Late last month before I got bogged down with finals, I caught up with Bridgeport, Connecticut’s M.A.R. to get an inside look in his elaborate mind. If you’re not familiar with the name, M.A.R. has interned for Def Jam, toured alongside Dave East, headlined his own tour (Light Upp) and won the Roc Nation Showcase, all within a matter of a few short years. Catch the interview up top, as we chop it up and touch on his turntable skills, bougie rappers and good ol’ memories from the South Central riots.