Marcus Harris, known artistically as MH the Verb, has become one of the East Coast region's most promising multi-media artists as a performer and producer. The 29 year old MC/DJ, who previously spent his days as a Financial Consultant has developed a s...
Marcus Harris, known artistically as MH the Verb, has become one of the East Coast region's most promising multi-media artists as a performer and producer. The 29 year old MC/DJ, who previously spent his days as a Financial Consultant has developed a strong portfolio touring with his band, hosting open mics, organizing events, and collaborating with artists. Once called "a whole new movement of Hip Hop" by the Erie Reader, MH the Verb has been acclaimed by critics including, Complex, City Paper, and Charged.fm while continuing to develop his creative vision as an independent artist.
The former BNVz frontman and WPTS radio personality released his first solo project, "Cult Classic" in 2011. To celebrate, MH and his band hosted a sold out CD Release Show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. The outstanding one hour performance was released as a special live EP titled, "The Verbal Experience" showcasing the bands fusion sound. MH followed up the success of his first project with his 2012 summer mixtape, "Waffles & Whiskey" featuring the popular college anthem, "Blistered". Focusing on light-hearted and fun visuals, his Youtube generated over 75k views and he earned a featured spot on DailyMotion's front page.
After years of touring across the US with various bands including, The Roots, Kid Cudi, Snarky Puppy, and Tanya Morgan, MH has settled in New York City where he launched his indie media collective, balloonUP in 2013. Hosting a collective of artists, balloonUP is a vehicle to promote positive art, focusing on creative outlets to empower young people. Working with organizations and brands such as, Rock the Vote, LiNK (Liberation in North Korea), OperationHOPE, Foursquare, Kiva.org, and the League of Young Voters, MH has used his music and art to promote ideas and bring people together.
His first release under the imprint, "The Balloon Guide" (his third studio release) is an eclectic project embracing an array of genres – everything from Afrobeat to trip-hop to house and twerk. Developed as a concept album, "The Balloon Guide" was produced as a soundtrack for his subway commute through NYC from the Bronx to Brooklyn. Most notably, the album art was created by NYC acclaimed artist, Borbay as part of a unique barter. Borbay created the album cover, and MH wrote and recorded a song for Borbay's new born daughter, Coraline.
Always innovative, MH the Verb continues to work with a various artists, musicians, organizations and brands to creative unique projects. In 2015, you can find him every Friday night for his weekly DJ Residency at the legendary Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Otherwise, Keep your eyes to the sky... #balloonUP