American rapper Kiddo Marv has released his new single, “No Feelings”, featuring Yung Miami of American hip hop duo City Girls.
Born and raised in North Miami, and making his way up the music ladder since his debut mixtape, Dying 2 Live, in 2015, the rising star is no stranger to pursuing his dreams.
Marv, whose parents were immigrants from Haiti, was raised in Miami and Port-au-Prince, where the majority of his extended family now resides. A cousin of his exposed him to the BET show 106 and Park, as well as hip-hop music, around this period.
In the beginning, he went by a variety of cliché nicknames, such as Terminator and Lil Thug, before settling on Kiddo Marv as his official stage name. His two-part debut album, Kingz in Denial Don’t Overcome, was released in 2018-2019, and the name served as an acronym for that project as well.
Marv began hustling the streets of North Miami as he grew older and discovered he lacked access to quality recording equipment. At the age of 13, a repentant Kiddo Marv turned to basketball as a means to succeed.
Kiddo Marv’s life changed dramatically in high school when he picked up a microphone once more and discovered the anonymity of MySpace as a means of secretly uploading his songs.
The tenacious musician has created an outstanding network of local and national rap talents through his perseverance. It all started with a studio session in 2015 when he reached out to Major Nine (AKA Miami native and Cleveland Browns defensive end Chad Thomas) for a verse on his mixtape. From there, a series of collaborations followed.
In his earlier years, he made connections that lead to collaborations with artists such as Tokyo Jets, Denzel Curry, and City Girls through social media platforms. (“Enough/Better” and “Jobs” are among the tracks on City Girl’s most recent album, City On Lock, which he also produced).
Kiddo Marv’s determination has landed him in the same room as musicians and mentors such as Trick Daddy, Sam Sneak, and Wyclef Jean, who was one of his earliest influences.