Mars publicity photo from 2002
|Birth name||Mario Raphael Delgado|
|Also known as||West Craven, Stinky The Rapist, Count Slapula, Marsellus Wallace, The Zodiac|
April 18, 1980 |
|Genres||Hip hop, horrorcore|
|Occupations||rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, actor|
|Labels||Mad Insanity Records, Rest In Peace Records, Apartment 3 / DNA Entertainment, Black Market Records|
|Associated acts||Kung Fu Vampire, Mad Insanity, Ganksta N-I-P, Insane Clown Posse, J RZ Tha Antichrist, Enermy Jean|
Mario Raphael Delgado (born April 18, 1980), better known by his stage name Mars, is a Mexican American rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, photographer, and actor from the San Francisco Bay Area city of Pittsburg, California  that often performs with a Hannibal Lecter style mask. He specializes in horrorcore music.
Delgado began his rap career in 1997 with childhood friend J RZ who formed Mad Insanity Records to release their basement style tapes to a circle of friends locally. His stage name "Mars" was a nickname he had been called by classmates as a short version of his name Mario.
In 1998 he released his first unofficial project S.I.D.S. on homemade cassettes and CD-Rs. Topics included rape, suicide, murder, and abortion. The tape is now considered a collectors item by fans.
On Sunday May 9, 1999 J RZ and Mars along with several members of the Mad Insanity Records roster and crew we're involved in a fight with Detroit rapper Eminem and Proof at The Fillmore in San Francisco during Eminem's performance on his first headlining "Slim Shady" tour. The incident was published in several notable hip-hop blogs as well as Bay Area newspapers allowing Mad Insanity Records to gain a regional buzz.
In 2001 Mars signed with Black Market Records and helped found Rest In Peace Records with Rod and Anthony Singleton. That same years Mars helped sign horrorcore pioneer Ganxsta NIP and released the Huston, TX artist's album The Return Of The Psychopath in stores nationwide and headed the publicity and marketing as project manager for the album. The label was short lived and Mars eventually was released from his contract to push his own label Mad Insanity Records.
2005 Mars released his debut album Mars Attacks with online stores selling out of copies its first day, two weeks before his release date on pre-orders alone. Later that year, he received national attention when fan Jeff Weise frequented Mars' website and forum before killing nine people. Mars has stated on his website there was no link to Jeff whatsoever other than the suspect being a rabid fan of his music. Due to media attention and high buzz he gained the attention of hip-hop distribution label Beyond Spaced Entertainment and re-released "Mars Attacks" to stores both national and internationally.
That same year Mars was used as the model of a character in a movie based on a novel by Robert Crais. Hostage was adapted for the screen by Doug Richardson with the Mars influenced role played by Ben Foster.
On the August 19, 2008 Psychopathic Records and sub-label Hatchet House released their "Tunnel Runners" compilation featuring material from underground rappers and groups not signed to their roster. The compilation went on to hit the Top 25 rap albums on Billboard its first week. After the Mars track "They Watchin Me" featuring Mike Marshall became widely known as the most popular on the project, Violent J of the group Insane Clown Posse invited Mars to perform on Psychopathic Records "Shock Therapy Tour" alongside Anybody Killa, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox, Axe Murder Boyz & J Reno. After Boondox experienced medical issues from a prior surgery, Mars replaced the artist on Insane Clown Posse's 2008 Hallowicked Clown Tour.
In 2009, Mars received attention when it was learned that Mars' music was an influence on the music of horrorcore fan Richard Sam McCroskey, who allegedly killed four people. McCroskey's MySpace page listed Mars as his favorite rapper, and Mars told law enforcement he had seen and signed autographs for McCroskey at various events before the murders. From these events, he has been interviewed by several TV news outlets around the United States including CBS News, Fox News, ABC News, and CNN.
Mars releases his music on Mad Insanity Records, including his most recent The Zodiac Mixtape Limited Edition (LP) on March 20, 2012 .
- Mad Insanity Records
In 1997 Mars' childhood friend Jason Gamino who performs under the name J RZ Tha Antichrist established Mindless Ignorance Records. The label was changed to Mad Insanity Records after it was found to be too similar to that of rapper Sugafist's label's name, still keeping the MIR insignia. Over the years Mars took control of the company and Mad Insanity Records went on to sign artists to CD and merchandise deals including Q Strange, Mastamind, and Ganxsta NIP. In 2008 Mad Insanity Records signed Kung Fu Vampire after Mars and KFV along with his current band lineup toured together on the Murder After Midnight tour. In 2011 Mad Insanity Records signed R&B singer Enermy Jean to the labels roster after the artist displayed his talent on Mars' Zodiac Mixtape. In 2013 the label signed Montana artist Koshir.
- Global Gold Graphix
Mars was hired as photographer an senior art director for Xplosive Magazine. He credited his graphic work under Ghetto Gold Graphics and his photography work under the name Always Flashin' Photography. In 2011 he teamed up with long time friend Jessica Renee and changed the name to Global Gold Graphix to establish a wider array of clientele and absorbing Always Flashin' Photography moniker. The company offers graphic design, photography, and video services. The firm has established themselves as one of the leading visual services in alternative hip-hop circles and has supplied artwork, photography and video production for labels like Strange Music and Psychopathic Records as well as an assortment of highly established recording artists and companies.
- Red Planet Enterprises
In 2005 Mars established Red Planet Entertainment as an umbrella company for his current and future business ventures. The name was later changed to Red Planet Enterprises after it was discovered Red Planet Entertainment was already taken by a successful media company.
- Juggalo News
In 2011 Red Planet Enterprises acquired Juggalo News, one of the most popular and longest running websites covering the horrorcore genre and similar markets after the brand was set to close its doors. Productivity tripled and website visits increased by 300% within the first three months.
- Kill Musick
In 2012 Red Planet Enterprises acquired small but semi-popular horrorcore website Kill Musick. The brand is currently in its re-development stages.
- 5 Star Booking
In 2013 Mars helped establish a booking agency under the name 5 Star Booking who's main focus is to book and manage national tours for hip-hop artists. That same year 5 Star Booking booked the Mars & Irv Da Phenom Raw Energy tour, as well as Psychopathic Records artist DJ Clay's Scratch The Surface tour. In 2014 5 Star added Donnie Polinske as a business partner and head booking agent. In January they announced part 2 of Mars and Irv Da PHENOM! "Raw Energy" tour.
Mars was born in Antioch, CA and raised throughout East Contra Costa County primarily in the city of Pittsburg. He attended Liberty High School, as well as Pittsburg Adult Education before dropping out of his regular curriculum and enrolling in various college courses including photography and publication design. He has one son Gavin Mario Delgado (born in 2007) who has appeared in promotional videos, press, and music videos alongside his father including the Kung Fu Vampire music video for "Love Bites".
- Studio Albums
- S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) (LP) (1998)
- The Zodiac Mixtape Limited Edition (LP) (2012)
- Mars Attacks (EP) (2006)
- School House Glock (EP) (2008)
- "Mistreat" (1998)
- "Rise To Power" (2000) (with Mad Insanity)
- "Slaughterhouse" (2001) (with Mad Insanity)
- "I Can't Hate" (2005)
- "Stinky the Rapist" (2009) (with Mad Insanity)
- "Hurt 'Em " (2012)
- "A Different Tune" (2013)
- "Overnight Change" (2013)
- S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Limited Puzzle Edition (LP) (1998)
- Mars Attacks Limited Edition (EP) (2005)
- School House Glock: Extra Credit (LP) (2009)
- Red Beam (Maxi Single) (2002)
- Some Girls Deserve To Die (LP) (2004)
- Mars & The DRP From Frisco To Wisco: Women And Children First (LP) (2012)
Guest Appearances and Compilations
- J RZ Tha Antichrist - Souled Out (LP) "Mad Insanes (feat Mars)" & "Rizzarection (feat Mars)" (1999)
- Various Artists - Hell Town (LP) Mad Insanity - "Head Trip" (2001)
- Cap One Of Simken Heights - Parafanalia (LP) "Kill The Priest (feat Mad Insanity)" (2001)
- Various Artists - Dark Scriptures Chapter 1 (LP) Mars - "Hate On My Mind" (2002)
- Various Artist - Wicked 4 Eva Volume 1 (LP) Mars - "In The Bay" (2002)
- Realistikk - Secular Stress (LP) "Real Lies (feat Mars)" (2002)
- Various Artists - Tha Backwoodz (LP) "How Thugz Be (feat KC, Swoop, and Mars)" (2003)
- Various Artists - Devilz Night 2003 (LP) Mars - "Halloween Night (feat Menacide)" (2003)
- Various Artists - 7 Deadly Sins: The First Demonstration (LP) Mars - "Untouchable" (2003)
- Menacide - Knuckle Up (LP) "Game Phonics (feat Mars)" (2003)
- Various Artists - Live Wolf Evil Flow (LP) Mars - "How We Do It" (2004)
- McNastee - Bootlegging My Own Shit (LP) "Blood Money (feat Mars)" (2004)
- Heavy Hittaz - The Mixtape Vol. 1: Spring Training (LP) "3 The Hard Way (feat Mars, 2oni Fayce, Mr. D-Str8, and McNastee)" (2004)
- Simken Heights - Eternal Flame: The Simken Heights Anthology (Box Set) "Kill The Priest (feat Mad Insanity)" (2004)
- Various Artists Devilz Night (LP) Mars - "Just Wanna Fuck (feat Menacide)" (2004)
- Menacide - Knuckle Up: Limited Collectors Edition (LP) "Game Phonics (feat Mars)" (2004)
- Brain Trauma - Budd Dwyer Effect (LP) "Mob Shit (feat Mars)" (2004)
- ADR Lavey - Leviathans Creation (LP) "No Hope (feat Mars)" (2005)
- Various Artists - Illusion Camp: The Mixtape (LP) Mars - "Going Back To County" (2005)
- Mastacraft - Pussy Trap (Single) "Pussy Trap (feat Mars)" (2005)
- B-Cide - The Self Proclaimed King (LP) "The Media (feat Mars") (2006)
- Arsenal - The Next Best Thing (LP) "Second Time Around (feat Mars & Spice 1)" (2006)
- Ignited - Through The Flames Of My Soul (LP) "Pluggin Yo Chest (Feat Mars) (2007)
- Juvie-D - RepMuhCity Sampler (EP) "Desperado (Feat Mars)" (2007)
- Various Artists - Evil Is... Vol Two (LP) "Self Autopsy (feat Mars, Malice, ADR Lavey, T. Spoon)" (2007)
- 1812 Records - It' A Lifestyle (LP) "City To City (feat Mars)" (2007)
- McNastee - Great Plains Drifter (LP) "Underaged (feat Mars & Murda 1)" (2008)
- The DRP - Underground Kills Corporate (LP) "Kill Em All (feat Mars)" (2008)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 5 (LP) Zetti - "Bow Down (feat Mars)" (2008)
- KidCrusher - Metal Murder Mixtape (LP) "Crywolf Creek (feat Mars)" (2008)
- Various Artists - Tunnel Runners (LP) Mars - "They Watchin Me (feat Michael Marshall)" (2008)
- Backwoods Butcher - Death is Certain (LP) "It Doesn't Matter (feat Mars)" (2008)
- Project Born - Born Dead 2 (LP) "Get Ya Wicked On (feat Mars & B-Cide)" (2008)
- Bob E. Nite - Dead & Dead3r "Something Freaky (Feat Mars)" (2009)
- Brain Trauma - Brainwashed (LP) "Decapitate (feat Mars)" (2009)
- DC Sniper - Revenge (LP) "Kop Killaz (feat Mars)" (2009)
- SIK MOB - Outbreak Mixtape (LP) "Wanna Be A Baller (Remix) (feat Mars)" (2009)
- The Dons - The Dons Mixtape Volume 2 (LP) "Dead Body Queen (feat Mars)" (2009)
- Grewsum - Grass Roots Volume 3 (LP) "You Can Do It (feat Mars, J Reno, and McNastee)" (2009)
- The Jaxter - The W Town Psychopath (LP) "Psychopath (feat ADR Lavey, C.O.S., and Mars)" (2009)
- Outbreak Monkey The Residence Of Evil (Extended Cut) (EP) "Intro the Crypt (feat Mars)", "My Christine (feat Mars)", "Until Next Time (feat Mars)" (2009)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 13 (LP) Hosted by Mars - Malaki Macabre - "Time's Up (Jason Porter remix) (feat Mars)" (2009)
- Various Artists - Devilz Night 2009 (LP) Mad Insanity - "Halloween Night (feat Lee Lee)" (2009)
- Bogus Trizzy - Temporary Insanity (LP) "The Line (feat Mars & Delusional)" (2009)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 17 (LP) Instant Legend - "Man Eater (feat Mars)" (2009)
- Trips - Tripstape Volume 2 (LP) "Music For The (feat Mars, Mad Maxxx, Renigade, Grewsum, Trouble, and Big Uno)" (2009)
- Various Artists - Presidents Of The Wicked Underground Volume 1 (LP) "Sociopaths Are Walking The Streets (feat Mars, Jason Porter, and Intrinzik)" (2009)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 19 (LP) "We Gone Mob (feat Mars & J RZ)" (2010)
- Various Artists - Presidents Of The Wicked Underground Volume 2 (LP) "The Assassination (feat Mars, Trips, Saint Sinna, and Badluck)" (2010)
- Snypa Da Prophet - One Helluva Ride: The Mixtape (LP) "One Helluva Ride (feat Mars)" & "4rm Frisco --> Chi-Town (feat Mars)" (2010)
- SIK MOB - Cheese & Krakers Vol. 1 (LP) "Crossgame (feat Mars)" (2010)
- VD - Red Bumps (LP) "Sick Thoughts (feat Mars)" (2010)
- Various Artists - Underground Music Minute: Tha Mixtape Vol. 2 (LP) Fredo The Hack - "Wicked Weed (feat Mars) (2010)
- Corpse Circus - Welcome to the Corpse Circus (LP) "Slaughter the Audience (feat Mars)" (2010)
- Various Artists - HTR 3rd Annual Blazed & Confused Soundtrack (LP) Mars - "On The Creep" (2010)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 24 (LP) C Danger "Everyday Homicide (feat Mars)" (2010)
- Big Rela - Tha Scumbag Original: Gospel of Rela "Serial Killa (feat Mars, J Reno, Kung Fu Vampire, Grewsum, and Vice Gripp)" (2010)
- Mista Creepz - Sacred (LP) "Yesterday (feat Mars)" (2010)
- Various Artists - 7 Deadly Sins 2: The Resurrection (LP) $woop - "Dangerous (feat Mars) (2010)
- Ninja Newman - Customer Service (LP) "Skrape (feat Mars & The Monstrosities)" (2010)
- Outbreak Monkey - Collabine (LP) "Paranoia (feat Mars)" (2010)
- Various Artists - Hytown Sicmix 6: Rep Ur Shyt (LP) "Get The Shovel (feat Infinitti & Mars)" (2010)
- Necro Massacre - All We Got (Single) "All We Got (feat Mars, Shock, and High-C) (2010)
- Rokgod (Poe Whosaine & Mastamind - Mortifikation Vol 2 (LP) "Wicked In The Club (feat Mars)" (2010)
- Dark Half - Chapterz (LP) "Body Funk (feat Mars)" (2010)
- Richard Gein - Killin Sluts (LP) "Mars Skit" (2010)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 29 (LP) "Preditor (feat Q Strange, J Reno, Mars, Insane Poetry, McNastee, and Intrinzik)" (2011)
- Various Artists - Worse Than Hell 2: When Hell Freezes Over (LP) A-Ron Tha Don - "Turn It Up (feat Mars & Mutilator of The Brew)" (2011)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 33 (LP) C Danger "Put In A Box (feat Mars)" (2011)
- Lockdown - The Amadeeville Horror (LP) "Go Psycho (feat Mars)" (2011)
- Ruthless Unda Ground (R.U.G.) - Necropolis (LP) "Run From This (feat Mars)" (2011)
- Savzilla - The Beast Within (LP) "Dirtbag (feat Mars)" (2011)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 36 (LP) C Danger "I See Danger (feat Mars & Intrinzik)" (2011)
- Whitney Peyton - No Holds Barred (LP) "K.O. (feat Grewsum, Mars)" (2011)
- Various Artists - Demon Days & Devil's Night (LP) Mars - "Leave You" (2011)
- Stitch Mouth - AKA Roll Model (LP) "Role Models (feat Mars)" (2011)
- J Reno - The Killection Tape (LP) "On The Brink (feat Shoestring of the Dayton Family, Mars, and Grewsum)" (2012)
- Draztik - Psychopathic Monster (Single) "Psychopathic Monster" (feat Mars & TONE-Z)" (2012)
- Vice Gripp - The Recipe For Disaster (LP) "Respect This (feat Mars)" (2012)
- Leaders Of The Lost - Verbal Torture (EP) "Enemy Of The State (feat Mars)" (2012)
- Outbreak Money - Monkeypox (LP) "Pig Roast (feat Mars, Lo Key, and Boondox)" (2012)
- The Underground Avengers - Skarecrows, Weirdos, & Claasholes (EP) "Exit Wounds (feat Pycho Jesus, Liquid Assassin, KidCrusher, Whitney Peyton, The R.O.C., AJAX, Grewsum, Scum, F-Dux, Jason Porter, Ronnie Blaze, Darko, Sutter Kain, Kung Fu Vampire, and Mars)" (2012)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 42 (LP) "Mars - Smile 4 Me" & "Capitol C - Put In A Box (feat Mars)" (2012)
- Kung Fu Vampire - Love Bites (LP) "Keep On Funkin" (feat Mars & Tebo)" (2012)
- 2 Face - Krunk 'N' Stein (LP) Dog Will Hunt (feat Mars)" (2012)
- Troll & Cycotic - Hostile Takeover (LP) - "Blood Lust (feat Mars)" (2012)
- Intrinzik - Nuthin' But Hustle (LP) "I See Danger (feat Mars)" (2012)
- Die4Me - Would You Die4Me (LP) "Hey Pig (feat Mars)" (2012)
- Lil Maniac - Gudda Boy (LP) "No Face No Chase No Trace (feat Mars and Demonik Tha Butcher)" (2012)
- Isolated Beingz - Wicked Revival (LP) "R-T-B (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Various Artists - Underground Hustlin Vol 44 (LP) Outbreak Monkey "Pig Roast (feat Mars & Boondox)" & Nino White "Death Race (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Majik Duce - The Lost Years (EP) "2012 (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Cycotic - Mental Illness (LP) "Slave To These Ways (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Young Murdoc - Kali Kush Mixtape Vol. 2 (LP) "Fuck Them Fuck You (Feat Mars)" (2013)
- Riddlez Da Klown - 2 Tha Grave (LP) "Something Inside Of Me (feat Mars and Lmaze)" (2013)
- Enasnimi - I Got Ya Back (LP) "Going Crazy (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Koshir - Ugly (LP) "Fix Yo Snatch (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Wolfpac - Square Peg Round Hole (LP) "Get Your Hands Up (feat Mars, Kung Fu Vampire & Defekt)" (2013)
- Various Artists - The Best Of Datpiff's Smokers Club Volume 3 (LP) - Fredo The Hack - "Wicked Weed (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Bloodstepp - Bass And Bubblegum (LP) "Underground All Stars (The Anthem) (feat King Gordy, The Jokerr, Lo Key, Mister K.A, T.O.N.E-Z, Molly Gruesome, Playboy The Beast, Mars, Razakel, Tre lb, Axe Murder Boyz, Grewsum, Mastamind, Insane Poetry, Basick, Spice 1, and KidCrusher)" (2013)
- Intrinzik & McNastee - Our Favorite Album (LP) "Preditor (feat Q Strange, J Reno, Mars, Insane Poetry, McNastee, and Intrinzik)" (2013)
- Outbreak Monkey - Residence of Evil 2 (Scenario A) (EP) "Crypt Creeper Chronicles (Intro) (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Outbreak Monkey - Residence of Evil 2 (Scenario B) (EP) "My Christine (MagRemix) (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Merduh The Innocynce - No Turning Back (Single) "No Turning Back (feat Mars, Playboy The Beast, Mr Grey and Dubbs)" (2013)
- Lil DymeZ - Reaching For The Stars (LP) "One Night Stand Man (feat Mars)" (2013)
- Oogie Boogie - Your Decision (Single) "Your Decision (feat Mars and Infektid)" (2013)
- The Real V3n0m - Life Goes On (LP) "Boxx (feat Mars, Mastamind and Capitol C)" (2014)
- Malice - West Bound And Down (LP) "Creepy Tales (feat Mars) (2014)
- Mr. Grey - "Remain Raw" (LP) "Dance With The Flames (feat Mars, Ms Be, and Cutter)" (2014)
Acting & Videography
- Starbucks "Battle Of The Bean" (Lead) (Commercial) (2002)
- Jaxter - "Trapped In A 40 Bottle" (Cameo) (Music Video) (2007)
- Apartment 3 / DNA Entertainment - Mobb Legacy (DVD Release) (2010)
- Hy-Town Records - 3rd Annual Blazed & Confused (DVD Release) (2010)
- The DRP - "Kill Em All (feat Mars)" (Music Video) (2010)
- Mastamind & Skitzo - "Doublehead Everythang" (Cameo) (Music Video) (2012)
- C-Danger - "I See Danger (feat Mars & Intrinzik) (2012)
- Kung Fu Vampire - "Love Bites" (Cameo) (Music Video) (2013)
- DJ Clay - "Pen & Paper" (Cameo) (Music Video) (2013)
- Psyco Sick Asylum "Everyones Mad At Me (feat Mars)" (Music Video) (2014)
- Mars - Through Hell And Back Tour (Headlining Act) (2007)
- Psychopathic - Shock Therapy Tour (Opening Act) (2008)
- Insane Clown Posse - Hallowicked Tour (Opening Act) (2008)
- Mars - The Gat To School Tour (Headlining Act) (2009)
- Esham - A Hellava Night Tour (Opening Act) (2009)
- Murder After Midnight Tour (Co-Headlining Act) (2009)
- Mars - Domestic Violence Tour (Headlining Act) (2010)
- Twiztid - Slaugtherhouse Tour (with Kung Fu Vampire) (Opening Act) (2010)
- D.G.A.F. - Wild In The Streets Tour (Opening Act) (2010)
- Kung Fu Vampire - Dead 4 Life Tour (Opening Act) (2010)
- Mars & Psycho Jesus - Gospel Of The Grave Tour (Co-Headlining Act) (2011)
- Boondox - Low Down 'N Dirty Tour (Opening Act) (2011-2012)
- Mars - Zodiac Tour (Headlining Act) (2012)
- Mars & Mastamind - Keep It Reel Tour (Co-Headlining Act) (2012)
- Kung Fu Vampire - Love Bites Tour (Opening Act) (2012)
- Mars & Irv Da Phenom - Raw Energy Tour (Co-Headlining Act) (2013)
- DJ Clay - Scratch The Surface Tour (Opening Act) (2013)
- Mars & Irv Da Phenom - Raw Energy 2 Tour (Co-Headlining Act) (2014)
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