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Note Marcato is the new bad guy on the block in “Blackheart 39” video

Swizz Beatz’s 19-year-old son is forging his own path with a unique sound.

April 17, 2020

For those who tuned into the 2020 Grammy Awards, many noticed an individual dressed up appropriately for the occasion save for full face paint in the style of a skeleton. He's finally stepped forward as Note Marcato with his debut single "Blackheart 39."

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The production from himself, BL$$D, and Jordan XL is an electric update to what could fit into a remark of A Clockwork Orange during a night of ultra-violence. Marcato is surrounded by a gang of friends covered by paper bags as he drops mysterious bars about his underworld personality: "Paper ain’t sufficient proofing/School a game and it was losin’/Then I had to go and use it/Jolly Roger making music." In addition, in an email, he added: “To be able to go into the dark and make something beautiful out of it isn’t a curse. It’s a gift.” He continued to explain the significance of the song name: "The symbolic meaning behind the Blackheart represents not losing yourself amongst the masks, while reminding people that they are not heartless."

Note Marcato plans on releasing his first EP Beach Bum Limbo later this summer on Epic Records.

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Photo: Ian Buosi

Note Marcato is the new bad guy on the block in “Blackheart 39” video