Posted April 25, 2014 by BlueMagic in Music

Zan Marino and High Five ‘iG5’ Mixtape (Download) [Audio]

Zan Marino (Born October 12, 1993) is an American rapper from Central New Jersey. Born in Elizabeth and raised in Roselle, Zan Marino is a versatile indie rapper who is also a member Bottom MusicEVO. Zan began playing with hip hop and rhyming at the age of 12-13, approximately his year in 8th grade.He also took interest in sound engineering and production from a young age but has put those interests on hold to focus on being mainly an artist. Now as a 20 year old MC, young Zan Marino dropped his debut EP “iG5: The Ep” produced mostly by upcoming producer, also from New Jersey, High Five Beats.

iG5 displays Zan’s ability to deliver many different types of styles and sounds over smooth, upbeat melodies from High Five. Upon listening to iG5 it won’t be hard to notice the young rapper’s love for different genres of music, blended together to put forth a solid project with excellent production. The eighth track project , which features no other artists, also show’s strength in the fact that Zan Marino does not feel the need to feature other artists in order to put together a strong release.

Zan’s inspiration for the art of hip hop hails from many different places and styles of rap. Bone Thug’s n Harmony and a few members of The Diplomats were Zan’s favorite artists since a young age. Other acts such as Big L, Eminem, and Kanye West were also another few favorites from the young MC. When asked who does he look up to in today’s rap culture (current rap) he explains how he enjoys to listen to artists such as Wiz Khalifa & Dom Kennedy. He is drawn by the smooth tunes of feel good music, something that’s very apparent in his debut project, iG5: The Ep, where he channels all of his inspirations into his own unique style putting him in a lane much different than the artists in his local area.