Strength + Power in Numbers: How Marino Infantry Changing the Scope of Music + Culture
Written by Greg Harris
When you comb through the scope of the hip-hop scenery, it’s safe to say that the DMV has been making waves on their own for quite some time. As time goes on, the artistry found in their sound continues to expand with the likes of Q Da Fool, Xanman, Moneymarr, IDK, Rico Nasty, and many more who have been pushing the envelope. As those names have been making headlines, Marino Infantry remains one of the most influential groups in the region that delivers a stylistic approach to the game.
Led by A$AP Mob member and veteran in his own right, A$AP Ant, he has embodied his own path since the days of “Pe$o”. Introducing the Marino Goods brand at an early age, it’s always established itself as an streetwear lover’s keepsake, especially with the release of their bud inspired “Marino” tee. The brand and the evolution of the company has grown so much since then, it’s reckoned to be one of the powerful things to come out of the Maryland area.
In progression of the company’s position, the brand has extended itself in its inventory and representation with the likes of Migos, Wiz Khalifa, Gunna, and many more sporting Marino goods. This extension has also allowed them to grow their roster with impressive talent as well.
This new star-studded team features local favorites such as the playeristic + melodic rhymes of LuLu P, the undeniable raw talent of Baby 9eno, the stylish flavor of Benji Blue Bills, and the laid-back but effective lyrics of Lil2dow. The cohesiveness found in the collective makes them one of the most viable threats in the game and it’s only so much growth for all of them to exceed expectations.
As they continue to grow nationally, Ant and Lulu P have shown their worth with selling out shows on their “Global Distortion” Tour. This goes to show as an testament to their dedication, it’s a lot to offer in the space of independence when you manufacture your own clothing, put out your own music, and build your own team. This is merely a solid salute to what Marino Infantry and how much their impact is going to stand the test of time as things move forward.
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