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Preview: Social Club Misfits

August 9, 2017

“People often talk about the future of hip-hop music like it isn’t right now. As if the future were some far off paint splotch occupying our collective imagination. On the contrary, the future is now, and some aren’t afraid to take it where it’s going.”

The above lines are the first of Social Club Misfits’ bio on their website, and they’re enough to make you want more of an explanation. What does it mean to say that the future of hip-hop is now? Who isn’t afraid to take it where it’s going and how can they even do that? It’s almost as if Social Club is asking questions that they set out to answer in their own music.

The hip-hop duo is comprised of Marty and Fern from Miami, Florida. Social Club Misfits has multiple EPs and albums under their belt by now, each one “pushing boundaries and redefining the possibilities of what faith-based music can accomplish” *. The inspiration behind the duo’s music comes from their upbringings, and this theme of “where you came from” is woven throughout each EP and album. You can hear more about Fern’s upbringing here, where he discusses negative influences and how God impacted his life and music.

The topics of negative influences and redemption are no secret in Marty and Fern’s stories, which brings about the word that they continuously discuss – “misfit”. A “misfit” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person who is poorly adapted to a situation or environment”. The word holds a great amount of weight considering who Social Club Misfits is and how badly they strive to show that they aren’t adapting/conforming into the culture that they’re currently in. You can hear this idea of nonconformity in each of their productions as an obvious theme.

There is much more to be said about the up and coming hip-hop duo, but we will leave that responsibility to them. Listen to their music and read more about their story here!