Jul 15, 2014
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Richmond born-and-raised rapper Erk Tha Jerk, aka Marcus Graham, released his latest project, ‘Junk food and vegetables,’ on Tuesday.

The much-anticipated album, a collaboration with producer Fly Commons, was lauded by Erk Tha Jerk’s ever growing fan base, including many of his 22,600 Twitter followers.

Phil Blackson, an assistant coach for the Contra Costa College men’s basketball team, was one of them:

erkthajerk3.7-15And you’ll often hear folks calling Erk Tha Jerk one of the Bay Area’s best rappers. Some believe he is the best of all:

erkthajerk2.7-15But we’ll let you decide. Visit the album’s website to learn more about the music. In the video below, Erk Tha Jerk discusses his new album. Also, learn more about the artist’s background from this DopeOnly.com article.

And here’s one of the songs from the new album titled “Wizard of OZ”:

This one is called “Blast Somebody.”


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.