19-Year Old International Rapper/Producer MerCure Dior Releases Debut EP

Maryland-based, Italian-bred Cameroonian Drops MerCure Dior (The EP), Premiere via Jenesis Magazine

08.05.2014 

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Critical Praise for MerCure Dior:

“He lets his rhymes and flow do the heavy-lifting…” – Earmilk

“More heat where that came from…” – Okayplayer

“This self titled EP charts MerCure Dior‘s growth and introduces the multi-cultural visionary to a new group of incoming listeners.”Jenesis Magazine

“Listening to ‘Purple Night Wishes’ by MerCure Dior is one of those majestic moments where you KNOW you’re listening to someone with skill well beyond their current reach.” – VRSMAG

The EP:

Having released two singles/videosOk, Straight,” which was premiered by Earmilk, and “Dreams Equal Secrets“, debuted via Okayplayer/PotholesInMyBlog, Greenbelt, Maryland rapper/producer MerCure Dior is ready to share his MerCure Dior (The EP) with the public. Premiering via Jenesis Magazine, the project is written and produced in-full by MerCure, serving as a great preview of his range and potential. At just three songs, the complex self-introductory EP gives listeners a window into the young artist’s multifaceted talent – with “Ok, Straight” displaying a mainstream/electronic rap vibe, while “Dreams Equal Secrets” is a more introspective cut, and his singing on “Monday Night” exudes a more laid back feel. The new music is an extension from the buzz MerCure garnered with his 2012 A$AP Ant collab, “Gush,” and 2013’s “V7NILL7.”

MerCure immigrated to Maryland from Italy when he was only four years old, where his musical abilities quickly became evident. “Rapping was one of the earliest skills that I learned,” MerCure tells Jenesis Magazine in an exclusive interview. “I would always try to remember the raps that I liked from my favorite rappers at the time, and I would spit them to all my friends in elementary school and say they were mine [laughs].” In addition writing raps as a child, MerCure played multiple instruments and was producing his own beats by the age of nine. On living in Greenbelt, home to other up-and-coming artists such as GoldLink, MerCure says, “Greenbelt has such a mellow vibe when you enter the city, and I feel like when you listen to an artist from the area you can feel the emotion. We have very far to go but we’re definitely trying to make our mark in history, not many have made it from where we’re from.”

Check out the Jenesis Magazine premiere and interview: http://www.jenesismagazine.com/ep-mercure-dior-the-ep-interview/

MerCure Dior (The EP)https://soundcloud.com/mercure-dior/sets/mercure-dior-the-ep

Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with MerCure Dior.

MerCure Dior Background:

MerCure Dior was born of Cameroonian roots in Torino, Italy. At the age of four, his family relocated to the United States. His love for music allowed an easy transition into American culture, quickly teaching himself to play both guitar and piano as a child. However, he wasn’t fully satisified with the sound he was producing. At only nine years old he downloaded music producing software and began creating his own beats to rap over. Dior’s music was heavily influenced by his international heritage. Two of his uncles were credited with inspiring songs for James Brown and Michael Jackson and later helped to provide the Bendskin (Cameroon’s unique blend of pop and hip-hop) element in Dior’s music. Dior was further inspired by artists such as TupacMichael Jackson, and Kanye West, he continued to pursue his passion in music and dropped several mixtapes throughout middle school and high school. This assisted him in creating a solid fanbase known as The Disciple Life Ones, supporting the importance of spirituality that is present in Dior’s life and music.


Links:

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MerCure Dior (The EP)https://soundcloud.com/mercure-dior/sets/mercure-dior-the-ep

“Dreams Equal Secrets”: http://youtu.be/Ls20HJg40AE

“OK, Straight”:  http://youtu.be/qyPKNv6W1vk

“Purple Night Wishes”: https://soundcloud.com/mercure-dior/purple-night-wishes-feat-bethel-michael

“Gush” feat. A$AP Ant (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMDtq45CgtY

“V7NILL7″(video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGphrAVi1Fo

Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/mercure-dior/