Mark Steele's Almost Time NYC Radio Tour & Listening Party Recap | @whoismarksteele

Known to many for his ESPN Sports Center anthem "Greatness," North Carolina emcee Mark Steele imbues a gritty, fervid sound that has been long lost since the late '90s, early 2000's.

Bred into the culture since the tender age of 15, he has already collaborated with some of hip hop's top names, including his mentor and former college professor 9th Wonder, Rapsody, and YMCMB artist Cory Gunz.

Steele's 2014 debut album, Sumthin For The Wait, boasted his hit "Not Like Yall," which was featured on ESPN's morning debate show First Take and played throughout the month of March 2014 in celebration of March Madness.

Steele released the most important album of his rising career, Almost Time, in the fourth quarter of 2016. The project features guest appearances from Rapper Big Pooh, Raheem Devaughn, and more.

While in New York City last week to promote the album, Steele stopped by the Shade45 studios twice before hosting to a packed house for a culminating, intimate listening party and local coat drive event, held at the lifestyle clothing boutique WoodShoppe, sponsored by Effen Vodka & Monster Energy Drinks. Check the recap video here.

His first visit to the Sirius XM station was with DJ Enuff's The Heavy Hitters, where Steele discussed his journey as an artist, everyday life, his relationship with 9th Wonder, and more. Steele's second visit was with Statik Selektah on ShowOff Radio, where he dropped off an impressive verse over Little Brother's "Speed," from the group's seminal debut album, The Listening.

Thanks to the Elixir Media Group for the invite and be sure to pick up the album, available on iTunes and streaming now on Spotify.

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