Marcus Black - Happy Hour

PREMIERE: Mvrcus Blvck “Happy Hour”

If you’ve ever watched the opening sequence to the show Cheers, you may have felt a sense of belonging to the fictional group of friends. The bar was a safe space that a lot of people could feel comfortable unwinding at. That’s the same sentiment shared in Mvrcus Blvck’s new single, “Happy Hour.” The production even has a warm piano melody that feels like home. I can already picture a stadium shouting the hook along with Marcus:

“I just got paid on a Friday / Tell the bartender we need brews right away / I wanna get drunk because I just did an eight / Hour long shift I’ma drink till I faint / So tell your friends tell a friend / Hell, bring em all / Our favorite song come on / We all sing along / Lord, please make sure that I make it home.”

Mvrcus admits in his opening verse that you probably won’t catch him at the clubs indulging in models and bottles but you may see him at the Cheesecake Factory with a huge grin on his face, passing out shots. Because on payday, he feels like a king–he’s hitting Zara and taking girls of his fancy to Forever 21. He has to treat himself now and again, especially after he’s covering shifts for his coworkers. Just don’t be surprised if you get a drunk text from him. At least, he’s not drinking and driving… hopefully.

We spoke to the Chicago emcee by way of Los Angeles via email about his new song and if Drake ruined Cheesecake Factory for him.

Mass Appeal: What would you say that this song is trying to convey? Enjoying where you are in life, or aspiring for something greater?

Mvrcus Blvck: In this record I wanted to inspire working class people to be content–not complacent but content. It’s never greener on the other side. Be happy where you are while continuously striving to get to where you want to be.

What’s the first thing you usually spend money on after you get paid?

The first thing I would spend money on was shoes. I always loved a dope pair of sneakers. Jordan sixes and ones as well as some fresh Air Maxes… 95 or 96.

Has Drake’s line on Cheesecake Factory on “Childs Play” changed the way you see the establishment now?

Nah, Drake’s line hasn’t changed the way I see the establishment. It actually changed the way I view Drake! [Laughs] I’m actually cool with Drizzy. I thought he’d be at Nobu or Katsuya or something like that. Never knew he still ate at Cheesecake factory. That’s dope! Cool guy.

What’s more dangerous: a drunk text or drinking and driving?

That’s tough. They both can ruin your life! [Laughs] You probably have a higher chance of survival while drunk texting. I TRY not to do either if possible.

The hook mentions that you and your friends will sing along to one song when it comes on. Which song would that be for you?

The one song me and my friends enjoy singing along to is that Kanye West – “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” Them Jeezy ad-libs with Kanye’s relatable bars got us through many days!

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