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MC Thick

In the city of New Orleans' rap scene, Marrero rapper MC Thick emerged as a unique voice, diverging from the prevailing bounce sound that dominated the region. Representing the area's distinctive style, MC Thick made a significant impact with his groundbreaking track, "Marrero (What The Fuck They Be Yellin)," released in 1991 under the small but influential Alliv Records.

MC Thick, aptly named for his robust figure, burst onto the scene with a rap style that differentiated itself through lyrical storytelling rather than conforming to the prevalent production trends. "Marrero" was a reflection of the local landscape, delving into the lives of drug fiends and law enforcement officers mentioned by name. The record gained local acclaim, selling three thousand copies in the area, and attracted the attention of Atlantic Records. The major label reissued the single and later released Thick's debut album, "The Show Ain’t Over Till The Fat Man Swings," in 1993 under their Big Beat subsidiary.

What made MC Thick's trajectory even more unconventional was his second album, "Now Whatcha Think," released in 1996. This album featured two George Clinton collaborations and a guest verse from Bun B, showcasing an unexpected fusion of Marrero's rap scene with renowned artists. This was part of George Clinton's distinctive series of guest appearances, highlighting MC Thick's appeal beyond regional boundaries.

MC Thick's promising career was cut short in 1996 when he died. His legacy, however, endures through his contributions to the New Orleans rap scene and the unconventional path he paved. MC Thick remains a unique figure in Marrero's musical history, remembered for his distinctive style, lyrical prowess, and the indelible mark he left on the city's rap landscape.

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