“I used to wanna be MJ, now I think I’m Earl Manigault”, is street-legend hubris if anything. That’s sort of been the archetype for DeLorean, someone who has put out music at a consistent pace since 2009, if not longer. From Grace to Nights at the International Ballroom and constant tours with Big K.R.I.T., his name has emerged and is now repeated with a kind warmth. Delorean is not only an unduplicated persona, but the connection between the hood and politics. He is NOT a “rapper”, but the humble TRUTH hip hop has been waiting for. Possessing a hip hop flavor with a poetic twist, Houston’s own Marcus Delorean Roberts aka “DeLorean” is sure to make music lovers want more as they rock to the sounds of a historical movement.
Delorean, which later changed to Delo, by his childhood friend, was introduced to music at an early age and fell in love with the power of words through rhythmic expressions. With hip hop influences from Tupac Shakur, Jay Z, Scarface, and Houston’s own SUC, he knew that he was destined to be remembered as an icon by staying focused. Delo began free –styling around the neighborhood while becoming familiar with various Houston artists. He learned that rapping was not incorporating words that “sound good,” but words that illustrate the truth on how one feels with real hooks and bars. Underground albums were developed and pushed independently by friends and family. There was a buzz in Houston, which many felt Delo was ahead of his time by going away from “free–style rap.” Delo took the criticism as motivation and developed a more diverse approach to his music. Living by his quote, “All a sleeper gets is a dream, so I am up like a nightmare scene,” Delo was on a mission to excel. Destined to give the music industry a rude awakening, Delo capitalized by intertwining the hood and politics as a movement in the hip hop industry. Today, he has evolved into a hip hop artist emerging into more than an underground artist. As the new face of the hip hop industry, Delo’s unique style is on a higher dimension as he continues to stand out from the rest. In the words of Delo, “Hood Politics! It’s not just a way of life, it’s a MOVEMENT!!”
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EXCLUSIVE WRECKSHOP NATION INTERVIEW!
How did you get the name “Delorean”?
That’s my govt name. My government name is “Marcus Delorean Roberts”. My pops literally named me after the car because I was born the same year it was invented. When I was younger my family and friends would shorten “Delorean”, and I’d just go by my nickname – Delo. It just stuck.
What inspired you to bring back the “Roll Call”?
The “Roll Call” was something that brought the whole city together. Everyone was bred to get the line thru the phone line at 97.9 to freeS-style and rep thatey side of Houston. It was a part of City and i brought the city together in a way, and I just wanted to reminded ppleople about it.
How would you describe A Night at the International Ballroom?
Player nights in the city. Starchy jeans, polo tee. Classic Nike’s and Big cup of something stiff. It was a time where the city didn’t have too much static. You could parking lot Ppimp, find your vices, and see some pretty shit. The club was a wide open Ballroom literally, so uyou could see everything going on. I was under age in there, so I played the Wwall mostly (lol) but i, but I would remember walking thru the club trying to act like iI was somebody.
What do you plan to accomplish in the near future?
My plans are to start a few business and still drop some of the best music in the game. Ain’t nothing changed. Make sure to check out Decks by Delorean – I’m a jack of all trades.