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Marc Griffin, known professionally as Marc E. Bassy, is an American singer and songwriter from San Francisco. He is the former vocalist of the Los Angeles-based pop band 2AM Club. His solo works include his 2014 mixtape Only the Poets, 2015 release East Hollywood, and the 2016 EP Groovy People, including the single "You & Me" featuring G-Eazy. Before putting out his own works, he was a songwriter, and wrote for artists such as CeeLo Green, Sean Kingston, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla Sign.[1]

Marc E. Bassy
Birth nameMarc Griffin
Born (1987-04-09) April 9, 1987 (age 32)
San Francisco, California
OriginSan Francisco, California
Genres
Years active2007–present
LabelsRepublic
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Griffin was raised in the Bay Area, where his mother rented from singer-songwriter, Tracy Chapman. He was raised in different areas, including Richmond, CA. During his teenage years, he moved to Mill Valley and attended Tamalpais High School. After graduation, he went to UC Santa Cruz for music but only stayed there for two years and left school to start 2AM Club in Los Angeles.[2]

CareerEdit

Griffin started his music career as the lead singer of 2AM Club, releasing an album and mixtape. However, the band was dropped by its label Sony/ATV and went on an indefinite hiatus starting June 29, 2015.[3] He went to live with his friend in Los Angeles and wrote songs for other artists. After releasing Only the Poets and East Hollywood and receiving positive critical reception, he was signed to Universal Republic Records.[4]

In October 2017, Griffin planned to go on a co-headlining tour, the Bebe & Bassy Tour with American singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha in support of Bassy's debut album Gossip Columns, released on October 13, and Rexha's EP All Your Fault: Pt. 2.[5] However, the tour was shortlived due to an infection putting Rexha on strict vocal rest.[6] In March 2018, Griffin went on a US tour with fellow Bay Area artist Rexx Life Raj for his debut album.[7]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[8]
Gossip Columns 166
PMD
  • Released: September 27, 2019[9]
  • Label: New Gold Medal
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Album details
Only the Poets, Vol. 1[10]
  • Released: July 29, 2014
  • Label: EO Entertainment
  • Formats: Digital download

Extended playsEdit

Title Extended play details Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
Heat.

[11]
East Hollywood[12]
  • Released: December 18, 2015
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Format: Digital download
Groovy People[13]
  • Released: August 5, 2016
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Format: Digital download
148 21
Postmodern Depression[14]
  • Released: October 5, 2018
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certification Album
US
[15]
NZ
[16]
SWE
[17]
"Relapse"
(featuring Iamsu!)[18]
2014 Only the Poets, Vol. 1
"You & Me"
(featuring G-Eazy)[19]
2016 58 10
[20]
43 Groovy People and Gossip Columns
"Plot Twist"
(featuring Kyle)[23]
2017 Gossip Columns
"Love Her Too"
(featuring G-Eazy)[24]
2018 Postmodern Depression
"Treat Me So Bad"[25]
"Save Me"[26] 2019 PMD
"Die Hard"[27]
"Where We're From"[28]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
"U Crazy"
(The Flavr Blue featuring Marc E. Bassy)[29]
2015 Non-album singles
"Light It for Me"
(THELIONCITYBOY featuring Marc E. Bassy)[30]
"Cut the Lights"
(Azure featuring Marc E. Bassy)[31]
Leap Year
"You're Good but I'm Better (Jarami Remix)"
(Kill J featuring Marc E. Bassy)[32]
2016 Non-album single
"Some Kind of Drug"
(G-Eazy featuring Marc E. Bassy)
97
[33]
When It's Dark Out
"Cool"
(Felix Jaehn featuring Marc E. Bassy & Gucci Mane)
2018 I
"Bottled Up"
(Dinah Jane featuring Marc E. Bassy & Ty Dolla Sign)
Non-album single

Music videosEdit

Year Title
2014 "Chemical High"[34]
"Stick to Your Guns"[35]
"American Dream Life"[36]
2015 "Do You There"
(Skizzy Mars featuring Marc E. Bassy)[37]
2016 "Some Things Never Change"[38]
"Having Fun"[39]
"Having Fun Pt. 2"[40]
"You & Me"
(featuring G-Eazy)[19]
2017 ''Til I Get Found''
2018 "Cool"

(Felix Jaehn featuring Marc E. Bassy & Gucci Mane)

"Love Her Too"

(featuring G-Eazy)

"Treat Me So Bad"

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "On The Rise: Bay Area Singer Marc E. Bassy is R&B's Newest Hero". Rehab. Rehab Online Magazine. August 27, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Weber, Bo (January 22, 2016). "Interview With Rapper Marc E. Bassy". Music in Minnesota.
  3. ^ "2AM CLUB : Photo".
  4. ^ "Marc E. Bassy". Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  5. ^ "Bebe Rexha & Marc E. Bassy Reveal Joint Tour Dates".
  6. ^ Rexha, Bebe (3:35 PM - 23 Oct 2017). "After another appointment with my doctor today, I am on strict vocal rest until Thursday night due to an infection. I'm so sorry Texas". @BebeRexha. Retrieved 2017-12-13. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Marc E. Bassy announces Spring 2018 tour in support of 'Gossip Columns'". AXS. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  8. ^ a b "Marc E. Bassy - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "PMD by Marc E. Bassy". Apple Music. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Only the Poets Mixtape (Vol. 1) by Marc E. Bassy on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "Marc E. Bassy - Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 17, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "East Hollywood by Marc E. Bassy". iTunes. Apple, Inc. December 18, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Groovy People - EP by Marc E. Bassy". iTunes. Apple, Inc. August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  14. ^ Postmodern Depression - EP by Marc E. Bassy, retrieved 2018-12-12
  15. ^ "Marc E. Bassy Song Chart History - The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  16. ^ "Marc E. Bassy discography". Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  17. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  18. ^ "Relapse (feat. Iamsu!) - Single by Marc E. Bassy on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple, Inc.
  19. ^ a b Frydenlund, Zach. "Premiere: Marc E. Bassy and G-Eazy Connect on "You and Me"". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  20. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  22. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  23. ^ "Plot Twist (feat. Kyle) - Single by Marc E. Bassy on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple, Inc.
  24. ^ "Love Her Too". Apple Music Preview. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  25. ^ "Treat Me So Bad". Apple Music. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  26. ^ "Save Me – Single by Marc E. Bassy". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  27. ^ "Die Hard – Single by Marc E. Bassy". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Where We're From by Marc E. Bassy". Spotify. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  29. ^ "U Crazy (feat. Marc E. Bassy) - Single by The Flavr Blue on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple, Inc.
  30. ^ "Light It for Me (feat. Marc E. Bassy) - Single by THELIONCITYBOY on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple, Inc.
  31. ^ "Cut the Lights (feat. Marc E. Bassy) - Single by Azure on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple Inc.
  32. ^ "You're Good but I'm Better (feat. Marc E. Bassy) [Jarami Remix] - Single by KIll J on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple, Inc.
  33. ^ "G-Eazy - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  34. ^ Smith, Alex (March 12, 2014). "Marc E. Bassy - Chemical High [Music Video]". The Original Society.
  35. ^ "Premiere: Marc E. Bassy - Stick To Your Guns (Video)". 2DOPEBOYZ. Complex Music. November 12, 2014.
  36. ^ Heins, Scott (November 21, 2014). "OKP Premiere: Marc E. Bassy – "American Dream Life"". Okayplayer.
  37. ^ "Skizzy Mars ft. Marc E. Bassy - "Do You There" Official Video". Fresh Hip Hop. January 7, 2015.
  38. ^ Golden, Zara. "Marc E. Bassy Lives The Dream In "Some Things Never Change" Video". The FADER.
  39. ^ Platon, Adelle (March 25, 2016). "Watch Marc E. Bassy Supply Good Vibes in His 'Having Fun' Video: Premiere". Billboard.
  40. ^ Lamb, Amanda (April 11, 2016). "Marc E. Bassy - Having Fun Pt. 2 (Music Video)". Thizzler On The Roof.

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