“Five Minutes With” Toronto Hip Hop artist Marcus Haran

Name: Marcus Haran
Genre: Jazzy Hip Hop
Founded: 2010
# of Albums: 2
Latest Release: PLUTO, The first single on his upcoming album Marcus Haran: A True Story available this Fall.

Latest Video


Marcus Haran is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer born in Paris, France and raised in Toronto. Marcus’s interest in performing began at the age of six when his mother bought him a drum set and it was enough to light the spark that led to him discovering his passion for beat boxing, beat production, and rapping.

Marcus has a rare and loud skin condition called Vitiligo, a condition that has gripped the likes of pop icon Michael Jackson, supermodel Winnie Harlow, and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachan, to name but a few. Representing every person that has ever experienced pain, every person that has ever felt like an outsider and everyone that has the courage to rise above, his journey is to hip hop fame is made from true grit and perseverance to overcome.

His upcoming album Marcus Haran: A True Story. A soundscapes to In-Difference, represents a new sound and is an accumulation of his journey. It has jazzy vocals representing the art and grit of Paris, hip hop representing the street and cultural tones representing his Sri Lankan heritage. The new sound is Toronto. It is Canada. It is the world where everyone is welcomed.

Latest Single:

PLUTO. Listen to it HERE and request it on-air at 93.5 The Move

Favourite Restaurant:

Shore Club

Favourite band as a teenager:

Cypress hill / Eminem

Favourite band now:


Marcus Haran
Photo by Drew Haran

Guilty Pleasure Song:

The Weeknd, High For This

Live Show Ritual:


Favourite local artist:

The Weeknd

Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Superfood Salad

Queen or College St?

Queen Street

Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?

Trinity Bellwoods

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?


Swiss Chalet or Roti?


Where can we follow you?


IG @Marcusharan

Soundcloud @ Marcus Haran

Spotify @ Marcus Haran

Youtube @ Marcus Haran

Any upcoming shows or releases?

Marcus Haran: A True Story launching this fall with several performances to follow



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