Thoughts from Music's Magician
Bob Powers April 2012
"Think Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight, Levi Stubbs; Marcell is the real thing - real soul, real power, real emotion. His music brings tears to my eyes. I urge you to listen to and support this essential artist."
Legendary Grammy, Multi-Platinum Producer/Mixer
for artists such as Curtis Mayfield, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, India.Arie, The Roots, Chaka Khan, MeShell N'degeOcello, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Miles Davis, Tony Toni Toné, Macy Gray, Common, Spike Lee, The Brand New Heavies, Big Daddy Kane, KRS 1, Phylis Hyman, The Jungle Brothers, Quincy Jones (Remix), Run DMC and more.
CBS News WJZ 13
It's often said that there is no love in your own hometown, well not in this case. Marcell's hometown that he proudly proclaims recently posted on their CBS Newstation WJZ 13 website... "Best Musicians In Maryland...Are you looking for the best musicians in Maryland? Try Fools & Horses, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Maimouna Youssef, Marcell & the Truth and Nelly’s Echo."
New York City
Review by: Ann Marie - Soulafrodisiac
"Everyday I am bombarded with A LOT of music and as horrible as that may sound, I truly give thanks for that on the daily. There are albums and songs that are on the usual plateau or stuff that doesn’t particularly hit the right spot. And then..."
The First Postt
London England’s News Reporting Site “The First Post” features Marcell Russell's new music video “Baggage” on it’s front page. #TSTS #MarcellRussell #Baggage
"Anyone who follows my writing here on SoulBounce can gather that I am a lover of a beautiful vocal tone and honest lyricism. Anyone who knows me a little more personally is acutely aware that like many of you out there I have much experience with the old chestnut -- baggage. I'm convinced that when Erykah Badu penned "Bag Lady" she had me in my mind. However..."
Jörg Michael Schmitt
Marcell Russell jetzt ohne “The Truth”, dafür aber mit einer Überportion Soul, die uns für die oftmalige Abwesenheit wertiger Musiken dieses Genre innerhalb der vergangenen Monate vollends zu etnschädigen vermag. Sehr schön. Der Mann singt mit...
Editor for Sister 2 Sister Magazine & Chistepper.com: Terrence Pratt
“Marcell Russell is rare and it's not only his talent that speaks to this fact. It's his ability bare...”
“In Chicago, the Steppers were as much in awe of his spirit, as they were his talent and vocal ability. Don't get it twisted though, the brother...”
Black Music TV.FRtt
On retrouve une des plus belles voix masculines actuelles en la personne de Marcell Russell. Découvrez son dernier track, Baggage et lassez-vous porter par le groove.
Marcell ranks #5 of Top 50 artists in new millieneum
Review by: Soultracks.com
"I heard a lot of people complaining that there was not any more socially conscious, inspiring, or movement music anymore like in the ‘60s and ‘70s. We knew that simply wasn’t true and decided to compile a starter list of songs and albums that had been released this millennium which speak to the raw human conditions that people are experiencing right now... Conscious artists like: Donnie, Anthony David, Aloe Blacc, Janelle Monae, Fertile Ground, Cody ChestnuTT and Marcell & The Truth from raking them ..."
Brooklyn, New York
Ayejay ‘Da Muzik Hunta’
"One can say that hip-hop and its commercial success has killed many aspects of R&B/ Soul music, by putting the weight of creativity in the beat and hook instead of the featured artist. As a former singer I will tell you it takes a real talent and discipline to perform with a live band as oppose to a produced track. With that said..."
L. Michael Gipson
"Deconstructing our national values, our wholesale investment in symbolic appearances over true realities, songwriting frontman Marcell Russell first states our ugly, then interrogates it, before finally offering one of the many heartbreaking reasons why we are so willing to sell our soul for the empty and the weightless... children."