15 Minutes of Fame
A self-described "party-loving, fence-straddling, down-to-earth, superficial kind of guy", 80 Proof is hoping to tell his story, and in turn, connect with those who've walked a similar path. "My music is my heart, my soul. Nothing more, nothing less. It is who I am - a series of contradictions innate to all human beings. It's an honest representation of me, my ups, my downs, my strengths, my flaws; and in that, I hope people can see themselves." And when you listen to 80 Proof's debut album, 15 Minutes of Fame, you'll get the feeling that you know this guy "from somewhere". You know Marshaun Jackson. You know his heart. You know his soul. And you also know his swagger!? 80P is trying to breathe some fresh air into the music industry with 100% raw honesty - something that's often missing from modern-day lyrics. It's not about a brand. It's not about the flashy jewelry or fancy cars. It's about the everyday life. Something everybody can relate too. "I struggle with life just like any other human being on this planet, and I want you to hear the person, Marshaun Jackson, in my music." And both the ups and the downs of that everyday struggle can be heard throughout the album.