With over a decade of interviews with Hip Hop’s elite, esteemed journalist Rob Markman changed the direction of his pen and reintroduces himself to the world as a rapper. His debut project Write To Dream was released last Friday and today he gives us the visuals for the lead single off the EP, “I Don’t Wanna Wait” featuring Kirby Maurier (produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League).
“Christ, it was written and rap was our religion”
Set in a Park Slope church and a local bar, the Rook C directed video comes as the perfect backdrop for the loaded single, which takes fans for a walk through the tough Brooklyn life that Rob knows. The lyrics, inked with first-hand accounts of hustling, prison visits and a dangerous encounter that could’ve turned fatal. While the scenes are dichotomous in essence, they cleverly spotlight a unifying desire for hope (and coping) whether you’re kneeling at an altar or behind a bottle.
Markman’s introduction as an artist has been a long time dream of his, as he grew up making mixtapes and battling other rappers as a teen. Though his career took off as a journalist before rap, his project Write To Dream serves as an inspirational statement (and an entendre) that you have the right to dream as big as you want and it’s never too late to fulfill those dreams.
Check out Rob Markman’s video “I Don’t Wanna Wait” ft. Kirby Maurier below and be sure to listen to his debut project Write To Dream for a permanent dose of inspiration.