It takes courage to be a misfit – just ask South Florida rappers Fern and Marty. From prisonsentences to church expulsions, there’s nothing these two haven’t gone through or risen above. With God as the cornerstone of their story, this unstoppable duo brings their experiences to life through their own breed of faith-based hip-hop.
To understand Social Club Misfits is to know the story of Fern and Marty. Though they’vetriumphed through five headlining tours, five albums, and three EPs, they haven’t alwayshad it easy. Fern, a pastor’s son, endured a three-year prison sentence for drug trafficking before forming a real connection with God. Marty, who was saved at 18, was fired from his church as a result of being a whistleblower. A chance encounter at a local radio station would bring the artists together and cement the beginning of Social Club Misfits.
From the get-go, Fern and Marty enticed crowds with candid conversations about God, butit wasn’t until Misfits 2 that they saw commercial success. The 2014 album tackled everything from trap-heavy bangers to fist-raising anthems, attesting to their unparalleled creative chemistry and not to mention, flexible flow. Fern and Marty explored the key theme of, well, being a misfit -- or, as they put it, “one who’s uncomfortable with his or hersurroundings.” The guys got real on love, family, and faith, but never let things get too serious. Life, in their eyes, is complex – “sorta like a Coogie sweater.” As it turns out,infusing their rhymes with depth and humor paid off; Misfits 2 landed at No. 59 onBillboard’s Hot 200 chart.
Building on the impact of Misfits 2 and its successor Us, Social Club Misfits inked a deal with Capitol Christian Music Group. From there, the accolades continued to roll in. 2017’s The Misadventures of Fern and Marty scored a No. 80 spot on the Billboard 200; 2018’s Into the Night follow-up racked up over 25M global streams and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart; and their single “War Cry (Feat. Tauren Wells)” earnedthem a Dove Award for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
On their most recent EP, MOOD, the guys stay true to the project’s title. From the Spanglish, dancefloor-filling “Que Lo Que” to hype tracks like “Everytime,” MOOD promises a song in every shade. Wrapping up the first leg of their BIG MOOD USA Tour, Social Club Misfits continue to do what they do best – cater to a global fan base of fellow misfits. With a new Hot AC radio single, “Testify (ft. Crowder),” slated for a summer 2019 release, this pairshows no signs of slowing down.
Bringing in over 115M global streams across all platforms and 18M views on Youtube and Vevo combined, Fern and Marty have amassed something of a cult following. No matter the mood, song, or stage, Social Club Misfits are proud to tell their unlikely tale and remind like- minded fans worldwide to be proud misfits no matter where they are in their journey.