If you watched The Real World Portland or Rivals 2 you know Marlon. If you’re a hip-hop fan you ought to know Jay Dillinger. Music has been a huge part of Marlon’s life since he was a child, and on Real World Portland viewers saw him recording tracks and performing at local venues in Portland.
Now he is ready to drop his first album- Real World: True Story– on July 24. The album will be available for download on iTunes
If you’d like to preview the album, he has posted samples of his songs on his YouTube account. You can also browse his full channel for music videos and songs from his previous mixtapes.
In case you’re not convinced, here are 5 more reasons you should check out Real World: True Story
1. Other Real World Portland cast members are on the album. Remember the songs he performed with Jessica on the show? Well, it’s on the album.
2. He’s the real deal. He’s not just a kid trying to expand his 15 minutes of fame from The Real World. He has been rapping for most of his life. The album is a long time coming.
3. Marlon was one of the most respectful people on RW: Portland. He could have acted like a fool for camera time, but he didn’t. You have to respect that.
4. You’ll be able to join his fan base, Wavy Squad. You can check it out here.
5. He’s on the verge of blowing up. He opened for rappers at South by Southwest this year. Buzz around his rap career grows with each performance.
So make sure to get the album. Show support on Twitter by using #RealWorldTrueStory
For now, you can check out the song THIRSTY