I first met Marcus G in Newark Delaware. I had heard that this cat from Tennessee had made the pilgrimage up north to find like minded musicians and to branch out. At the time I was running Wonderland Studios, so I tried to use every chance I had in between sessions to record my own music. I remember meeting Marcus, and hearing him play the bass and the guitar. I was immediately impressed. He could take the littlest beat machine, or anything that made sound and push it to the limits. He was the perfect in studio bass player, because all you had to do was play the track once, and he’d have the chords, and all the changes down. He had a great talent for “feeling” music. It was a fun time because, I lived on Main st in Newark, and he was living with my business partner, so we pretty much had free reign to go to the studio and create. Even on top of that, he had a pre production set up at my business partners house and could live and create music 24 hours a day. He would play an acoustic gig with a guitar, and a female singer, and then come home and make some of the most left field hip hop you would ever here.
When my group The 49ers were making our album The Ultrasound for the record label we were signed to in Japan, we lost all the data that was the album. We had about two weeks to re record the whole album. Even with the time crunch, Marcus G was able to play bass and guitar on two of our songs that would go on to become fan favorites. He didn’t need two weeks, he only needed about two takes. Whenever Marcus would make new music it was always good to hear from him. He would contact me, and play me things he was about to release, and it made me proud that he valued my opinion, because he was such a great musician himself. I also never knew what to expect. You might get a down south booty shake hip hop beat, or you might get something that The Prodigy, or Nine Inch Nails would’ve gladly like to have in their catalog.
I know a lot of musicians around the world, but you would be hard pressed to find someone who was the physical embodiment of music like Marcus was. I met Marcus through music, so I could never understand the pain that his life long friends, and family must be feeling about his untimely passing, but we shared a unique bond through music, and I considered him a soldier fighting for the same cause. We were the little guys but we knew we were strong enough to fight the champions in the music world. The last time I talked with Marcus it was of course about music. We were trying to each find the saddest song we could possibly find and out sad each other. The funny thing is we were both smiling at the time. R.I.P Marcus Goforth you will be missed by all who knew you.
Marcus “G” Goforth
The 49ers “Promise Me” Live Bass and Guitar by Marcus G
The 49ers “Lets Party” Live Bass and Guitar by Marcus G
“Talk With Your Body” from The Zeus Ep by Marcus G
“Let Loose”- Marcus G