Following Up a Career as a Motivational Speaker, Marcus "M-Positive" Parker Drops Debut Album "Grown Folk Business"

Coyote Music Press Release


May 27, 2023 - Dallas, TX

Marcus "M-Positive" Parker has just released his debut album Grown Folk Business after growing his original motivational rap songlist throughout his career as a motivational speaker for youth. The album is available on Bandcamp for $7 (or more, if you choose) and all purchases come with Parker's e-book "How to Fix Your Emotions."

Since Rap's inception in the 1970s and 80s, its lyrical focus has flowed with the changing times--entertaining wit, social consciousness, gangster rap delving into the harsh realities of inner city life, and so on. And while artists like Nas and Common have thrived with their socially conscious lyrics, I think most would agree that even their most inspirational rhymes would stop short of being straight-up "motivational."

Parker's affirmations are just that: encouraging, motivational, essentially rhyming lessons of how to deal with stress and take control of your emotions. The opening track "Intro" is literally an introduction to Parker, telling the story of his career and his progression to recording Grown Folk Business. "I Choose Happy" is a standout track. It's incredibly literal, as is the entire album, but is a lesson for everyone--how we all deal with struggles but at the end of the day it is a choice for how we deal with adversity.

Pickup a digital copy of Marcus Parker's Grown Folk Business at Share it with a friend, family member, or coworker who you think might could use some positivity but could also use it wrapped in Rap. 

Posted on 5/27/23