members knew his name or his songs, Bassy has the unique ability to make everyone in a crowd feel one with the music, which is a talent that will get him far in his career. With his optimistic glow and determination, Bassy is the type of artist who proves that staying true to yourself is the greatest way to make it in the industry.