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MARC D

Artist

Born and raised in Wandsworth, South West London, Marc D's influence of music came from growing up listening to the music his parents enjoyed playing at home, including 90s r&b, hip hop and deep house. He was introduced to rap music whilst listening to Mobb Deep's The Infamous album with 'Shook Ones' being the track to inspire the new found love for rapping.

Marcus began rapping at the age of 15 whilst in the school playground with friends. He was initially training as a footballer when he unfortunately injured himself and was no longer able to train, however, this set back encouraged him to take music a little more seriously and finally pursue a career rapping. He made every effort to put his writing to practise as well as develop his skills with flow and melody and began recording his music shortly after at the age of 16.

Marc and close friend Christian Gordon decided to take matters into their own hands and built their own home recording studio from scratch in Gordon's home. Gordon then learned how to engineer whilst Marc developed his rapping sills and the two bounced off each other whilst perfecting their crafts. Soon Marc along with Gordon and friends Micah Million, Ay Em, L.A and S Grafts spent 2 to 3 years developing their sound together recording at the home studio which lead to the guys putting music out there for their peers to enjoy.

All the hard work and dedication lead to 18 year old Marc D winning  Link UP TV's "Hardest Rap Star". Shortly after, Marc attended an open studio session at The Pond, Thornton Heath, where he met fellow musicians, MsoEazy, Troy Hudson, Big Ven and Shaun White to name a few also in attendance. MsoEazy immediately took a liking to Marc and his sound, took the talented youngster under his wing and began to manage his career.

In 2017, Marc released his first single "Boys On The Corner" under MsoEazy's independent label Cruz Ctrl. The song tells a story about a day in the life of Marc and his peers and the area they grew up in, with visuals released via GRM Daily. The track was also co-signed by rappers Stormzy and Ghetts, and also received support from former professional boxer Tony Bellew. A few months later, he released his second single called "La La" along with a cinematic visual shot by his friend Kai Shoots. 

Marc enjoys working and collaborating with people in house and finds that his vision comes to life when working with people close to him and share the same passion for creativity. He doesn't like showing his emotions in person , but his humility can be heard through his music by turning his pain into powerful, vibrant music. 

Marc took a short hiatus from music due to life, and going through the motions of life. After his brief break, he returned to the scene in September 2018 with his third single "Billie Jean", accumulating over 25,000 views on his Link Up TV promoted music video. This song was a strong come back for Marc, gearing him up for 2019!

Marc immediately set off his year of 2019 his first release of the year "Under Control" produced by fellow in house producer, Michelin Shin, and kept the momentum of releases with a collaboration with good friend, Micah Million, called "Sawsy". Marc plans to keep flooding the scene his year with much more music and visuals. Next up are summertime visuals for "Sawsy" followed by a number of shows in the pipe line.