The “army of two” known as Small Wonders is composed of myself(Goldeneye), and Marcus Norwood. We pride ourselves in making “quality handmade hip hop music” using the traditional method of sampling, along with live instrumentation and turntablism to create a vintage sound with modern rhythms and subject matter. We started making music together in 2000 after meeting through a mutual friend whom I met on a random occurrence in the smoking break room at my job. At the time I was in a local group called the Warheadz, and Marcus became our DJ and eventually started making tracks for us. After the group split up in 02, we began working on music as an MC/DJ combo and developed the formula that would eventually become Small Wonders in 2008.
We hit the ground running with two turntables and a mic, doing shows in the Muncie and Ball State area. Working with Travis at Village Green Records, was an important part of putting the Small Wonders movement together. VGR was the main platform for promoting our music, and Travis was the designer four our main logo and album cover. Some of our best shows came here at this record store/concert venue. It was also the main location for our first video for the song They Don’t See, which we released in 2010. Our debut mixtape Playability circulated through the region and hit various spots around the world online, establishing a listening base.
We were constatly on the scene in Muncie and BSU. Campus hotspots like Be Here Now, where we opened for hip hop legend Canibus and Wu Tang affiliate Timbo King. We also rocked events like the Village Music fest, Muncie Music Fest and the Muncie Gras on several occasions an even graced the local newspaper a couple times with show pics.The Small Wonders buzz was not limited to the central Indiana region, as Marcus had moved to Galveston, Texas. We were able to gain listeners in that region as well as various points around the globe through friends, family and the power of the internet
I look at Small Wonders like Jedi Knights in hip hop, lying in wait, ready to return and bring a new hope. I feel like our music has a timeless effect that gives it Playability that will last a long time, just like classic hip hop, that’s why I am never in a hurry to release projects from us. I have consolidated all of our previous music into an album and an instrumental project and I am releasing them online for the entire world to hear. So upon our return, everyone has had a chance to get familiar with our previous songs and knows what to expect, somewhat however, as evolution will bring new ideas and abilities in the future.