Marzell Martinear, an artist known as Zell’s World, has been passionate about music since he was a teenager. In the past few years, Zell has taken this passion and created a style of music that he loves today. He credits his years of experience to the growth he has made in the music industry. As a well-seasoned artist, he has been able to study changes in music and use this knowledge to release songs that cater to all audiences.
Zell’s World is an independent artist and has described his life as “born in Chicago, raised in Cincinnati, by way of Atlanta.” He developed a strong foundation in Cincinnati, studied the business of music in Atlanta, and has since been traveling between states to broaden his audience even further. His goal is to reach an international level and release music on every platform.
The key to Zell’s success? Staying humble and continuing to perfect his skill. When people compliment his progress, Zell tends to think, “I don’t think I’ve done enough,” which he believes motivates him to keep going until he is exactly where he wants to be, at his standards. When asked what advice he would give to new artists, he gave a valuable message:
“Don’t give up, always be consistent, quality over quantity, and never wait for anybody.”
Being in the music industry does have its challenges. Zell’s view on relationships has changed since he began his career. “I would ask people to listen, share, like, love, post, anything to support my music and some just wouldn’t.” Some of his closest relationships have changed, yet, people he has never met have bought and shared his music as soon as it’s released.
Zell gave a personal shout-out to his brother, Keith Marshall a.k.a. Keef N Nem, and his producer Evan, known as MamaNamedMeEvan. Keith is Zell’s closest friend and has been there to motivate and push him to be his best. When it comes to who he’ll be sharing his success with, Keith is at the top of the list. Evan produces a majority of Zell’s music and has also produced “All Hustle No Luck” by Easy Lantana, Pusha T, Bun B, Yo Gotti, “Blessing” by K Camp, and “Get Right” by Sammie.
Even throughout Covid, Zell has successfully released his album, Zell’s World the Album, and his single, Put it 2getha with YDN. Put it 2getha is a “trendy sound for hip hop. The style, the swag, the overall message is unique,” Zell explains. It was originally a YouTube beat that Zell wrote lyrics to, mixed with YDN in Atlanta, and then his brother, Keef N Nem, recreated the whole beat, and essentially “put it together.” Zell’s next goal is to get Put it 2getha on an international platform.