The new songs off Dedication II Album are what RnB Hits are made of. RnB is reborn and Levert II has arrived without apology and taking over! Levert II music will shape the Future of RnB and Necessary! All rise for the New Kings of RnB Soul! – Miss Disilgold.com
Disilgold: Thank you Marc for taking time to share your latest upcoming album. What can you tell the Disilgold community about yourself that will explain why Disilgold has sought you for a perSOULnalized interview?
Marc Gordon: I was co-founder of the R&B group LeVert with Gerald Levert & now LEVERT II with a new CD “Dedication.”
Disilgold: It is a highly anticipated album people are buzzing is the Return of RnB. What is your latest music cd and theme of the album or single?
Marc Gordon: The CD is called “Dedication.” It was originally a dedication or tribute by Sean Levert (Gerald’s brother) and myself . We wanted to do the album for Gerald after he passed. So far, there’s been 2 singles. ”What A Woman” which features the O’Jays & “Hey Love.”
Disilgold: When discussing the album with my Disilgold.com Magazine Team we all agreed both singles are phenomenal productions. How long did it take you to complete your album?
Marc Gordon: Thank you. To record it didn’t take as long as it took to get it out for you all to hear, but we worked on it between 2007-2008 and didn’t officially release it until Dec. 2011.
Disilgold: What were the happiest moments you have experienced while working on your latest album?
Marc Gordon: Even though Gerald had passed, working on another LeVert project with Sean felt good.
Disilgold: Describe your music style?
Marc Gordon:Sexy, Feel Good Music.
Disilgold: Both singles have been getting a lot of air play on the R&B stations, but I am curious of what motivates you to write music and stay focused on your craft?
Marc Gordon:I love music & when people feel what I’m doin musically. Music is the universal language.
Disilgold: I’m going to quote you on that. Now do you have a favorite musician of all time or someone who inspired you to achieve your goals as a music artist?
Marc Gordon:There’s not just one, too many…
Disilgold: I totally understand the pressure of answering that question. How about where do you see yourself as a music artist ten years from now?
Marc Gordon:Hopefully still here, workin on good music.
Disilgold: What other projects are you working on and release dates?
Marc Gordon: Workin’ on some music for new artists, not sure of the release dates yet.
Disilgold: When do you record music and for how long?
Marc Gordon:Whenever I get an idea & for as long as it takes, no set time.
Disilgold: Do you have a favorite location for recording music?
Disilgold: What method did you use to organize and finalize your album?
Marc Gordon:Pro Tools
Disilgold:What three words best describe your musical style over all?
Marc Gordon: Sexy smooth futuristic
Disilgold: What other hobbies do you pursue when you aren’t working on an album?
Marc Gordon:Video games, sports, bowling, golf.
Disilgold: Describe your childhood experiences before becoming a music artist?
Marc Gordon:Fun, but quiet.
Disilgold: Are there any hidden jewels or talents that you possess that many of your readers may not know?
Marc Gordon: I like to draw & art, working on videos etc..
Disilgold: What have been some of your toughest obstacles as a music artist?
Marc Gordon:Now, it’s been losing two of my best friends that I’ve started in this business with.
Disilgold: Everyone has their own definition of success. What is your definition of success?
Marc Gordon: I would say being able to do a job you love & live comfortable.
Disilgold: Do you have any recent good news to share about your music and are you on tour?
Marc Gordon:We’re picking up more stations & we’re doin spot dates right now.
Disilgold: Where can folks buy your latest music and meet you?
Marc Gordon:Check our website www.levert2.com for music any updates or events etc…
The “Get PerSOULnal” Interview
Disilgold: Marc it is tradition here at Disilgold.com to ask ‘Get PerSOULnal” Questions which require brief responses that come to you within 1 second. And so, Are you Ready for the ‘Get PerSOULnal Interview?”
Marc Gordon: Ready!
Disilgold: What time do you awake normally every morning?
Marc Gordon:Before noon.
Disilgold: What are your favorite foods to snack on while recording an album?
Marc Gordon:Gummy bears.
Disilgold: Do you watch television or listen to the radio when you’re working on your music, and if so, what do you watch or listen too mostly?
Marc Gordon:Sometimes, depends but nothin’ set.
Disilgold: What music artists are you listening to right now?
Marc Gordon:A lil’ everything but nothin regular.
Disilgold: What is your favorite vacation spot of all time?
Marc Gordon: Virgin islands.
Disilgold: Do you have an exercise regimen to suggest for busy music artists on the go?
Marc Gordon:When I do I like to run in the moring to get the day going.
Disilgold: What is your advice in relationships.
Marc Gordon: Treat people like you want to be treated.
Disilgold: What is your favorite time to put your musical pen down and rest?
Marc Gordon:When I’m tired.
Disilgold: Have you traveled anywhere besides your hometown and if so, where?
Marc Gordon:All over the states & some overseas.
Disilgold: Describe something unique about your home decorating style that may reflect in your music.
Marc Gordon: Sleek, Art deco.
Disilgold: If you could leave one sentence of advice to people in general, what would it be?
Marc Gordon: Knowledge is power , learn all you can about your craft. Whatever you do in life, be dedicated…
Reflections from Founder Miss Disilgold: When interviewing Marc Gordon of Levert II, I was inspired by his humbleness, honesty, focus, dedication to his craft and over all homage he paid to Sean and Gerald Levert, iconic legends in RnB Soul. I asked him what his definition of the word ‘dedication,’ and he states, ( Dedication ) : is a name and often a message prefixed to a literary, musical, or artistic production in tribute to a person or cause . Marc Gordon of Levert II also states, Whatever you do in life, Be dedicated! This creative genius is blessed and we can only anticipate the final production of his new upcoming Dedication album. LEVERT II certainly marks the return of R&B and what music lovers have been waiting for.